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.

Quality Racing Propells Strong Results at Del Mar

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
All sources handle in 2018 rose 6.8% to $13.44 million per day as Del Mar completed a highly successful summer season - its 79th - on Labor Day Monday. The wagering increase follows a 5.1%...

Van Dyke, Miller Ride Stellar Seasons to Meeting Titles

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Drayden Van Dyke went from six behind in the rider standings to one in front with a Del Mar record-tying seven wins on Sunday, August 19, and tenaciously held on through the final 11 days...

Accelerate Voted 2018 Horse of the Meeting

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo An impressive effort in the 28th running of the TVG Pacific Classic that produced a record 12 ½-length margin of victory propelled Accelerate to honors as Horse of the Meeting and...

Hronis Brothers Del Mar Leading Owners Again

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
For the fourth time in the past six years, Kosta and Pete Hronis were Del Mar owner champions after yet another stellar summer at the shore for the brothers from Delano, CA. The pair, who...

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Statement Concerning Incident on Fairgrounds Sunday

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
We are aware of an ongoing San Diego Sherriff’s Department investigation into an incident on the Del Mar Fairgrounds today in advance of a concert featuring the artist Ice Cube. As is our special events...

Baffert, Hollendorfer Stars Come Out for Debutante, Futurity

Friday, August 31st, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Jerry Hollendorfer and Bob Baffert © Gary Schwartzwald By Hank Wesch Combined, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has 20 victories in the championship races for 2-year-olds at the Del Mar summer meeting. He’s won...

Mrazek Wins Grass Sprint

Thursday, August 30th, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Mrazek © Benoit Photo In only his second race in two years, Reddam Racing’s Mrazek, winner of the Graduation Stakes as a two-year-old in 2015, took command turning into the stretch and went on to...

Single Ticket in Pick Six Returns $130,850

Saturday, August 25th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
For the eighth time this Del Mar summer race meeting, the Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot was hit, returning $130,850 to a bettor who wagered $540 through the Twin Spires wagering platform. Saturday’s Pick Six...

Seventh Solo Ticket Winner Clicks for $224,035 at Del Mar

Friday, August 24th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Temple Princess © Benoit Photo For the seventh time in 28 days of racing, a lone Pick Six bettor hit the Del Mar wager for a husky number – this time for $224,035. When favored...

Female Trainers Find Room to Work, Prosper on the Backstretch

Friday, August 24th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Kristin Mulhall © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By GENE WILLIAMS There was a time when women trainers - and there weren't a lot of them in those days - weren't allowed to saddle their horses...

Strong Business Continues at Del Mar With Record-Breaking Results

Sunday, August 19th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Overall handle has increased more than 8% after five weeks of racing at Del Mar, with two solid weeks of action still to come. Track officials welcomed the Friday announcement of the return of Breeders’...

Kevin McFarland "Doubles Up" to Capture $50,000 Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Kevin McFarland, from Solana Beach, CA, vaulted to first place on the strength of two daily double payouts on his way to earning $20,000 in prizes in the Pacific Classic Betting Challenge. David Snyder from...

$25,969,128 Record One-Day Handle Saturday at Del Mar

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Del Mar Paddock © Benoit Photo Racing fans across the country established a one-day betting record at Del Mar Saturday when they wagered $25,969,128 on the stellar 11-race card highlighted by the $1-million TVG Pacific...

Huge Pick Five Carryover of $785,777 at Del Mar Sunday

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Diversionist © Benoit Photo Horseplayers will have a huge target to shoot at Sunday at Del Mar thanks to a surprising win by the 3-year-old gelding Diversionist Saturday afternoon in the seaside track’s 5th Race....

Accelerate Romps By Record 12 1/2 Lengths in Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo Winning as jockey Joel Rosario pleased, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, the 2-5 favorite, romped to an easy victory in the 28th running of the Grade I $1 million Pacific Classic, scoring by...

Del Mar Announced as Host of 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California as the host site for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 5...

Sadler and Accelerate Loom Large in TVG Pacific Classic

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (1 month ago)
John Sadler © Benoit Photo By GENE WILLIAMS Is this the year that trainer John Sadler takes home the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic? He’s won many of Del Mar’s premier stakes races, but it’s the...

Accelerate 8-5 Favorite Vs Seven in $1-Million TVG Pacific Classic

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Hronis Racing’s Accelerate drew Post 5 Tuesday afternoon and was installed the 8-5 favorite to beat seven rivals Saturday in the 28th running of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Post positions for...

Solo Pick Six Ticket Sunday at Del Mar Pays $139,474

Sunday, August 12th, 2018   (1 month ago)
A single ticket holder collected $139,474 for his Pick Six bet at Del Mar when his ticket was the only one to correctly select the final six winners on the track’s Sunday program. The $3,840...

Lava Man - Star Claim, Star Runner, Star Pony & Coach

Friday, August 10th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Lava Man and Corey Nakatani win the 2006 Pacific Classic © Benoit Photo By Julianna McDowell Among the thousands in attendance in the first weeks of Del Mar’s 79th summer season was an old, familiar...