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.

Sunday, July 24th, 2016   (2 days ago)
Ed Robinson of Moody, AL took the lead in race 8 and held on to the win by the slimmest of margins in the 13th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Charles Davis from Seattle, WA,...
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016   (3 days ago)
Matt Baiungo of Henderson, NV and Brian Chenvert of Rogers, MN, were the top two finishers on day one of the 13th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Baiungo finished the day with $16,373 and Chenvert...
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016   (3 days ago)
California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club In a memorable renewal of the Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap, fan favorite California Chrome outfinished a stubborn Dortmund after a prolonged duel to...
Thursday, July 21st, 2016   (6 days ago)
By Hank Wesch California Chrome wins 2014 Gr I Hollywood Derby © Benoit Look through the past performance lines of Horse of the Year honorees. Look down the left-hand column which lists the dates and...
Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (1 week ago)
First Race Opening Day © Benoit Del Mar’s 77th summer racing season fired right out of the gate with a solid set of numbers in the bank after the opening three-day weekend at the shore...
Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Champion mare Beholder went through a business-like workout Sunday morning at Del Mar, covering seven furlongs in company in 1:27 under gray skies with regular rider Gary Stevens at the controls and trainer Richard Mandella...
Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Del Mar's Intern Class of 2016 (L to R) Nick Avioli, Kristin Hill, Meg Reynolds, DMTC president Joe Harper, Erin Doty-McQuaid and Brian Glodowski By Hank Wesch Like any industry, Thoroughbred racing is always looking...
Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Champion California Chrome worked a sharp five furlongs in :59 1/5 Saturday morning at Del Mar on a racetrack cleared of all but a few other runners he’s likely to face in his comeback race...
Friday, July 15th, 2016   (1 week ago)
2016 Hats Contest © Benoit More than 300 contestants entered the 22nd annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar. The Bing Crosby Grand Prize winner was Andria Elam, from the Best Fascinator category. “I...
Thursday, July 14th, 2016   (1 week ago)
\ Pony Boy and his Webkinz Plush Horse Friend © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club After Friday’s Opening Day hullabaloo becomes a sparkling memory, the initial Saturday and Sunday of Del Mar’s 77th...
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
© Del Mar Thoroughbred Club TGIF. Thank God It’s Friday. Excuse Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing fans if they add a rider to that popular rallying cry to festivities. Make it Thank God It’s Friday,...
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
There are five different ways you can take a car to the races at Del Mar and only one of them requires you to do the driving. While an individual or a group driving their...
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
As founder Bing Crosby’s signature Del Mar ditty goes: “Where the turf meets the surf, down at old Del Mar “Take a plane, take a train, take a car…..” When “The Crooner” penned that song...
Monday, July 11th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
For the fifth summer in a row, Barretts Sales will conduct a “race ready” racehorse sale at Del Mar, providing opportunities for any and all – from first-time buyers to seasoned horsemen – to be...
Friday, July 8th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
“I’ve been calling races for 44 years and I’ve never had one like this.” The voice, that unmistakable voice, was Trevor Denman on the telly from his retreat in Minnesota. To be specific Kellogg, Minnesota,...
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016   (3 weeks ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 77th summer racing season beginning Friday, July 15 led by a solid core of veteran racing officials. Heading the crew in his 36th summer at the shore oval...
Thursday, June 30th, 2016   (3 weeks ago)
With one small change included, the 2016 Del Mar betting menu will mirror previous seasons’ full range of wagering opportunities when the seaside track begins its 77th season on Friday, July 15. The 39-day meeting...
Thursday, June 16th, 2016   (1 month ago)
For more than 75 years, fans have told the folks running Del Mar that the unique sporting and entertainment mix that is at the heart of the iconic racing headquarters is a winner. It’s all...
Thursday, April 28th, 2016   (2 months ago)
Del Mar and The Stronach Group have announced an offer of a $1-million bonus to a horse who sweeps this year’s TVG Pacific Classic, the Xpressbet Awesome Again Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The...
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016   (3 months ago)
Winners of 77 races earn automatic berths, travel and entry fees paid into World Championships.