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.

"Race Ready" Racehorse Sale at Del Mar Saturday, July 23

Monday, July 11th, 2016   (1 year ago)
For the fifth summer in a row, Barretts Sales will conduct a “race ready” racehorse sale at Del Mar, providing opportunities for any and all – from first-time buyers to seasoned horsemen – to be...

Fresh and Fit, Trevor Denman Ready for a Del Mar Return

Friday, July 8th, 2016   (1 year ago)
“I’ve been calling races for 44 years and I’ve never had one like this.” The voice, that unmistakable voice, was Trevor Denman on the telly from his retreat in Minnesota. To be specific Kellogg, Minnesota,...

Officials Are Named for 2016 Summer Race Meet at Del Mar

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 77th summer racing season beginning Friday, July 15 led by a solid core of veteran racing officials. Heading the crew in his 36th summer at the shore oval...

Wide Range of Options Available Again On 2016 Del Mar Bet Menu

Thursday, June 30th, 2016   (1 year ago)
With one small change included, the 2016 Del Mar betting menu will mirror previous seasons’ full range of wagering opportunities when the seaside track begins its 77th season on Friday, July 15. The 39-day meeting...

Discounts Abound on the Del Mar Menu This Summer

Thursday, June 16th, 2016   (2 years ago)
For more than 75 years, fans have told the folks running Del Mar that the unique sporting and entertainment mix that is at the heart of the iconic racing headquarters is a winner. It’s all...

Del Mar, Stronach Group Offer $1-Million 'California' Bonus

Thursday, April 28th, 2016   (2 years 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...

Del Mar To Host Five Breeders' Cup Challenge Races

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Winners of 77 races earn automatic berths, travel and entry fees paid into World Championships.

43 Stakes Worth $7.55 Million Set For Del Mar Summer Season

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016   (2 years 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...

Ernie Myers, Radio/Racing Veteran, Dies at 86

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016   (2 years 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...

Trackman Tedesco Switches to Role of Consultant at Del Mar

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016   (2 years 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...

Del Mar Closes out Second "Bing Crosby Season" In Fine Style

Sunday, November 29th, 2015   (2 years 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,...

Trainer Chad Brown Has Numbers for First Del Mar Invasion

Friday, November 27th, 2015   (2 years 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....

Thanksgiving Day Dining Again Available in Del Mar's Turf Club

Saturday, November 21st, 2015   (2 years 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...

"The Poles" Are Where It Begins And Ends Out On The Racetrack

Friday, November 20th, 2015   (2 years 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...

Stakes Invaders Add Special Spice to Thanksgiving Week Racing

Thursday, November 19th, 2015   (2 years 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...

Older Fillies and Mares Clash in Marathon Red Carpet Handicap

Thursday, November 19th, 2015   (2 years 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...

Tommy Massis Wins Del Mar November Handicapping Challenge

Sunday, November 15th, 2015   (2 years 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...

Brooks Schuler Leads Del Mar November Handicapping Challenge

Saturday, November 14th, 2015   (2 years 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...

Kenny Black Focused on Raising Old English Rancho Banner

Friday, November 13th, 2015   (2 years 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...

Sun Shines Bright Where Eddie Truman Roams

Friday, November 6th, 2015   (2 years 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...