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 to Open Later for Its 2017 Summer Race Meet

Friday, August 26th, 2016   (2 years ago)
With a motivation to give its horses and horsemen more time to adapt and transition to its racing surfaces, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club applied for and was granted a later start date for its 2017...

'All In The Family' Works Well for Young Trainer Shelbe Ruis

Thursday, August 25th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Shelbe Ruis © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By Hank Wesch It’s only been four months since Shelbe Ruis was elevated to a high management position in a newly-formed, but not brand new,...

Pick Six Carryover of $59,871 Offered on Thursday's Del Mar Card

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016   (2 years ago)
With a 32-1 longshot starting out the day’s Pick Six sequence Wednesday at Del Mar, it was hardly a surprise when the popular bet finished with a carryover of $59,871 on the afternoon, an amount...

Del Mar, Jockey Club Back Enhanced Medication Testing

Monday, August 22nd, 2016   (2 years ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) and The Jockey Club have formally announced that they both will provide additional funding to the Ken Maddy Laboratory at the University California, Davis to enhance the California Horse Racing...

Single Day Handle Mark Falls on Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar

Saturday, August 20th, 2016   (2 years ago)
The single-day handle mark at Del Mar fell Saturday as California Chrome was the star of the show in pulling off a smashing performance in front of 24,155 in the 26th running of the TVG...

Pick Six Carryover of $66,437 Going Into Pacific Classic Card

Friday, August 19th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Pick Six players will have two reasons to tee it up on Saturday’s TVG Pacific Classic program – the fact that there is a $250,000 guarantee on the bet and that there also is a...

Jim Rome's 'Jungle' Comes to Del Mar to Broadcast Friday

Friday, August 19th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Jim Rome (left) and Mike Smith © Benoit Jim Rome, a sports radio and TV star/host of the first degree, will bring his radio entourage to Del Mar next Friday (August 26) to broadcast his...

Lone Pick Six Ticket Returns $290,848 at Del Mar Thursday

Thursday, August 18th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Only one ticket had the proper combination of 1-5-9-3-8-8 in Del Mar’s Pick Six wager and that ticket holder was rewarded with a payout of $290,848. The lone ticket was purchased through one of the...

"Best Ever" TVG Pacific Classic Has Nine Runners Saturday

Thursday, August 18th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Saturday’s $1-million TVG Pacific Classic, already called by many the best edition of the Grade I headliner Del Mar has ever presented, will feature three superstars and nine runners all told in a mile and...

Beholder Vs. 'Chrome': Battle of the Sexes for the Ages?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Beholder Winning 2015 TVG Pacific Classic © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By Hank Wesch Worldwide, Thoroughbred races which match members of both sexes are not uncommon. In Europe especially, at all levels,...

Pick Six Carryover of $66,808 Available Thursday at Del Mar

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016   (2 years ago)
With only one race favorite popping up during the final six races at Del Mar Wednesday, a Pick Six carryover was all but assured. And sure enough, that carryover surfaced to the tune of $66,808,...

'Chrome' Vs. Beholder Highlights Nine in Saturday's 'Classic'

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016   (2 years ago)
America’s top racehorse – California Chrome – drew Post No. 1 and was installed as the 8/5 morning line favorite Tuesday for this Saturday’s $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Among the eight rivals...

Beholder Breezes a Half in :47 at Foggy Del Mar Tuesday

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Beholder © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder turned in her final bit of serious exercise in front of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic this Saturday when she worked a half...

Two Winning Pick Six Tickets at Del Mar Pay $267,461 Each

Saturday, August 13th, 2016   (2 years ago)
A pair of Pick Six winning tickets Saturday on Del Mar’s races returned a hefty $267,461 apiece to their lucky owners from a total pool of $773,868 at the shore oval. The winning sequence --...

Pick Six Carryover of $93,656 Will Boost Saturday Card

Friday, August 12th, 2016   (2 years ago)
The fifth Pick Six carryover of the 21-day-old racing season occurred Friday at Del Mar when nobody picked all the winners of races 3 through 8 meaning $93,656 will be carried over into the popular...

Doc Stead Makes His Rounds Before the Horses Get to Run

Thursday, August 11th, 2016   (2 years ago)
By Mac McBride Dr. Dana Stead is bending down. He does a lot of that. He’s bending over the right front leg of a Thoroughbred racehorse on the backstretch at Del Mar at 6:40 on...

Single Ticket Hits Pick Six at Del Mar Saturday for $162,590

Saturday, August 6th, 2016   (2 years ago)
A single Pick Six ticket purchased by a member of the Player Management Group at the Oregon hub tabbed the winners of races 5 through 10 Saturday afternoon at Del Mar and was rewarded with...

Champagne Room Wins Sorrento, Free Rose Takes La Jolla 'Cap

Saturday, August 6th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Champagne Room © Benoit Champagne Room, the 6-5 favorite under Mario Gutierrez, won the first race of her young career in style Saturday with a well-earned triumph in the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes, prelude...

Pick Six Pays $80,488 to Single Bettor at Del Mar

Friday, August 5th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Del Mar’s Pick Six paid $80,488 to a single bettor Friday who purchased the ticket on track. Winners on the program were Chris and Dave, $14.80, in the third; Rockin Rudy at $8.40 in the...

So Sweetitiz Wins Daiscutter Handicap

Friday, August 5th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Pamela Ziebarth’s So Sweetitiz, with Del Mar’s leading rider, Flavien Prat, in the saddle, prevailed in a blanket finish to win Friday’s featured $85,380 Daisycutter Handicap for older fillies and mares at five furlongs on...