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.

Record Handle, Safe Racing Highlight Del Mar's Bing Crosby Season; Seaside Track Set to Host 2021 Breeders' Cup

Sunday, November 29th, 2020   (4 days ago)
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club continued its industry-leading safety record and its increased wagering trends as its Bing Crosby Season concluded on Sunday, November 29. The five-week fall meet provided total handle of $195.9 million,...

2020 at Del Mar - Its Team Steps Up to Face Huge Challenges

Saturday, November 28th, 2020   (5 days ago)
By Mac McBride So just up ahead – after this Sunday in fact – Del Mar will wipe its sanitized hands clean of racing in 2020. In a way, the word that fits best for...

Rosario Returns to Site of Many Successes for Turf Festival

Friday, November 27th, 2020   (6 days ago)
Joel Rosario © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch The 2013 racing schedule afforded jockey Joel Rosario time to ride the opening day card at Del Mar on Wednesday then move on for the start of...

Chaos Theory Takes Del Mar Feature; Trainer Glatt Scores His 1,000 Win

Friday, November 20th, 2020   (1 week ago)
Chaos Theory © Benoit Photo Folks got a sample of rider Umberto Rispoli’s special talents this past summer at Del Mar when the international reinsman rode 49 winners in the 27-day meet, many of them...

Gryder Chooses To End Worldwide Career at a Starting Point

Friday, November 13th, 2020   (2 weeks ago)
Aaron Gryder By Hank Wesch Aaron Gryder’s earliest memories of Del Mar are the times when his age was still in single digits, coming down from Los Angeles on the early Saturday morning train with...

Apprentices Pyfer, Centeno - So Much Alike, Yet So Very Different

Friday, November 6th, 2020   (3 weeks ago)
Jessica Pyfer & Alexis Centeno © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride Del Mar has a pair of young and game apprentice riders in its colony this season – Jessica Pyfer and Alexis Centeno. In many...

Seventh Del Mar Fall Race Meeting Off and Running Saturday

Thursday, October 29th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Del Mar’s seventh consecutive fall race meeting – presented with a Hollywood flare and a title that honors the track’s founder, Bing Crosby – breaks from the starting gate this Saturday for a 15-day stand...

Change in Pick Six Wagering Highlights Del Mar's Fall Bet Menu

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Following strong growth in its Pick Four and Pick Five bets when they were shifted to a 50¢ wager, Del Mar will change its traditional $2 Pick Six bet to a 50¢ one with the...

First Condition Book for Del Mar's Bing Crosby Season Is Out

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Del Mar has announced the release of its first condition book for the upcoming Bing Crosby Season, an 8-day book that will cover the first half of the 15-day session, which runs for Saturday, October...

Collmus Fills In Again for Denman at Del Mar's Fall Meet

Friday, September 18th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Larry Collmus © Benoit Photo With Trevor Denman again opting to stay home out of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, Del Mar once more has called on his ace substitute – Larry Collmus – to...