08/12/2011 8:24PM

Del Mar: Mitchell sets wins mark


Mike Mitchell became the all-time winningest trainer in Del Mar history when Backwoods Belle ($3.60) won a maiden claimer by 6 1-4 lengths in Friday's fifth race, the trainer's 437th win.

Mitchell began the day tied with active Hall of Famer Ron McAnally, who did not have any starters on Friday. The Mitchell-trained Devour finished third in the second race, his first start of the day. Backwoods Belle was the second.

Backwoods Belle was timed in 1:03.98 for 5 1-2 furlongs, winning her second career start. A 2-year-old filly, she was claimedor $40,000 in a two-way shake by John Sadler.