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.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015   (3 weeks ago)
After clearing away all of the synthetic Polytrack material that made up the main track surface for the past eight years, crews have almost completed removing the stone sub-base of the main track. Those two-inch...
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015   (1 month ago)
Crews continue to work steadily on the process of a total renovation of Del Mar’s main track as January comes to a close. All estimates have the project on schedule for completion in March. Del...
Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Three-year-old star California Chrome cruises to victory in Del Mar's Grade I Hollywood Derby. Del Mar’s first “Bing Crosby Season” was declared a smashing success by all involved following Sunday’s close to the four-week meeting...
Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 30th - $130,534Mandatory Payouts A Pick Six Carryover of $130,534 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join...
Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 months ago)
By Alexis Garske California Chrome with Victor Espinoza up testing the turf for the first time at Del Mar on Sunday, November 23. It has been a year of ‘firsts’ for trainer Art Sherman and...
Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverFriday November 28th - $47,193&Super High 5 Carryover - $13,827 A Pick Six Carryover of $47,193 and a Super High 5 Carryover of $13,827 were triggered Thursday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on...
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome was entered Wednesday morning for Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby and will face five rivals in the 1 1/8-mile run over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course....
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 months ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 23rd - $115,124 A Pick Six Carryover of $115,124 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join us...
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 months ago)
By Alexis Garske Del Mar’s new starter -- Jay Slender – currently working his first meet at the seaside track. There are many heroes in racing’s stories. The winning horse gets a pat on the...
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 months ago)
Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority as the winner of its Civilian Award at the group’s annual awards banquet on December 3rd in San Francisco....
Friday, November 21st, 2014   (3 months ago)
With just a bit of nip in the air these days, the timing seems very right for Del Mar to hold a craft beer and cider fest alongside its races at the seaside track on...
Thursday, November 20th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverFriday November 14th - $42,533 A Pick Six Carryover of $42,533 was triggered Thursday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Friday's card starts with Race 3. Gates open at 11 AM. Join us...
Sunday, November 16th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Racing continued a positive trend through week two at Del Mar as the track’s initial “Bing Crosby Season” galloped through its seventh day Sunday and the reports on the numbers front all registered strongly. Attendance...
Saturday, November 15th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 16th - $599,483 A Three-Day Pick Six Carryover of $599,483 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join...
Saturday, November 15th, 2014   (3 months ago)
By Hank Wesch Del Mar's Hall of Fame riders (from left) Kent Desormeaux, Mike Smith, Alex Solis, and Gary Stevens. For the second time in its history, Del Mar has four current Hall of Fame...
Friday, November 14th, 2014   (3 months ago)
A Two-Day Pick Six Carryover of $147,102 was triggered Friday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Saturday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 11 AM. Join us for a wealth of excitement...
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Trainer Art Sherman indicated Wednesday morning that he is considering two possibilities at Del Mar for an additional race for California Chrome – the Hollywood Derby on grass and the Native Diver Handicap on Polytrack....
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Trainer Art Sherman has nominated California Chrome to the Hollywood Derby at Del Mar on Saturday, November 29 for what figures to be the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner’s final race of 2014. The...
Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Del Mar’s “Bing Crosby Season” got up and running November 7-8-9 and the running was good. The seaside track’s new 15-day fall meet completed its first week of action Sunday and the numbers, the racing...
Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Starting next weekend, first post at Del Mar on Saturdays and Sundays will be shifted from noon to 12:30 p.m. The change will mean all racing programs at the seaside track for its November “Bing...