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 Five Breeders' Cup Challenge Races During Summer Meeting

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017   (1 month ago)
2017 Breeders' Cup Challenge features winners of 81 races in 13 countries earning automatic berths, travel and entry fees paid into World Championships.

Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports Group Announce 2017 Breeders' Cup Challenge Television Schedule

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017   (1 month ago)
The TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar to be showcased August 19th.

"Ship and Win" Program Even More Lucrative in 2017 at Del Mar

Thursday, April 6th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Del Mar’s simple, yet highly effective, “Ship and Win” program will be back with a notable increase providing even more encouragement to – literally – ship and win.

Del Mar Modifies Its Main Track Under Direction of Moore

Thursday, March 30th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Del Mar has begun a process designed to modify its main track with an end result of having it replicate the banking and grading of its sister track to the north, Santa Anita Park. Crews began their work on the track on Wednesday, March 29.

41 Stakes Worth $7.3 Million on Del Mar's 2017 Summer Schedule

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017   (2 months ago)
The summer of 2017 will see Del Mar offer 41 stakes races worth $7.3 million for its horsemen during a 36-day season that will be the 78th for the iconic track founded in 1937 by...

Breeders' Cup Opens Ticket Sales to the General Public for 2017 World Championships

Monday, March 6th, 2017   (2 months ago)
Following Successful Pre-Sale, Remaining Tickets Expected to Sell Out Quickly and Fans Encouraged to Purchase Tickets Right Away The Breeders’ Cup today announced that tickets to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar...

Breeders' Cup Releases Ticketing Information for 2017 World Championships at Del Mar

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017   (2 months ago)
Breeders’ Cup and Del Mar are investing more than $4.5 million and capping attendance to enhance fan experience. Tickets to go on sale on Monday, March 6 at Noon EST / 9:00 A.M. PST.

Tickets for 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar To Go on Sale March 6

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Fans Encouraged to Sign-up for Pre-Sale Access The Breeders’ Cup today announced that tickets for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 6....

TVG Pacific Classic Set for August 19 on NBC Sports Network

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017   (3 months ago)
The 27th running of the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic will be held on Saturday, August 19 at Del Mar and be broadcast live by the NBC Sports Network.

Dennis Moore Takes Additional Role As Del Mar's Director Of Track Maintenance

Thursday, January 19th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Moore will continue his full-time role at Santa Anita while also assuming his new responsibilities at Del Mar for its summer and fall meetings.

Del Mar to Make Special Payouts for Closing Day Pick Six Consolations

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016   (5 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced today that it will make special consolation payouts to those who picked five of six winners in its Sunday, December 4 Pick Six wager, wanting to “make it right” for...

First-Class Racing Highlights Del Mar's Third Fall Season

Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (5 months ago)
Highlighted by a series of terrific stakes races to finish out its final weekend, Del Mar brought its third fall racing season to a sparkling close Sunday with strong wagering numbers rung up and a...

$89,411 Carryover, Mandatory Payout in Del Mar Pick Six Sunday

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (5 months ago)
There will be an $89,411 Pick Six carryover and a mandatory payout Sunday in the Pick Six at Del Mar after action closed out Saturday on the track’s penultimate fall meet card. Though the regular...

Saturday Carryovers in Pick Six Pool and Single Ticket Jackpot

Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (5 months ago)
Nary a soul could tab the Pick Six races at Del Mar Friday meaning there will be a pair of carryovers into Saturday’s penultimate card of the Fall meet – a $42,767 carry in the...

Premature Exit Doesn't Dim Jockey Flavien Prat's Rising Star

Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (5 months ago)
By Hank Wesch Flavien Prat © Zoe Mets for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Flavien Prat was scheduled for mounts in the third, seventh, eighth and ninth races at Del Mar last Sunday. So, in accordance...

Del Mar, Uber Team Up for Transportation Partnership

Thursday, December 1st, 2016   (5 months ago)
Two of the leaders in their fields – Del Mar on the racing front and Uber, a technology company connecting riders with drivers – have teamed up for a partnership that will make going to...

Single Ticket Pick Six Hits Again at Del Mar on Friday

Friday, November 25th, 2016   (6 months ago)
A lone bettor tabbed six of six winners in the Pick Six at Del Mar Friday, taking down the main prize of $75,245, as well as the Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot pool of $132,216....

Seabiscuit, Native Diver Two of the Best Ever at Del Mar

Friday, November 25th, 2016   (6 months ago)
By Emily Shields Seabiscuit (A) outgaming Ligaroti in 1938 at Del Mar. Two of the most exciting racehorses to ever grace American soil receive salutes this weekend when Del Mar presents the Seabiscuit Handicap and...

Breeders' Cup Festival Eyes Sponsors, Artists for Del Mar Project

Friday, November 25th, 2016   (6 months ago)
The call is going out: Sponsors and Artists – we need you. The Breeders’ Cup, the World Championships of horse racing, is headed to Del Mar next November. Along with its world class racing comes...

Pick Six Has 81 Winners Thursday; Single Ticket Carry at $116,092

Thursday, November 24th, 2016   (6 months ago)
The Pick Six was makeable on Thanksgiving Day at Del Mar and 81 separate winning tickets proved so. The $82,426 carryover that started the day in the popular pool swelled quite a bit when $506,402...