Del Mar News & Announcements

These announcements and Press Releases are updated frequently. For Stable Notes and other race-related news, you can read our Stable News.

Del Mar to Host Inaugural American Youth Racing Experience

Thursday, May 16th, 2019   (4 days ago)
Participants in the 2018 AQHA Youth Racing Experience at Los Alamitos Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced it will serve as the host for the inaugural American Youth Racing Experience (AYRE) this summer, a unique...

Del Mar Celebrates its 80th Season with a Can't Miss Concert Lineup

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019   (6 days ago)
The spot to see and be seen, Del Mar boasts an entertainment-packed summer featuring superstar country and reggae artists, craft food and beer festivals, and more.

Major US Racing Organizations Announce Plans to Implement Prohibition of Race-Day Medication

Thursday, April 18th, 2019   (1 month ago)
A coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021.

"Ship and Win" Returns to Del Mar with Beefed Up Bonus Funds

Thursday, April 11th, 2019   (1 month ago)
Ride a Comet © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s highly effective “Ship and Win” program, which for the past eight years has provided substantial incentives to owners and trainers to import out-of-state horses to race locally,...

40 Del Mar Stakes Worth Nearly $7.4 Million On Tap This Summer

Friday, April 5th, 2019   (1 month ago)
2019 Summer Stakes Schedule

TVG Pacific Classic Day Set August 17 Featuring Five Graded Stakes

Friday, February 1st, 2019   (3 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced that this year’s TVG Pacific Classic Day will be held on Saturday, August 17 as part of an enhanced racing program that will feature an unprecedented five graded stakes...

Joe Harper to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

Thursday, December 27th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Joe Harper © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar Chief Executive to Accept Honor at 48th Annual Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino on January 24 The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing...

Del Mar Concludes Fifth Fall Season Up in Total Handle

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018   (5 months ago)
Following on the heels of a stellar summer season, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club completed its fifth fall meet Sunday, highlighted by gains in total handle and four weeks of safe racing. All sources wagering for...

Read, Davis Take 100 Years of Del Mar Off Into the Sunset

Saturday, December 1st, 2018   (5 months ago)
Tim Read and Leon Davis © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride Del Mar has a reputation as the kind of place that once you come give it a try, you’re not likely to leave. Tim...

Ray's Journey Has Taken Him from USC to NFL and Now Mandella

Friday, November 30th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Terrell Ray and Omaha Beach © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch If you stopped by the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella during fall racing at Del Mar, the chances are good you’d...