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.

Del Mar, Home of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup, Gears Up for Fall Season of Thoroughbred Racing

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017   (6 days ago)
‘Bing Crosby Season’ returns from November 1 – 26 and, for the first time ever, the Breeders’ Cup will run “where the turf meets the surf” on November 3 & 4

San Diego Host Committee Announces 2017 Breeders' Cup Festival

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017   (6 days ago)
Week-long Celebration to Include Culinary Events, Art Exhibitions, Live Performances, and More

Del Mar's 78th Season Delivers Quality Racing, Strong Results

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Bolt d'Oro © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar closed out a stellar 78th summer season Monday that featured competitive cards and full fields throughout its 36-day stand when Bolt d’Oro came roaring through the...

Collected Selected as 2017 Horse of the Meeting

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Collected © Benoit Photo A wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, withstanding the late charge of stablemate Arrogate by a half-length, earned Collected the honor of Horse of the Meeting for 2017...

$142,798 'Carryover' Part of 'Mandatory' Pick 6 Payout Monday

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Thirteen bettors hit the Pick Six Sunday at Del Mar and each was rewarded with a payout of $11,198.80. But the track’s “Jackpot” carryover wasn’t touched and its $142,798 amount will be up for grabs...

The Master of Glen Hill Loved His Time at Del Mar Best of All

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Relaunch, with Laffit Pincay, Jr. up, wins the 1979 Del Mar Derby for Glen Hill Farm. By Mac McBride They’re running the 73rd edition of the Del Mar Derby Sunday. Leonard Lavin would have enjoyed...

Owner Shah Hopes Run Away Can Follow in Klimt's Hoofprints

Friday, September 1st, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Kaleem Shah © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch Last year Klimt, a horse Kaleem Shah named after 19th century Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, swept the major stakes for 2-year-olds, the Best Pal and the Del...

Del Mar Pick Six Hit for $568,696 by Single Ticket Holder Sunday

Sunday, August 27th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
A lone bettor cashed in big time Sunday at Del Mar where their ticket swept the day’s Pick Six pool of $265,910 and also took down the five-day “Jackpot” carryover of $302,786 for a total...

Del Mar Fall Stakes Schedule Worth Record $3,375,000

Saturday, August 26th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Bolstered by a series of additions around the inaugural running of the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar, the seaside track will offer a record fall stakes schedule worth $3,375,000 when racing begins on Wednesday, November...

Pick Six Worth $119,471 Saturday at Del Mar; 'Jackpot' at $170,623

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Del Mar’s Saturday Pick Six will start with a $119,471 carryover incentive after no one was able to tab six winners on the Friday card at the seaside oval. In addition, the Single Ticket Jackpot...

Danzing Candy Suffers Injury, To Be Retired

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Danzing Candy © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Danzing Candy, the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes, suffered a career-ending fracture to an ankle Friday morning during a routine gallop...

Paying Her Dues: Apprentice Laura Werner on a Rider's Road

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Laura Werner © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By Sean White Oftentimes, what takes place on the turf outshines the preparation required. While the race to be first includes incentives of participating in stakes contests, earning...

$147,012 Pick Six Carryover Available Wednesday at Del Mar

Sunday, August 20th, 2017   (4 weeks ago)
Haveiture Way © Benoit Photo A Pick Six carryover of $147,012 will greet players Wednesday at Del Mar when racing resumes following the standard two-day break at the seaside oval. Sunday’s program saw the exotic...

Large Pick Six Hit Friday, But Saturday Carryover Still $258,780

Friday, August 18th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Fourteen Pick Six players tabbed Friday’s $1,320,561 pool in the exotic bet -- each earning a prize of $60,613.40 -- but Saturday’s Pick Six players still will have a husky boost to their fortunes at...

TVG to Air TVG Pacific Classic Special

Friday, August 18th, 2017   (1 month ago)
90-Minute, Commercial-Free Telecast Look Back at Team Arrogate's Historic Dubai World Cup TVG, America’s Horse Racing network, will break from its usual format for a live, 90-minute commercial-free special telecast of the TVG Pacific Classic...

Accelerate's a Solid Citizen with a Penchant for Del Mar

Friday, August 18th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch Trainer John Sadler wasn’t present when Accelerate was purchased for $380,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2014 for his major client, Hronis Racing. But he had an...

Superstar Arrogate Tops Field in Saturday's TVG Pacific Classic

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Arrogate, the North American earnings champion with something to prove at Del Mar, will get a chance to do just that this Saturday when he heads a field of eight horses in the $1-million TVG...

Arrogate Preps in :47.60 Monday in Final TVG Pacific Classic Move

Monday, August 14th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Arrogate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate put in his final bit of major exercise for this Saturday’s $1-million TVG Pacific Classic when he drilled four furlongs in :47.60 on a cool morning...

The 'Cajun Connection' at Del Mar Has Tales to Tell

Friday, August 11th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Del Mar’s Cajun connection: (L-to-R) Kent Desormeaux, Joe Talamo, Jamie Theriot © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride Cajun: An ethnic group mainly living in southwest Louisiana consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles (French-speakers from...

Single Ticket Hits Del Mar Pick Six for $190,433 Thursday

Thursday, August 10th, 2017   (1 month ago)
A very cagey – or very lucky – or likely both – bettor hit Del Mar’s Pick Six Thursday for a husky payoff of $190,433 as a solo ticket winner, thus cashing in the “Jackpot”...