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As of 04.20.14

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Best Pal Stakes (Gr. 2)
Host Track:   Del Mar
City:  Del Mar, CA

Race Facts (Since 1976):

  • Fastest Time: 1:15:08
  • Largest Winning Margin: 7 1/2 lengths
  • Highest Winning Equibase Speed Figure:112

2013 Winning Connections:

Race History

Includes data from 1976 to present.
Date Race Name Gr. Course Track Distance Purse
08/04/2013 Best Pal Stakes 2 All Weather Track Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/05/2012 Best Pal Stakes 2 All Weather Track Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/07/2011 Best Pal Stakes 2 All Weather Track Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/08/2010 Best Pal Stakes 2 All Weather Track Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/09/2009 Best Pal Stakes 2 All Weather Track Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/10/2008 Best Pal Stakes 2 All Weather Track Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/12/2007 Best Pal Stakes 2 All Weather Track Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/13/2006 Best Pal Stakes 2 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/14/2005 Best Pal Stakes 2 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/15/2004 Best Pal Stakes 2 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/17/2003 Best Pal Stakes 2 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/21/2002 Best Pal Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/15/2001 Best Pal Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/23/2000 Best Pal Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/18/1999 Best Pal Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $150,000
08/14/1998 Best Pal Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $100,000
08/20/1997 Best Pal Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $100,000
08/21/1996 Best Pal Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $100,000
08/23/1995 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $100,000
08/24/1994 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $75,000
08/20/1993 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 6 1/2 Furlongs $75,000
08/28/1992 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 7 Furlongs $75,000
08/21/1991 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 7 Furlongs $75,000
08/22/1990 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 7 Furlongs $75,000
08/23/1989 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 7 Furlongs $75,000
08/31/1988 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 7 Furlongs $75,000
09/02/1987 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 7 Furlongs $60,000
08/27/1986 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 7 Furlongs $50,000
08/28/1985 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $50,000
08/29/1984 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $50,000
08/31/1983 Balboa Stakes 3 Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $50,000
08/25/1982 Balboa Stakes Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $50,000
08/26/1981 Balboa Stakes Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $40,000
08/27/1980 Balboa Stakes Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $35,000
08/29/1979 Balboa Stakes Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $30,000
08/30/1978 Balboa Stakes Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $30,000
08/31/1977 Balboa Stakes Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $25,000
09/01/1976 Balboa Stakes Dirt Del Mar 1 Mile $25,000

Past Winners

Includes data from 1976 to present.
Date Horse Trainer Jockey Equibase Speed Figure Chart Video
08/04/2013 Alberts Hope Mike Puype Alonso Quinonez 88
08/05/2012 Know More Doug F. O'Neill Garrett K. Gomez 93
08/07/2011 Creative Cause Mike Harrington Rafael Bejarano 95
08/08/2010 J P's Gusto David E. Hofmans Patrick A. Valenzuela 104
08/09/2009 Lookin At Lucky Bob Baffert Garrett K. Gomez 103
08/10/2008 Azul Leon Doug F. O'Neill Rafael Bejarano 99
08/12/2007 Salute the Sarge Eric J. Guillot Michael C. Baze 96
08/13/2006 Principle Secret Christopher S. Paasch Alex O. Solis 112  
08/14/2005 What a Song Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza 112  
08/15/2004 Roman Ruler Bob Baffert Corey S. Nakatani 107  
08/17/2003 Perfect Moon Melvin F. Stute Patrick A. Valenzuela 97  
08/21/2002 Kafwain Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza 104  
08/15/2001 Officer Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza 112  
08/23/2000 Flame Thrower Bob Baffert Corey S. Nakatani 102  
08/18/1999 Dixie Union Richard E. Mandella Alex O. Solis 101  
08/14/1998 Worldly Manner Bob Baffert Gary L. Stevens 101  
08/20/1997 Old Topper Noble Threewitt Alex O. Solis 103  
08/21/1996 Swiss Yodeler Mike Harrington Alex O. Solis 104  
08/23/1995 Cobra King Mike Puype Russell A. Baze 100  
08/24/1994 Timber Country D. Wayne Lukas Alex O. Solis 89  
08/20/1993 Creston Jenine Sahadi Corey A. Black 93  
08/28/1992 Devil Diamond Gary F. Jones Kent J. Desormeaux 91  
08/21/1991 Scherando Richard W. Mulhall Francisco Mena N/A  
08/22/1990 Best Pal Ian P. D. Jory Patrick A. Valenzuela N/A  
08/23/1989 A. Sir Dancer Charles M. Marikian Eddie J. Delahoussaye N/A  
08/31/1988 Rob an Plunder Craig Anthony Lewis Chris J. McCarron N/A  
09/02/1987 Purdue King Irv Guiney Chris J. McCarron N/A  
08/27/1986 Temperate Sil Charles E. Whittingham William Shoemaker N/A  
08/28/1985 Swear Willard L. Proctor Eddie J. Delahoussaye N/A  
08/29/1984 Saratoga Six D. Wayne Lukas Angel Cordero, Jr. N/A  
08/31/1983 Party Leader Gary F. Jones Ray Sibille N/A  
08/25/1982 Roving Boy Joseph Manzi Eddie J. Delahoussaye N/A  
08/26/1981 The Captain Lazaro S. Barrera Laffit A. Pincay, Jr. N/A  
08/27/1980 Bold and Gold William A. Reavis D. C. Hall N/A  
08/29/1979 Doonesbury Barney Willis Sandy Hawley N/A  
08/30/1978 Flying Paster Gordon C. Campbell Don Pierce N/A  
08/31/1977 Spanish Way Lazaro S. Barrera Laffit A. Pincay, Jr. N/A  
09/01/1976 Visible Vincent Clyne Laffit A. Pincay, Jr. N/A