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.

Flightline Unanimous Choice for Horse of the Meet at Del Mar

Flightline © Benoit Photo Much like he did in his win in the TVG Pacific Classic, Flightline ran away from the field in the voting for Horse of the Meet at Del Mar this summer....

Hernandez, D'Amato, Baffert Win Summer Meet Titles

Juan J. Hernandez © Benoit Photo It was a virtual runaway in the jockey standings at Del Mar but the trainer’s race literally came down to the last race of the summer meet. When the...

Del Mar Summer Meet Highlighted by Record Wagering and Field Size; Track's Superlative Safety Record Continues

Spurred by strong support from horsemen and women from California and around the country, Del Mar set new records for average daily handle and field size during its 83rd summer season that concluded Sunday, September...

Cave Rock Simply Runs Away With Runhappy Del Mar Futurity

Cave Rock © Benoit Photo Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s heavy favorite Cave Rock showed blazing speed throughout Sunday at Del Mar to simply prove untouchable against eight rivals in the 75th edition...

John Beggin: Del Mar's Man With the Green Thumb

John Beggin © Benoit Photo By Jim Charvat Everybody loves having a nice green lawn but very few like putting the work into maintaining one. Those grumblings you hear on the weekends generally belong to...

Outriders: The Horsemen's Horsemen at the Racetrack

Jesus Camacho © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride Outrider. Interesting word. Has a cowboy sort of feel to it – and you’d be right to think in that context. One of the dictionary definitions says:...

Flightline Scores Brilliant Record Victory in Grade I TVG Pacific Classic

Flightline © Benoit Photo In one of the most brilliant performances in the history of Del Mar racetrack, unbeaten Flightline staked his claim as the outstanding older Thoroughbred in America with a 19 l/4 length...

TVG Pacific Classic: Not Just Another Million Dollar Race

Victor Espinoza wins 2016 TVG Pacific Classic on California Chrome © Benoit Photo By Jim Charvat Certain races bring out certain emotions in people. All races are fun to win. But there are only a...

TVG Pacific Classic Featuring Odds-On Flightline Tops Five Stakes Blockbuster Card Saturday at Del Mar

Flightline © Benoit Photo Highlighted by the $1-million, Grade I TVG Pacific Classic led by superstar Flightline, Del Mar will present a smashing five-stakes card Saturday that also features a trio of Grade II stakes...

Fillies/Mares Go Sprinting on Grass Friday in Del Mar Feature

Connie Swingle © Benoit Photo A field of eight fillies and mares, plus one, will lineup Friday at Del Mar to see who is quickest going five furlongs on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course. It’s...