2022 Fall Incentive Programs

Turf Racing Action
Ship & Win

Start a horse at Del Mar this fall, who last ran out of state, to take advantage of the Ship & Win program.

  • $3,000 Starter Bonus for FIRST start.
  • 30% Purse Bonus for EVERY start.
Out of state horses are eligible to participate in Del Mar's substantial Ship & Win incentives aimed to both increase runners & horse population in California.  Purse bonuses will extend to horses that make their initial Ship & Win start at Santa Anita Autumn meet.
Maiden Dirt Bonus

Del Mar is offering a 25% purse bonus to runners, of any age, in the following maiden races on the dirt: 

  • Maiden Special Weight Dirt Races
  • Maiden Special Weight Cal-Bred Dirt Races
  • Maiden Claiming $62,500 & Above Dirt Races

Purse Bonus will be awarded directly to ownership and applies to earnings for places 1-5. 

Trainers must have fewer than 60 horses on the Southern California circuit to qualify for the program.

Dual Qualifiers

Horses may qualify for both the Ship & Win and the Maiden Dirt Bonus. For Example:

Maiden Special Dirt $70,000
+ Maiden Dirt Bonus $17,500
+ S&W Purse Bonus $21,000
+ S&W Starter Bonus $3,000
Dual Qualifier $111,500


Bing Crosby Starter Bonus

Trainers receive $150 per starter and grooms will receive a lunch voucher redeemable at the Del Mar Stable Cafeteria for every start of the Bing Crosby season.

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