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.

Shear, Smith, Shulman, Byk 2021 NTWAB Award Winners

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021   (4 days ago)
Dan Smith LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2021) – John Shear, who retired from his post as Santa Anita Park’s paddock guard this year at age 100, will be honored along with retired Del Mar publicist...

Breeders' Cup Festival to Kick Off November 1st

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021   (5 days ago)
The week-long festival consists of a variety of community events leading up to Breeders' Cup, the horse racing World Championships taking place at the Del Mar racetrack in November 2021 Breeders' Cup, one of Thoroughbred...

Hronis Racing Top Owners at Del Mar 2021 Summer Meet

Monday, September 6th, 2021   (1 week ago)
Hronis Brothers © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing of Kosta, Stephanie and Pete Hronis of Delano, CA, were the leading owners at the 2021 Del Mar summer meeting, both for money won and number of wins....

Prat, Miller Successfully Defend Jockey, Trainer Titles

Monday, September 6th, 2021   (1 week ago)
Flavien Prat © Benoit Photo Flavien Prat and Peter Miller continued to reign supreme as the 82nd Del Mar summer season of Thoroughbred racing came to a conclusion on Labor Day Monday, September 6. Despite...

Tripoli Voted 2021 Horse of the Meeting

Monday, September 6th, 2021   (1 week ago)
Tripoli © Benoit Photo A victory in the 31st running of the TVG Pacific Classic propelled Tripoli to honors as Horse of the Meeting and top older horse for the 2021 season at Del Mar...

Record Wagering and Quality Racing Make for a Banner Summer Season at Del Mar

Monday, September 6th, 2021   (1 week ago)
Record wagering and highly-competitive quality racing highlighted Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s eight-week summer race meet which concluded its 31-day stand on Labor Day, September 6. The 82nd summer season at the seaside oval welcomed back...

Pinehurst Goes Wire to Wire in Futuriy; Mackinnon is Best in Juvenile Turf as Del Mar's Meet Comes to a Close

Monday, September 6th, 2021   (1 week ago)
Pinehurst © Benoit Photo Starlight Racing, SF Racing, Madaket Stables and partners’ Pinehurst scooted to the front in the seven-furlong Runhappy Del Mar Futurity Monday, then just kept on scooting all the way around to...

Futurity Colt Stirs Del Mar Memories for Hall of Famer Casse

Friday, September 3rd, 2021   (2 weeks ago)
Mark Casse © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch A fun story about the last time trainer Mark Casse had a colt win the Best Pal Stakes and then be favored for the Del Mar Futurity....

Derby Winner Medina Spirit Best in Del Mar's Shared Belief Sunday

Sunday, August 29th, 2021   (3 weeks ago)
Medina Spirit © Benoit Photo Zedan Racing Stables’ Medina Spirit, this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, made his return to racing after a three and a half-month pause a winning one Sunday at Del Mar when...

18 Stakes Highlight 15-Day Bing Crosby Season Starting Nov. 3

Sunday, August 29th, 2021   (3 weeks ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present its eighth fall race meeting – officially titled the Bing Crosby Season in a salute to the seaside track’s founder – with 18 major stakes and a pair of...