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.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015   (4 days ago)
For the fourth summer in a row, Barretts Sales will conduct a “race ready” racehorse sale at Del Mar, offering an opportunity for all – from first-time buyers to seasoned horsemen – to be involved...
Wednesday, July 1st, 2015   (6 days ago)
Del Mar will provide its same full range of betting opportunities again this season when the seaside track is off and running on its 76th summer of racing beginning Thursday, July 16. The 40-day meeting...
Friday, June 26th, 2015   (1 week ago)
For the 16th consecutive summer, Del Mar will conduct its popular weekend breakfasts with the horses. “Daybreak at Del Mar,” one of San Diego’s most unique setting to start off a morning, once again will...
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015   (3 weeks ago)
Del Mar has offered just about one of every kind of musical experience available over the past 21 summers of its highly popular concert series. Summer #22 this year follows that theme with a special...
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015   (1 month ago)
Nominations will close Friday (June 5) for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship...
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015   (1 month ago)
The recycling of water, a matter of high importance as the state of California navigates its way through a fourth consecutive year of drought conditions, is a cause that the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has...
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015   (2 months ago)
Del Mar’s remake of its main track from Polytrack to a pure dirt surface is nearing its conclusion. Estimates are that the surface switch will be all but done by the end of April with...
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Del Mar’s summertime 40-day meeting will feature 43 stakes events, topped by the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic and worth a total of $7,950,000 in black-type purses. The historic track will present its bountiful slate during...
Friday, March 13th, 2015   (3 months ago)
Conversion work on Del Mar’s main track from Polytrack to natural dirt continues to move ahead in good order, highlighted by fruitful recycling efforts with both the old and new surfaces. As the first step...
Thursday, March 12th, 2015   (3 months ago)
“Ship and Win,” an incentive program to attract out-of-state horses to race in California that met with fine success over the past four seasons at Del Mar, will expand to take in the entire Southern...
Thursday, February 12th, 2015   (4 months ago)
After clearing away all of the synthetic Polytrack material that made up the main track surface for the past eight years, crews have almost completed removing the stone sub-base of the main track. Those two-inch...
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015   (5 months ago)
Crews continue to work steadily on the process of a total renovation of Del Mar’s main track as January comes to a close. All estimates have the project on schedule for completion in March. Del...
Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (7 months ago)
Three-year-old star California Chrome cruises to victory in Del Mar's Grade I Hollywood Derby. Del Mar’s first “Bing Crosby Season” was declared a smashing success by all involved following Sunday’s close to the four-week meeting...
Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (7 months ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 30th - $130,534Mandatory Payouts A Pick Six Carryover of $130,534 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join...
Friday, November 28th, 2014   (7 months ago)
By Alexis Garske California Chrome with Victor Espinoza up testing the turf for the first time at Del Mar on Sunday, November 23. It has been a year of ‘firsts’ for trainer Art Sherman and...
Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (7 months ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverFriday November 28th - $47,193&Super High 5 Carryover - $13,827 A Pick Six Carryover of $47,193 and a Super High 5 Carryover of $13,827 were triggered Thursday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on...
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014   (7 months ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome was entered Wednesday morning for Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby and will face five rivals in the 1 1/8-mile run over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course....
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (7 months ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 23rd - $115,124 A Pick Six Carryover of $115,124 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join us...
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (7 months ago)
By Alexis Garske Del Mar’s new starter -- Jay Slender – currently working his first meet at the seaside track. There are many heroes in racing’s stories. The winning horse gets a pat on the...
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (7 months ago)
Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority as the winner of its Civilian Award at the group’s annual awards banquet on December 3rd in San Francisco....