Published Tuesday, May 17th, 2022   ( 1 month ago )

Del Mar's First Condition Book for Summer 2022 Now Online

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David Jerkens, Del Mar’s racing secretary, has announced that his initial condition book for the 2022 summer racing season at the seaside oval will go online Tuesday (5/17) afternoon.  The book will cover the first three weeks of the eight-week session, which opens on Friday, July 22 and runs through to Sunday, September 11.

The book can be accessed by going to There will be two more condition books to follow over the course of the summer.

Following a pair of robust wagering years, Del Mar will be offering record purses this summer – in fact the highest for a meet in the history of California racing. The 31-day stand will present more than $25 million in purses, averaging out at an unprecedented $800,000 per day. Further, 21 of the track’s major stakes have been boosted sharply and all of its overnight purses have been raised by a blended rate of 15%.

Opening week at the track will be Friday through Sunday, then racing will be conducted on a Thursday through Sunday basis for the majority of the session.