Del Mar Debutante Stakes

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Del Mar Debutante Stakes
Grade I race
Location Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, United States
Inaugurated 1951
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Surface dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight Scale
Purse $300,000 (since 2012)[1]

The Del Mar Debutante Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse race for two-year-old fillies run each year in early September at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. A Grade I event since 1999, the Debutante is raced on dirt at a distance of seven furlongs and currently offers a purse of $300,000.[1]

Inaugurated in 1951 at a distance of six furlongs, in 1974 the race was changed to a one-mile event then in 1993 to its current seven furlongs. From 2007 to 2014, it was run on a Polytrack all weather surface.

The Del Mar Debutante Stakes was raced in two divisions in 1984.


Speed record:

  • 1:21.40 - Call Now (1994) (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 9 - D. Wayne Lukas (1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - M/M E. B. Johnston (1959, 1970, 1971)

Winners since 1979[edit]

2016 Union Strike Martin Garcia Shelbe Ruis Ruis Racing 1:23.22
2015 Songbird Mike E. Smith Jerry Hollendorfer Fox Hill Farms 1:22.65
2014 Sunset Glow Victor Espinoza Wesley A. Ward Ten Broeck Farm 1:23.12
2013 She's a Tiger Gary Stevens Jeff Bonde Dedomenico/Aldrich et al. 1:22.71
2012 Executiveprivilege Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Watson/Pegram/Weitman 1:23.43
2011 Weemissfrankie Rafael Bejarano Peter Eurton Alesia/Bran Jam Stable/Ciaglia Stable/Dyrdek/Cosato 1:23.20
2010 Tell a Kelly Alonso Quinonez John W. Sadler Ike & Dawn Thrash 1:23.05
2009 Mi Sueno Michael Baze Eric Guillot Southern Equine Stable 1:23.78
2008 Stardom Bound Mike E. Smith Christopher Paasch Charles R. Cono 1:22.50
2007 Set Play Brice Blanc Peter Miller Gerson Racing 1:26.79
2006 Point Ashley Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 1:23.34
2005 Wild Fit Alex Solis Jeff Mullins Brewer Stable & Smith 1:23.20
2004 Sweet Catomine Victor Espinoza Julio C. Canani Pam & Martin Wygod 1:24.18
2003 Halfbridled Julie Krone Richard Mandella Wertheimer et Frere 1:22.20
2002 Miss Houdini Gary Stevens Warren Stute Bo Hirsch 1:23.43
2001 Habibti Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:22.22
2000 Cindy's Hero Garrett Gomez David Hofmans Tom & Elizabeth Baxter 1:22.61
1999 Chilukki David Flores Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1:23.40
1998 Excellent Meeting Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:22.20
1997 Vivid Angel Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Ed & Natalie Friendly 1:24.20
1996 Sharp Cat Rene Douglas D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:23.80
1995 Batroyale Martin Pedroza Bob Baffert Robert & Barbara Walter 1:22.40
1994 Call Now Alex Solis Ron McAnally VHW Stables 1:21.40
1993 Sardula Ed Delahoussaye Brian A. Mayberry Ann & Jerry Moss 1:21.60
1992 Beal Street Blues Gary Stevens Frank L. Brothers Lazy Lane Farms, Inc. 1:37.00
1991 La Spia Alex Solis Randy Winick Albert R. Broccoli 1:37.00
1990 Beyond Perfection Alex Solis Jack Van Berg John A. Franks 1:34.80
1989 Rue de Palm Russell Baze D. Wayne Lukas Peter M. Brant 1:35.00
1988 Lea Lucinda * Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 1:36.40
1987 Lost Kitty Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Klein & Lukas 1:36.00
1986 Brave Raj Corey Black Melvin F. Stute Dolly Green 1:35.80
1985 Arewehavingfunyet Patrick Valenzuela D. Wayne Lukas Spendthrift Farm 1:36.00
1984 Fiesta Lady Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas M/M E. V. Klein 1:38.80
1984 Full O Wisdom Chris McCarron Joseph Manzi Four Star Stables/Murray Ozer 1:37.40
1983 Althea Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Aykroyd, Alexander & Groves 1:36.00
1982 Landaluce Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Beal & French 1:35.60
1981 Skillful Joy Chris McCarron Ross Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper 1:37.40
1980 Raja's Delight Chris McCarron Tommy Doyle Jack L. Finley 1:37.40
1979 Table Hands Bill Shoemaker Willard Proctor Allen & Brant 1:35.00
1978 Terlingua Darrel McHargue D. Wayne Lukas Beal & French 1:36.20
1977 Extravagant Marco Castaneda J. Jimenez Deeb & Austad 1:36.40
1976 Telferner Laffit Pincay, Jr. Tommy Doyle J. C. Pollard 1:37.20
1975 Queen to Be Darrel McHargue Ron McAnally Elmendorf 1:36.80
1974 Bubblewin Bill Shoemaker Lou Glauburg Morris Shapiro 1:36.80
1973 Fleet Peach Donald Pierce Tommy Doyle Canadiana Farms 1:09.60
1972 Windy's Daughter Bill Shoemaker Tommy Doyle Bernice Blackman 1:09.60
1971 Impressive Style Donald Pierce Federico A. Miquelez M/M E. B. Johnston 1:09.20
1970 Generous Portion D. Tierne Federico A. Miquelez M/M E. B. Johnston 1:09.60
1969 Atomic Wings Donald Pierce James Nazworthy Sledge Stable 1:08.60
1968 Fourth Round Jerry Lambert Tommy Doyle Buena Suerte Stable 1:10.40
1967 Fast Dish Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick M/M Louis K. Shapiro 1:09.80
1966 Native Honey Rudy Campas Tommy Doyle M/M Peter Dye 1:10.00
1965 Century Bill Hartack Gordon C. Campbell M/M John J. Elmore 1:10.00
1964 Admirably Raymond York Lou Glauburg E. J. Anderson 1:09.80
1963 Leisurely Kin Jerry Lambert George Adams J. Kel Houssels 1:09.20
1962 Brown Berry Pete Moreno Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:09.40
1961 Spark Plug Robert Yanez Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:09.40
1960 Amri-an Alex Maese Joseph S. Dunn Howard B. Keck 1:09.40
1959 Darling June Donald Pierce Tommy Doyle M/M E. B. Johnston 1:09.20
1958 Khalita Raymond York Mal Anderson W. N. Modglin 1:10.60
1957 Sally Lee Pete Moreno Charles Dickens Covert Ranch 1:10.40
1956 Blue Vic Rogelio Trejos Reggie Cornell John J. Elmore 1:09.80
1955 Miss Todd Raymond York Robert L. Wheeler J. Rubin Jelks 1:10.40
1954 Fair Molly Bill Shoemaker Benny Slasky Dr.& Mrs. J. R. Smith 1:10.60
1953 Lady Cover Up * Bill Shoemaker Bob R. Roberts Black Gold Stable 1:11.00
1952 Lap Full Henry Moreno Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1:10.60
1951 Tonga Gordon Glisson Warren Stute Yolo Stable 1:12.00
  • In 1988, Approved to Fly finished first but was disqualified to second.
  • In 1953, Frosty Dawn won the race but later was found to be ineligible and the race was awarded to Lady Cover Up.


  1. ^ a b "Race Profile - Statistics". Retrieved 4 September 2016.