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.

Summertime Blues? Not For Summer Intern Class of 2021

Friday, July 23rd, 2021   (5 days ago)
CEO Joe Harper welcomes Del Mar’s 2021 interns (left to right) Joey Bottini, Whit Ellis, Jake Rome and Diego Diaz-Colwell. © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch They are four students representing three universities – Syracuse...

Del Mar's Opening Week "Terrific" as Numbers Across the Board Sparkle

Sunday, July 18th, 2021   (1 week ago)
“You can’t get much better than this,” said Del Mar CEO Joe Harper in reference to opening week of the 2021 track meeting. “I’d have to say it was nothing short of terrific.” The seaside...

Del Mar Sets Opening Day Wagering Record

Friday, July 16th, 2021   (1 week ago)
Flashiest © Benoit Photo Del Mar established an Opening Day record handle mark of $21,339,6453, which smashed by 29.3% the previous all-time high of $16,500,914 set in 2016. Last year’s Opening Day handle was $15,024,635,...

Del Mar Opening Day Hats Contest

Friday, July 16th, 2021   (1 week ago)
Rebecca Smith © Benoit Photo The 27th annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar drew more than 100 contestants. Categories included Most Glamorous, Best Fascinator, Best Flowers and Best Racing/All Others. Contestants competed for...

Full Field in Oceanside Friday as Del Mar is Off and Running

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021   (2 weeks ago)
Dream Shake © Benoit Photo A gate full of 3-year-olds will run a mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Friday in the 76th edition of the Runhappy Oceanside Stakes, the highlight of a 10-race...

After His 2020 Hiatus, Denman Ready For His Del Mar Return

Monday, July 12th, 2021   (2 weeks ago)
Trevor Denman © Benoit Photo Trevor Denman called the last race at Del Mar’s fall session on December 1, 2019. Shortly thereafter, he and his wife of 26 years, Robin, saddled up and headed east...

Trevor Denman to Return to his Booth at Del Mar this Summer

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021   (1 month ago)
Trevor Denman © Benoit Photo Trevor’s back. True racing fans – and especially those who make Del Mar part of their summer routine – know exactly what that means. Trevor Denman, the iconic racing commentator...

Del Mar to Open With 100% Capacity in Seated Areas

Friday, May 28th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced plans to open its 2021 summer race meet with 100% capacity for fans in its seating areas throughout its facility. This decision was made in accordance with state and...

Del Mar Among Nation's Safest Tracks for Third Straight Year

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021   (3 months ago)
For the third consecutive year, Del Mar was identified as one of the safest major racetracks in the U.S. based on annual data released Monday by The Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database (EID). In 2020,...

Record Ship & Win Program at Del Mar

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021   (4 months ago)
$4,000 Starter Bonus, 50% and 40% Purse Enhancements Leggs Galore, a Ship & Win winner at Del Mar in 2020, continues to race on the Southern California circuit. © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s highly successful...