Del Mar Futurity
|Del Mar Futurity|
|Grade I race|
|Location||Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Weight||Colts & Geldings, 123 lbs.
Fillies, 120 lbs.
The Del Mar Futurity is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. A Grade I event since 2007, the race is open to horses, age two, willing to race seven furlongs on Polytrack synthetic dirt and offers a purse of $250,000.
The race is currently part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series. The winner will automatically qualify for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
In 1971, it was run in two divisions on Turf.
Not only does trainer Bob Baffert hold the record for the most Del Mar Futurity wins with eleven, seven of those wins came in consecutive years.
- 1:21.29 - Declan's Moon (2004) (Dirt)
- 1:22.16 - Drill (2011) (Polytrack)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 6 - Bill Shoemaker (1954, 1958, 1971–1974)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 11 - Bob Baffert (1996–2002, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Most wins by an owner:
- 5 - Golden Eagle Farm (1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998)