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's Opening Week of Racing: Full, Competitive, Safe

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017   (1 day ago)
Starting Gate Opening Day © Eclipse Sportswire Del Mar’s 78th summer season was off and running in fine fashion with large fields, highly competitive racing and safe journeys for all of the track’s horses and...

Del Mar Intern Class of 2017 has Distinct Local Flavor

Friday, July 21st, 2017   (3 days ago)
That’s DMTC president and CEO Joe Harper in the middle with Del Mar’s 2017 intern crew (from left): Sean White, Reyna Haile, Hannah Mathiesen, Jessica Schulz and Tyler Stephens. Through 2016, the Del Mar Thoroughbred...

Single Ticket Cashes for $84,518 in Del Mar's Pick Six

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (4 days ago)
A single Pick Six ticket on races 3 through 8 Thursday at Del Mar took down a nifty pot of $84,518 – collection both the day’s regular Pick Six pool as well as the “Jackpot”...

Original Arrogate had a Major Impact at Del Mar Too

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (4 days ago)
Arrogate (inside) and John Longden win the 1956 Del Mar Handicap to make the rider the winningest jockey in the world. by Hank Wesch Arrogate, the consensus best horse in the world in 2017, ends...

Breeders' Cup Announces New Infield Festival, Taste of Breeders' Cup: San Diego

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (4 days ago)
New Culinary Experience to Bring the Best of Southern California Cuisine to Del Mar Infield During the World Championships on November 3 & 4

Del Mar Opening Day Hats Contest

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017   (5 days ago)
From left to right: Aubrey Fohl, Christine Best, Lauren Donahue, Andria Elam, Lauren Jenkins, Virginia Foster, Carlene McKnight, Mollie Cameron, Belinda Berry, Christina Stutz The 23rd annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar, presented...

Full Field in Oceanside Stakes Features Opening Day of Del Mar's 78th Season

Monday, July 17th, 2017   (1 week ago)
Bowie's Hero © Benoit Photo The always highly-anticipated summer season of quality Thoroughbred racing at Del Mar kicks off Wednesday with a full field of 14 three-year-olds scheduled to compete in the $100,000 added Oceanside...

Del Mar - Uber Team up to Give Fans a First-Rate Ride to Track

Saturday, July 15th, 2017   (1 week ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Uber today announced a partnership that will give racing fans better access to convenient rides to and from the shore oval this summer. The primary change installed for the 2017...

New Infield LED Board to Enhance Video Viewing at Del Mar

Friday, July 14th, 2017   (1 week ago)
Racing fans will have a brand new crisp and clear way to see their horses in action this summer at Del Mar following the installation of a 21-foot high, 35-foot wide LED video board in...

Del Mar "Discounts" Available Once Again for 2017 Meet

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017   (1 week ago)
Del Mar offered a series of discounts, notably for food and beverage, during its 2016 meeting and they proved to be the one thing that racetrack folks like best of all – a winner. So...

Del Mar's Wide-Ranging Bet Menu Includes Special Pick Six Wager

Friday, June 23rd, 2017   (1 month ago)
Del Mar’s wagering menu comes with its usual full-range of betting options for 2017 and again is expected to attract some of the highest pools in racing. But additionally this year the track will include...

Del Mar to Host Chargers Salute to San Diego Fans on Saturday, July 22

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017   (1 month ago)
“Chargers Day at Del Mar,” a celebration of the team’s rich history in San Diego keyed around the team’s former players paying tribute to their faithful fans, will be held Saturday, July 22 at the...

Superstar Arrogate Scheduled to Return in TVG San Diego 'Cap July 22

Monday, June 5th, 2017   (1 month ago)
"The TVG San Diego likely is our next stop if all goes well,” said Arrogate’s trainer, Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. “We’ll take him to Del Mar for the summer and if he gets back in action in the TVG San Diego, that could be a good prep for the Pacific Classic and then possibly the Breeders’ Cup Classic.”

2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Race Distances Announced

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017   (1 month ago)
© Breeders’ Cup/Eclipesportswire The Breeders’ Cup today announced the official distances of the 13 races comprising the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held, for the first time, at the Del Mar racetrack...

See and Be Scene at Del Mar's Summer Racing Season

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Top-tier concerts, Thoroughbreds and craft-food and beer festivals are in store during an entertainment-packed summer.

Del Mar to Host Five Breeders' Cup Challenge Races During Summer Meeting

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017   (3 months ago)
2017 Breeders' Cup Challenge features winners of 81 races in 13 countries earning automatic berths, travel and entry fees paid into World Championships.

Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports Group Announce 2017 Breeders' Cup Challenge Television Schedule

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017   (3 months ago)
The TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar to be showcased August 19th.

"Ship and Win" Program Even More Lucrative in 2017 at Del Mar

Thursday, April 6th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Del Mar’s simple, yet highly effective, “Ship and Win” program will be back with a notable increase providing even more encouragement to – literally – ship and win.

Del Mar Modifies Its Main Track Under Direction of Moore

Thursday, March 30th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Del Mar has begun a process designed to modify its main track with an end result of having it replicate the banking and grading of its sister track to the north, Santa Anita Park. Crews began their work on the track on Wednesday, March 29.

41 Stakes Worth $7.3 Million on Del Mar's 2017 Summer Schedule

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017   (4 months ago)
The summer of 2017 will see Del Mar offer 41 stakes races worth $7.3 million for its horsemen during a 36-day season that will be the 78th for the iconic track founded in 1937 by...