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 Concludes Fifth Fall Season Up in Total Handle

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Following on the heels of a stellar summer season, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club completed its fifth fall meet Sunday, highlighted by gains in total handle and four weeks of safe racing. All sources wagering for...

Read, Davis Take 100 Years of Del Mar Off Into the Sunset

Saturday, December 1st, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Tim Read and Leon Davis © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride Del Mar has a reputation as the kind of place that once you come give it a try, you’re not likely to leave. Tim...

Ray's Journey Has Taken Him from USC to NFL and Now Mandella

Friday, November 30th, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Terrell Ray and Omaha Beach © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch If you stopped by the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella during fall racing at Del Mar, the chances are good you’d...

Solo Ticket Clicks Thursday for $218,929 Pick Six Score

Thursday, November 29th, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Concord Jet © Benoit Photo Dare to Dream Stable’s Concord Jet went wire to wire in the nightcap at Del Mar Thursday and gave one racing fan a $218,929 payday for holding the only winning...

Two Prominent Owners, Leaders Join DMTC Board of Directors

Thursday, November 29th, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Kosta Hronis and Jim Rome A pair of high-profile horse owners who have raced some of the nation’s top Thoroughbreds in recent years, as well as having long established themselves as notable leaders in their...

Alexander's Goal: Keep California Racing in a Golden State

Friday, November 23rd, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Nick Alexander with Grazen at Del Mar © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch Del Mar is just one of several racetracks in the Golden State with which Thoroughbred Owners of California chairman Nick Alexander must...

Del Mar Stewards United in Respect for the Rules and the Game

Friday, November 16th, 2018   (1 month ago)
(Left to right) Grant Baker, Kim Sawyer and Luis Jauregui © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch Talk to the three stewards for the Del Mar fall racing season separately and some things they have in...

"Toys for Tots" Program, Ride Returns to Del Mar This Sunday

Thursday, November 15th, 2018   (1 month ago)
For the second year in a row, Del Mar will host a “Toys for Tots” motorcycle ride and gift-gathering program as part of a highly successful U.S. Marine Corps-backed charity event that has been ongoing...

Mark Streiff Trifectas His Way To Over $90,000 in Del Mar Fall Challenge

Sunday, November 11th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA, crushed race 9 in the Del Mar Fall Challenge to finish well clear of the 60 other entries. Streiff, down to $1,300 going into the last race scored huge...

Upsetter Gypsy Blue Triggers $138,889 Single Ticket Pick Six

Sunday, November 11th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Gypsy Blu © Benoit Photo The 4-year-old filly Gypsy Blu closed stoutly on the lawn Sunday afternoon under rider Aaron Gryder to register by a neck and pay $63.60. Her score also gave a lone...

'Down the Stretch' Bond Between Horses, Vets a Win for Both

Saturday, November 10th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Boone McCanna and Sandor, an 11-year-old gelding who won $193,000 on the racetrack and now is one of the residents of Down the Stretch Ranch “We all have a connection to veterans. If I can...

Fifth Del Mar Fall Session Is Off and Running this Friday

Monday, November 5th, 2018   (1 month ago)
With a growing reputation that puts it at the forefront of the nation’s year-end race meets, Del Mar will present the fifth edition of its fall racing season starting this Friday for a four-week, 16-day...

Full List of Wagers, Big Pools Highlight Del Mar Fall Bet Menu

Thursday, October 25th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Del Mar patrons will have 17 different ways to wager during the track’s 16-day Fall Racing Festival meet that begins on Friday, November 9 and runs through Sunday, December 2. The menu starts with the...

14 Stakes, Purse Boosts Highlight 16-Day Del Mar Fall Season

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Fourteen stakes races during its 16-day run, as well as a 5% blended increase in its overnight purses, highlight Del Mar’s Fall Racing Festival beginning on Friday, November 9. Nine of the 14 stakes are...

Quality Racing Propells Strong Results at Del Mar

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (3 months 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   (3 months 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   (3 months 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   (3 months 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   (3 months 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   (3 months 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...