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Del Mar Oaks

Grade 1 race
Del Mar Oaks
Location Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, U.S.
Inaugurated 1957
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.dmtc.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $350,000

The Del Mar Oaks is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid August at the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. Open to three-year-old fillies, it is contested at a distance of one and one-eighth miles (9 furlongs) on the turf. Since 1994 it has been a Grade I event.

From its inception in 1957 through 1964, the Del Mar Oaks was raced at a distance of one mile on dirt.

It was raced in two divisions in 1966 and again in 1970.


Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

  • 1:46.26 - Amorama (2004)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 4 - Howard B. Keck (1970, 1971, 1975, 1986)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:







2009 Internallyflawless Garrett K. Gomez Bob Baffert Charles E. Fipke 1:49.46
2008 Magical Fantasy Alex Solis Patrick Gallagher David Bienstock, et al. 1:46.73
2007 Rutherienne Corey Nakatani Christophe Clement Virginia Kraft Payson 1:46.79
2006 Arravale Jose Valdivia, Jr. Macdonald Benson Robert Costigan 1:48.03
2005 Singhalese Mike E. Smith James M. Cassidy Gould Family Trust/Dixon 1:46.29
2004 Amorama David Flores Julio C. Canani Marsha Naify et al. 1:46.26
2003 Dessert Corey Nakatani Richard Mandella The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:47.04
2002 Dublino Kent Desormeaux Laura de Seroux S. Port / M. Naify et al. 1:47.16
2001 Golden Apples Garrett K. Gomez Ben Cecil Gary A. Tanaka 1:47.98
2000 No Matter What Victor Espinoza Neil D. Drysdale Augustin Stable 1:50.02
1999 Tout Charmant David Flores Bob Baffert Walter Family Trust 1:48.60
1998 Sicy D'Alsace Corey Nakatani Nick Canani J. DeHaven/J. Preston et al. 1:48.26
1997 Famous Digger Brice Blanc Barry Abrams Let It Ride Stable 1:49.14
1996 Antespend Chris Antley Ron McAnally Jack Kent Cooke 1:48.93
1995 Bail Out Becky Shane Sellers William I. Mott Ken L. & Sarah K. Ramsey 1:49.72
1994 Twice The Vice Gary Stevens T. Ray Bell, Jr. Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:47.73
1993 Hollywood Wildcat Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Irving & Marjorie Cowan 1:48.31
1992 Suivi Alex Solis Randy Winick Albert R. Broccoli 1:48.60
1991 Flawlessly Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Harbor View Farm 1:49.40
1990 Slew Of Pearls Corey Black Edwin J. Gregson Royal Lines 1:49.80
1989 Stylish Star Chris McCarron Dan L. Hendricks M/M T. M. Cavanagh 1:48.60
1988 No Review Rafael Meza Chris Speckert Buckland Farm 1:49.00
1987 Lizzy Hare Gary Stevens Richard L. Cross Clover Racing et al. 1:50.40
1986 Hidden Light Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1:47.80
1985 Savannah Dancer Bill Shoemaker Ron McAnally Allen E. Paulson 1:48.80
1984 Fashionably Late Chris McCarron Robert J. Frankel Diana Firestone (Lessee) 1:49.40
1983 Heartlight No. One Laffit Pincay, Jr. Pedro Marti Burt Bacharach/C. B. Sager 1:50.20
1982 Castilla Ray Sibille Charlie Whittingham Mary J. Bradley 1:50.20
1981 French Charmer Darrel McHargue John W. Russell W. F. Roden 1:49.40
1980 Movin' Money Pat Valenzuela D. Wayne Lukas John A. Nerud 1:49.40
1979 Our Suiti Pie Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Mary J. Bradley 1:49.80
1978 Country Queen Fernando Toro Randy Winick Maribel G. Blum 1:49.80
1977 Taisez Vous Donald Pierce Robert L. Wheeler V. & A. Eachus 1:48.80
1976 Go March Laffit Pincay, Jr. Tommy Doyle Toshiaki Kanasashi 1:49.20
1975 Snap Apple Francisco Mena Charlie Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1:50.00
1974 Modus Vivendi Donald Pierce Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 1:50.20
1973 Sandy Blue Donald Pierce Tommy Doyle Circle C Ranch & Witt 1:49.40
1972 House of Cards Johnny Sellers Tommy Doyle Westerly Stud 1:50.00
1971 Turkish Trousers Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1:50.00
1970 Beja Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1:49.20
1970 Thoroly Blue Fernando Toro C. R. West Chas. Weiner (Lessee) 1:50.20
1969 Commissary Alvaro Pineda Melvin F. Stute Ken Schiffer 1:51.60
1968 Greta Rudy Campas W. F. Finnegan Calbourne Stable 1:50.60
1967 Forgiving Alvaro Pineda Jerry Wallace II M/M E. B. Johnston 1:50.80
1966 Desert Trial Alex Maese Carl A. Roles Muriel Vanderbilt Adams 1:51.20
1966 Mikhaless Alvaro Pineda Farrell W. Jones Albert Sultan 1:51.00
1965 Alibarb Jerry Lambert John W. Pappalardo Radkovich Stock Farm 1:52.40
1964 Gim Mah Johnny Longden John W. Pappalardo Radkovich / Wilson 1:36.80
1963 Hi Rated Kenneth Church Noble Threewitt Kratz & Horrigan 1:36.20
1962 Savaii Willie Harmatz Ross Brinson Vicar Stable 1:35.40
1961 Fun House Robert Yanez Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:35.20
1960 Linita Alex Maese Clyde Turk Corradini & Dorney 1:36.00
1959 Pie Queen Rudy Campas Farrell W. Jones Hill / Hutson Ent. 1:36.40
1958 Camloc Pete Moreno R. D. Moon Colin Campbell 1:36.40
1957 Royal Rasher Ismael Valenzuela Frank E. Childs Mrs. Fred Turner, Jr. 1:36.20



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