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 Again Focuses on Safety as Summer Meet Set To Start; Welfare of Both Humans and Horses Top Priority

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020   (2 days ago)
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) will continue its enhanced safety measures for its horses and riders, while now also implementing a new set of protocols and procedures to ensure human safety, as its seaside...

Officials Are Named for 2020 Summer Race Meet at Del Mar

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020   (4 days ago)
Tom Robbins (left) and David Jerkens during the 2019 Summer Season © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 81st summer racing season beginning Friday, July 10 led by a seasoned...

Del Mar Workers Will Receive Gregson Foundation Coupons

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020   (1 week ago)
Backstretch workers from the Doug O’Neill barn (with their star stable pony Lava Man) express their thanks (see photo below) for the special coupon program the Gregson Foundation started at Santa Anita and will continue...

Star Announcer Collmus to 'Pinch Hit' for Denman at Del Mar

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020   (2 weeks ago)
Larry Collmus © NBC Sports Network Larry Collmus, the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup on NBC television and a national race caller with 35 years of experience on his ledger, will...

Both "Runhappy," "Juvenile" Bonuses Available at Summer Meet

Thursday, June 4th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Runhappy Two-year-old runners will have lucrative additional incentives to shoot for this summer at Del Mar as the track will have in place bonus programs centering on the stallion Runhappy, as well as a unique...

Popular "Ship and Win" Program Back for 10th Del Mar Season; Additional 20% Bonus Applies to All Summer Starts

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020   (1 month ago)
Billy Batts, a “Ship and Win” winner in 2019 © Benoit Photo The highly successful “Ship and Win” program is back for its 10th season at Del Mar with its guaranteed bonus package and purse...

Del Mar Shifts Opening Day to July 10; Will Race on Friday - Sunday Summer Schedule

Thursday, May 28th, 2020   (1 month ago)
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced today its intention to begin the 2020 summer race meet on July 10 and employ a three-day-a-week race schedule pending the approval of the California Horse Racing Board at...

Del Mar Fall Meeting Sets Record Handle Numbers

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (7 months ago)
Despite losing two racing days to a pair of winter-like storms, Del Mar completed its sixth fall race meeting on a series of high notes that included a stellar final weekend with terrific turf racing,...

Single Ticket Winner Cashes for $428,459 in Del Mar's Pick Six

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Impossible Task © Benoit Photo A single ticket holder cashed big at Del Mar Saturday afternoon when their $128 Pick Six ticket came in for a $428,459 payoff. The wager was made through the TwinSpires...