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.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016   (1 day ago)
The famous Holiday Bowl flag will be at Del Mar for opening day © Benoit Del Mar will partner with a nearby American Legion Post for a “Veterans Day Salute” on its opening day of...
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016   (2 days ago)
An enhancement to the Pick Six wager that is expected to offer large payoffs and re-energize what has been California’s most popular exotic bet will have its debut with the opening of the annual Del...
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016   (3 days ago)
The Pizza Man © Benoit For the sixth straight year and the third consecutive fall, the productive “Ship and Win” program, which has attracted hundreds of out-of-state horses to California since it was started at...
Monday, September 5th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club A hard-fought victory against a game Dortmund in the San Diego Handicap and a wire-to-wire domination of a field that included defending champion Beholder in...
Monday, September 5th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
The California Chrome Connections © Benoit Del Mar raced to the finish of its 77th summer season Monday and the California Chrome connections shared top honors with Rockingham Ranch in the owners’ department for the...
Monday, September 5th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
Bejarano (left) and Prat © Benoit The only time Del Mar had a tie for the jockey championship was 1950, when riding legends John Longden and Bill Shoemaker deadlocked with 60 wins apiece. Until the...
Monday, September 5th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
Highlighted by its most successful single day ever, by a sparkling parade of stakes races and by a continuing enhancement of its reputation as a sporting/entertainment venue without peer in the west, Del Mar raced...
Sunday, September 4th, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
For the second day in row, a carryover occurred in the Pick Six bet at Del Mar, this one the largest of the meet at $547,421. It will be placed in the Pick Six pool...
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016   (2 weeks ago)
A Pick Six carryover of $128,534 will preload the betting pool for the popular exotic wager Sunday when Del Mar presents the penultimate day of sport of its 77th summer race meet. Price horses predominated...
Thursday, September 1st, 2016   (3 weeks ago)
Bob Baffert (left) and D. Wayne Lukas © Benoit By Hank Wesch The inaugural running of the Del Mar Futurity was in 1948. The Del Mar Debutante came into being three years later. So when...
Thursday, September 1st, 2016   (3 weeks ago)
Fourteen stakes races worth just over $2 million will be offered during Del Mar’s third consecutive fall racing season that kicks off at the shore oval on Friday, November 11, which is Veterans Day. The...
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016   (3 weeks ago)
A lone Pick Six ticket sold at Del Mar Wednesday for the sum of $180 earned a delighted punter a total of $62,011 on the 34th day of racing this summer. Del Mar officials identified...
Sunday, August 28th, 2016   (3 weeks ago)
A pair of very savvy, or very lucky, Pick Six bettors scored nicely on the sequential bet Sunday at Del Mar when they tabbed all the winners in the popular exotic bet. The numbers were...
Friday, August 26th, 2016   (4 weeks ago)
With longshots ringing up win after win, Del Mar’s popular Pick Six bet was too tough to take down Friday causing a carryover of $84,078 to go forward into Saturday’s pool for the exotic wager....
Friday, August 26th, 2016   (4 weeks ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, an impressive maiden race winner in his last start, made a successful jump into stakes competition Friday with a game triumph in the featured $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at...
Friday, August 26th, 2016   (4 weeks ago)
With a motivation to give its horses and horsemen more time to adapt and transition to its racing surfaces, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club applied for and was granted a later start date for its 2017...
Thursday, August 25th, 2016   (4 weeks ago)
Shelbe Ruis © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By Hank Wesch It’s only been four months since Shelbe Ruis was elevated to a high management position in a newly-formed, but not brand new,...
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016   (4 weeks ago)
With a 32-1 longshot starting out the day’s Pick Six sequence Wednesday at Del Mar, it was hardly a surprise when the popular bet finished with a carryover of $59,871 on the afternoon, an amount...
Monday, August 22nd, 2016   (1 month ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) and The Jockey Club have formally announced that they both will provide additional funding to the Ken Maddy Laboratory at the University California, Davis to enhance the California Horse Racing...
Saturday, August 20th, 2016   (1 month ago)
The single-day handle mark at Del Mar fell Saturday as California Chrome was the star of the show in pulling off a smashing performance in front of 24,155 in the 26th running of the TVG...