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 Closes Its 2022 Year With Record Mutuel Handle

On the heels of a record-breaking summer meet, Del Mar's 2022 racing calendar closed strongly this past weekend as the track’s fall meet, the Bing Crosby Season, offered world-class turf racing, strong field size and...

Jay Slender Brings Order To The Start Of Every Race At Del Mar

By Jim Charvat Jay Slender © Benoit Photo Who, as a kid, didn’t line up 2-or-3 friends on the school playground and shout “On your mark, get set, GO !!!”… and then watch the runners...

After A Harrowing Experience, Tom Knust Found A Safe Place And Made A Life At The Racetrack

By Jim Charvat Tom Knust © Benoit Photo If you’ve been around Del Mar for any length of time, you probably ran into - and maybe even met - Tom Knust. He has been coming...

Equine Industry Leaders Launch California Horse Power Coalition

The coalition aims to spotlight the many ways the equine industry benefits and enriches communities across California.

Ninth "Bing Crosby Season" Off And Running This Friday

What first started in 2014 continues forward this year when Del Mar’s ninth fall racing meet – the “Bing Crosby Season” in honor of the track’s iconic founder – begins its four-week run Friday and...

Collmus Again in Del Mar Booth for Upcoming Fall Session

Larry Collmus © Benoit Photo For the third time in the past three years, veteran race caller Larry Collmus will fill in at Del Mar for the track’s longtime announcer Trevor Denman. This time he’ll...

Flightline Unanimous Choice for Horse of the Meet at Del Mar

Flightline © Benoit Photo Much like he did in his win in the TVG Pacific Classic, Flightline ran away from the field in the voting for Horse of the Meet at Del Mar this summer....

Hernandez, D'Amato, Baffert Win Summer Meet Titles

Juan J. Hernandez © Benoit Photo It was a virtual runaway in the jockey standings at Del Mar but the trainer’s race literally came down to the last race of the summer meet. When the...

Del Mar Summer Meet Highlighted by Record Wagering and Field Size; Track's Superlative Safety Record Continues

Spurred by strong support from horsemen and women from California and around the country, Del Mar set new records for average daily handle and field size during its 83rd summer season that concluded Sunday, September...

Cave Rock Simply Runs Away With Runhappy Del Mar Futurity

Cave Rock © Benoit Photo Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s heavy favorite Cave Rock showed blazing speed throughout Sunday at Del Mar to simply prove untouchable against eight rivals in the 75th edition...