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.

Monday, August 31st, 2015   (9 hours ago)
American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza pulling away in the Del Mar Futurity September 3, 2014. Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will parade for Del Mar racing fans between races Sunday, the next-to-last day of the...
Friday, August 28th, 2015   (3 days ago)
Nextdoorneighbor winning for the 11th time August 8, 2015 at Del Mar. By Hank Wesch You’ve probably heard of or know someone who has been referred to as a “salt of the earth” human being....
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015   (5 days ago)
Three new stakes races will be presented during Del Mar’s second fall racing season, which begins on October 29 and continues through to November 29. The additional races – each with a value of $200,000...
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015   (1 week ago)
Zayat Stable’s American Pharoah turned in an impressive seven-furlong workout Sunday morning at Del Mar covering the distance in 1:23.20 with regular workmate Martin Garcia in the boot. The smooth-striding 3-year-old colt went trackside at...
Friday, August 21st, 2015   (1 week ago)
Honey Lake, an invader from the Midwest piloted by red-hot Rafael Bejarano, wore down 5-2 favored Dido in the stretch to win the featured $85,500 CTT and TOC Handicap for older fillies and mares at...
Friday, August 21st, 2015   (1 week ago)
Hard Aces working at Del Mar By Hank Wesch Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces was made the 5-1 co-third choice on the morning line for Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic behind...
Friday, August 14th, 2015   (2 weeks ago)
By Hank Wesch Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has some experience aboard female Thoroughbreds in races against males. Most famously, Stevens guided Winning Colors to a wire-to-wire victory in the 1988 Kentucky Derby, holding...
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015   (2 weeks ago)
Victor Espinoza, the veteran rider who stirred racing history and glory when he guided the exceptional colt American Pharoah through his Triple Crown triumph this spring, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Laffit...
Sunday, August 9th, 2015   (3 weeks ago)
Overall handle – the barometer that racetracks point to when someone wants to take their business temperature – is in a positive zone at Del Mar as the seaside track ranges up on the midway...
Friday, August 7th, 2015   (3 weeks ago)
By Alexis Garske Dr. Vince Baker with Triple Crown champion American Pharoah at Del Mar Dr. Vince Baker celebrated his birthday August 1, one day before Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah catapulted his fame even...
Friday, July 31st, 2015   (1 month ago)
Jerry Dutton a prominent Thoroughbred trainer in California for more than 50 years, died Thursday in his native Idaho, where he and his wife Barbara had resided since his retirement in May 2006. Dutton was...
Friday, July 31st, 2015   (1 month ago)
Michael Stidham and James Graham in the paddock at Del Mar on July 30, 2015. By Hank Wesch The first time around in the 1980s, Del Mar was, for Mike Stidham, a campus where he...
Thursday, July 30th, 2015   (1 month ago)
The hottest horse in America – Triple Crown winner American Pharoah – returns to action Sunday at Monmouth Park in New Jersey and racing fans in Southern California are invited to join other “Pharoah” lovers...
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (1 month ago)
Thirty four winning tickets each were worth $57,658 Wednesday afternoon following the running of the Pick Six at Del Mar, which rose to a hearty pool of $3,154,097 following a two-day carryover into the midweek...
Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (1 month ago)
Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA coasted to the win in the 12th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Streiff turned his $4,500 live money bankroll into $43,484, largely based on his big score of more...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (1 month ago)
Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA and Jeannie King of Valencia, CA, were the top two finishers on day one of the 12th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Streiff finished the day with $34,039 and...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (1 month ago)
He or she is out there: Champing at the mic, instead of the bit. Ready to shout it out for the world to hear. Just wanting a chance to step into a booth at a...
Friday, July 24th, 2015   (1 month ago)
Big John B, winner of 12 of 28 career starts on grass, including the 2014 Del Mar Handicap, showed another dimension to his ability Friday as he scored his first victory on a dirt surface...
Friday, July 24th, 2015   (1 month ago)
Flavien Prat (No. 6) wins the Wickerr Stakes aboard Pure Tactics July 22 at Del Mar. By Hank Wesch A freaky two-day weather system wasn’t the only thing to take Del Mar by storm in...
Saturday, July 18th, 2015   (1 month ago)
From left to right: Andrew Taggart, Clare Allen, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Joe Harper, Hannah Bloom and Clem Witherall. Not pictured: Cole Holmlund and Kyle Murphy. By HANK WESCH They arrive from as far...