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 31st, 2015   (3 days ago)
Jerry Dutton a prominent Thoroughbred trainer in California for more than 50 years, died Thursday in his native Idaho, where he and his wife Barbara had resided since his retirement in May 2006. Dutton was...
Friday, July 31st, 2015   (3 days ago)
Michael Stidham and James Graham in the paddock at Del Mar on July 30, 2015. By Hank Wesch The first time around in the 1980s, Del Mar was, for Mike Stidham, a campus where he...
Thursday, July 30th, 2015   (4 days ago)
The hottest horse in America – Triple Crown winner American Pharoah – returns to action Sunday at Monmouth Park in New Jersey and racing fans in Southern California are invited to join other “Pharoah” lovers...
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (4 days ago)
Thirty four winning tickets each were worth $57,658 Wednesday afternoon following the running of the Pick Six at Del Mar, which rose to a hearty pool of $3,154,097 following a two-day carryover into the midweek...
Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA coasted to the win in the 12th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Streiff turned his $4,500 live money bankroll into $43,484, largely based on his big score of more...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA and Jeannie King of Valencia, CA, were the top two finishers on day one of the 12th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Streiff finished the day with $34,039 and...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (1 week ago)
He or she is out there: Champing at the mic, instead of the bit. Ready to shout it out for the world to hear. Just wanting a chance to step into a booth at a...
Friday, July 24th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Big John B, winner of 12 of 28 career starts on grass, including the 2014 Del Mar Handicap, showed another dimension to his ability Friday as he scored his first victory on a dirt surface...
Friday, July 24th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Flavien Prat (No. 6) wins the Wickerr Stakes aboard Pure Tactics July 22 at Del Mar. By Hank Wesch A freaky two-day weather system wasn’t the only thing to take Del Mar by storm in...
Saturday, July 18th, 2015   (2 weeks ago)
From left to right: Andrew Taggart, Clare Allen, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Joe Harper, Hannah Bloom and Clem Witherall. Not pictured: Cole Holmlund and Kyle Murphy. By HANK WESCH They arrive from as far...
Friday, July 17th, 2015   (2 weeks ago)
Alex Solis crossed the finish line aboard Dare And Go in the 1996 Pacific Classic. By Gene Williams In a career already marked by numerous highlights, long-time Southern California jockey Alex Solis’ past year is...
Thursday, July 16th, 2015   (2 weeks ago)
Bloom Racing Stable’s Soul Driver, piloted by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, held on gamely in the final strides to withstand the last-ditch challenge of pacemaking Forest Blue and Victor Espinoza to win the featured...
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015   (2 weeks ago)
Amtrak will be hooking up additional cars to its popular “racetrack trains” that run between Los Angeles and San Diego with a key stop at the Solana Beach station just north of Del Mar when...
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015   (2 weeks ago)
It’ll be twice as nice once more at Del Mar for those who like to quaff special beers. For the second straight summer, the track will conduct a double dose of cool delight with Craft...
Friday, July 10th, 2015   (3 weeks ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 76th summer racing season starting Thursday, July 16 led by a solid group of veteran racing officials. Heading up the crew in his 35th summer at the shore...
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015   (3 weeks ago)
For the fourth straight summer, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and North County Transit District have teamed up to provide racing fans an easy and economical way to enjoy a day at the races minus traffic...
Friday, July 3rd, 2015   (1 month 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   (1 month 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 month 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   (1 month 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...