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.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016   (1 month ago)
Del Mar and The Stronach Group have announced an offer of a $1-million bonus to a horse who sweeps this year’s TVG Pacific Classic, the Xpressbet Awesome Again Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The...
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016   (1 month ago)
Winners of 77 races earn automatic berths, travel and entry fees paid into World Championships.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016   (1 month ago)
Del Mar will present 43 stakes events during its 39-day season worth a total of $7.55 million, highlighted by the seaside course’s ‘piece de resistance’ – the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic, scheduled for Saturday, August...
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016   (2 months ago)
Ernie Myers at Del Mar, 1989 Ernie Myers, a San Diego media star whose two great passions in life were radio and horse racing, died Tuesday morning of the effects of Parkinson’s disease at his...
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016   (4 months ago)
Richard Tedesco © Benoit Photo Rich Tedesco, one of the nation’s top track maintenance men with an extensive job history stretching back more than 50 years, has stepped down from his day-to-day role as Del...
Sunday, November 29th, 2015   (5 months ago)
Del Mar Starting Gate © Zoe Metz Photography Del Mar raced to a handy conclusion to its 20-day fall race meet – its second “Bing Crosby Season”-- Sunday afternoon, buoyed by a high-class racing product,...
Friday, November 27th, 2015   (6 months ago)
By Hank Wesch Chad Brown, © Benoit Photo In what already has been a banner year for him, trainer Chad Brown is boldly going where he’s never gone before – to Del Mar. Not physically....
Saturday, November 21st, 2015   (6 months ago)
Thanksgiving Day dining in the exclusive Turf Club at Del Mar has returned this year. Last year’s reaction to its initial presentation was very positive leading to a return of the special holiday arrangement this...
Friday, November 20th, 2015   (6 months ago)
By Mac McBride © Zoe Metz Photography So we’re going to talk about “The Poles.” No, not Lech Walesa, Coach K or Wild Nights in Warsaw. These are the ones that surround a racetrack, the...
Thursday, November 19th, 2015   (6 months ago)
Del Mar’s final week of its fall racing season – starting on Thanksgiving Day and running through Sunday, November 29 – will offer topnotch racing spiced by an impressive number of high-line stakes horses shipping...
Thursday, November 19th, 2015   (6 months ago)
Elektrum © Zoe Metz Photography Eleven evenly-matched older fillies and mares will match strides and stamina Saturday in the 50th running of the Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap at the marathon distance of a...
Sunday, November 15th, 2015   (6 months ago)
Tommy Massis (left) and Contest Director Chris Bahr ©Benoit Photo Tommy Massis of Ontario, Canada, took the lead in today’s 5th race and never looked back in the 2015 Del Mar November Handicapping Challenge. Massis...
Saturday, November 14th, 2015   (6 months ago)
Schuler of Huntington Beach, CA, is leading the Del Mar November Handicapping Challenge turning his starting bankroll of $3,000 into $15,975 after Day One of the two day Challenge. For being the top finisher on...
Friday, November 13th, 2015   (6 months ago)
By Hank Wesch Kenny Black Kenny Black fought back tears, only partially successfully, at the thoughts of two men during a recent interview. The first was the late E. W. “Buddy” Johnston, owner of Old...
Friday, November 6th, 2015   (6 months ago)
by Hank Wesch Trainer Eddie Truman (center) shares a victory handshake with rider Kent Desormeaux following Go West Marie’s tally in the 2014 Fleet Treat Stakes. Flanking Truman are his wife Elizabeth and the late...
Saturday, October 31st, 2015   (6 months ago)
Songbird and Nyquist A pair of undefeated juvenile stars who made their marks at Del Mar this past summer -- the filly Songbird and the colt Nyquist -- captured their respective 2-year-old championship races in...
Thursday, October 29th, 2015   (6 months ago)
The 2nd annual Hollywood Fashion Contest at Del Mar Racetrack drew more than 100 contestants. Winners in each category received: First place: $300 Second place: $200 and Third place: $100. The Bing Crosby Grand Prize...
Thursday, October 29th, 2015   (6 months ago)
New logo design inspired by Del Mar’s style and Iconic Beauty LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 29, 2015) – The Breeders’ Cup has today revealed the stunning new logo for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which...
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015   (7 months ago)
Stall applications have been flowing in to Del Mar’s racing office in advance of the track’s second fall season, scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 29. The five week, 20-day meeting again will carry the...
Friday, October 16th, 2015   (7 months ago)
Del Mar’s second “Bing Crosby Season” gets a jump start to its 20-day session when the seaside track serves as the California host of the 32nd edition of the Breeders’ Cup, a two-day run of...