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.

Breeders' Cup Reveals Official Logo for 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Saturday, August 17th, 2019   (6 hours ago)
Breeders’ Cup simultaneously launches two sweepstakes promotions in celebration Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today unveils the official logo for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be...

Stewart Seeks a Second Del Mar Success with Seeking the Soul

Friday, August 16th, 2019   (1 day ago)
Trainer Dallas Stewart exults after winning the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Distaff with Forever Unbridled at Del Mar. © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch In the mid-1980s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas and owner Gene Klein...

TVG Pacific Classic Heads Exceptional Day of Racing Saturday

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019   (3 days ago)
Highlighted by a highly competitive renewal of the TVG Pacific Classic, Del Mar’s Saturday racing program is taking on the look of one of the best watching and wagering afternoons in the long history of...

Invader Seeking the Soul Tops 10 Saturday in Del Mar's $1-Million TVG Pacific Classic

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019   (4 days ago)
Charles Fipke’s well-travelled Seeking the Soul drew Post 5 Tuesday in a field of 10 and was installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 29th edition of Del Mar’s premier test, the $1,000,000, Grade...

Julie Krone To Be Double Honored Next Saturday at Del Mar

Saturday, August 10th, 2019   (1 week ago)
Julie Krone Julie Krone, the most accomplished female rider in the history of Thoroughbred racing, will have her praises sung twice at Del Mar next Saturday on TVG Pacific Classic Day when she’ll be presented...

'Miracle' on Jimmy Durante Blvd in Del Mar? A Work in Progress

Friday, August 9th, 2019   (1 week ago)
Tom Robbins (left) and David Jerkens © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch The Santa Anita winter/spring meeting lost 24 racing days either in the name of safety or not having enough horses to race four...

Disqualification in Final Race Pays $373,586 to Lone Del Mar Bettor

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019   (1 week ago)
Asaro © Benoit Photo A single Pick Six player was “kissed in” in the 7th and final race this afternoon when the Del Mar stewards disqualified the apparent nose winner Jamming Eddy and moved up...

$1-Million TVG Pacific Classic, Four Other Stakes, Mandatory Pick Six Payout Point to Sparkling Day at Del Mar August 17

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019   (1 week ago)
Pavel © Benoit Photo In what will be one of the richest days of racing outside of the Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar history, the track has scheduled an unprecedented five major stakes races –...

Goats and Horses: A Pairing That Works Well at the Racetrack

Friday, August 2nd, 2019   (2 weeks ago)
Miss Theresa at trainer Art Sherman’s barn © Benoit Photo By Tere Albanese When you think of goats, you usually think of them being on a farm and/or being used for their milk. But they’ve...

Margolis Wagers "Across The Board" To Win Del Mar Challenge

Sunday, July 28th, 2019   (2 weeks ago)
Melissa Margolis © Benoit Photo Melisssa Margolis, from Thousand Oaks, CA, made "Across The Board" win, place and show wagers on Del Mar Race 6 winner Hit The Road, at odds of 9-1, to earn...