Nominations Close Friday For Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

by | 06.13.2019 | 4:13pm
Owner Kaleem Shah guides Bellafina and jockey Flavien Prat to the winner's circle after their victory in the 2018 Del Mar Debutante

Nominations will close Friday (June 14) for Del Mar's two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship events will be renewed this summer on Saturday, August 3,  (Debutante) and Labor Day Monday, September 2 (Futurity).

The nomination fee for each race is $300 with no additional or sustaining payments required. Both races are contested at seven furlongs and carry $300,000 purses.

Nominations for the juvenile headliners can be downloaded on-line at the Del Mar website — The forms can be filled out and e-mailed back to Del Mar at [email protected] or FAXed to the Del Mar racing office at (858) 794-1049. For those without computer access, a direct phone call to the racing office (858) 792-4231 also will work.

Last year Kaleem Shah's Bellafina finished first in the Debutante and Gary and Mary West's Game Winner captured the Futurity.

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