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.

Three Special Guys Have Built - And Left - Their Marks on Del Mar

Friday, November 17th, 2017   (1 day ago)
(Left to right): Gerald (Corky) Riner, Robert Sanchez, David Martinez © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride Forty-six years ago Del Mar started a Pick 3 that paid dividends over and over again. This year the...

Denman Elected to Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017   (4 days ago)
Trevor Denman © Benoit Photo Iconic horse racing announcer Trevor Denman will become one of two new members of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame when he is inducted at the 27th annual...

Christian Hellmers Wins More Than $100,000 in Del Mar Fall Challenge

Sunday, November 12th, 2017   (6 days ago)
From Left to Right: Challenge Director Chris Bahr, Christian Hellmers, Tom Quigley, Joe Masino, Mark Strieff Christian Hellmers Wins More Than $100,000 in Del Mar Fall Challenge Christian Hellmers of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, built...

Christian Hellmers running one-two after day one in the Del Mar Challenge

Saturday, November 11th, 2017   (1 week ago)
Christian Hellmers of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, is first and second place with both entries after day one of the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Players started the day with a $3,000 live money bankroll in...

Greyvitos Upsets in Bob Hope Stakes

Saturday, November 11th, 2017   (1 week ago)
Greyvitos © Benoit Photo Longshot Greyvitos, winless in two starts in his brief career, broke his maiden in style Saturday with a wire-to-wire surprise under Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza in the featured $100,000...

Breeders' Cup at Del Mar 2017: A View From Over the Pond

Friday, November 10th, 2017   (1 week ago)
Mendelssohn © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch They came. They saw. They conquered, somewhat. The Europeans left, from virtually all accounts, pleased that they made the approximately 5,500-mile journey over the Atlantic Ocean, and the...

Spectacular Setting, Strong Business Results At Del Mar’s First Breeders’ Cup

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Breeders’ Cup World Championships © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Gun Runner’s thrilling victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a picture-perfect day at the Del Mar racetrack, the...

Javier Castellano Wins 15th Bill Shoemaker Award

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Javier Castellano, winner of the 2017 Bill Shoemaker Award © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Javier Castellano, who won the first race of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup with Rushing Fall in...

Gun Runner Dominates in $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic; Defending Champion Arrogate Dead-Heats For Fifth

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Gun Runner, winner of the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner ($6.80) went to the front shortly after...

Ulysses Scratched From Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Ulysses © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) – Flaxman Holdings, Ltd.’s Ulysses, the 7-2 morning line favorite, has been scratched from the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf per recommendation from the...

Breeders’ Cup Friday Handle Up

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
© Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DEL MAR, Calif. – (November 3, 2017) – All-sources handle for the Friday Breeders’ Cup program was $52,273,883, a 5.3% increase from 2016, on the first day of the 34th...

Velazquez, Prat Share First-Day Lead in Race for Bill Shoemaker Award

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Flavien Prat © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) – John Velazquez, winner of the Longines Distaff on Forever Unbridled, and Flavien Prat, winner of the Las Vegas Dirt Mile on...

15th Bill Shoemaker Award to Go to Top Jockey at Breeders’ Cup

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Last year's winner of the Bill Shoemaker Award, Mike Smith DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2017) – The 15th Bill Shoemaker Award will be given this weekend to the outstanding jockey in the two-day Breeders’...

Race Track Chaplaincy, Del Mar and Breeders' Cup Support Daily Breakfasts for Backstretch Workers

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and the Breeders’ Cup are supporting the stable area workers during Breeders’ Cup World Championships week by providing complimentary breakfasts in the Horsemen’s Kitchen. Sponsored...

34th Annual Breeders' Cup World Championships to Feature Top Musical Talent and Distinguished Military Presence and Activations

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Entertainment Highlights Include Performances of Del Mar’s Signature Song “Where the Turf Meets the Surf” and Exciting F/A-18 Hornet Jet Flyover

Gun Runner, Arrogate, Stellar Wind, Lady Eli, Highland Reel and Ribchester Lead International Cast of 166 Horses Entered in 34th Edition of Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar Friday and Saturday

Monday, October 30th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner and Juddmonte Farms’ defending champion Arrogate are the top two morning line choices in a field of 11 3-year-olds and up set for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’...

Del Mar Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

Monday, October 30th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, host site for Friday and Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Del...

Rood & Riddle Breeders' Cup Post-Position Draw Announcement to be Streamed Live on Breeders' Cup Digital Channels on Monday, October 30

Sunday, October 29th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
The 2017 Rood & Riddle Post-Position Draw will be streamed live tomorrow, Monday, October 30 from the “Barn at the Beach” pavilion at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar beginning at 3:30 p.m. PT. All 13...

Del Mar's Fourth Bing Crosby Season Opens Wednesday

Saturday, October 28th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Master Merion © Benoit Photo The fourth Bing Crosby Fall Season at Del Mar, which features the track’s first hosting of the Breeders’ Cup, opens Wednesday with a nine-race card featuring the $75,000 Let It...

CalRacingCares.Com Launches Today

Thursday, October 26th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Communications Platform Highlights Equine Health and Safety in California Thoroughbred Racing Industry