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.

Ernie Myers, Radio/Racing Veteran, Dies at 86

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016   (1 year 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   (1 year 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...

Del Mar Juvenile Champs Earn Breeders' Cup Glory

Saturday, October 31st, 2015   (2 years 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...

Opening Day Hollywood Fashion Contest

Thursday, October 29th, 2015   (2 years 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...

The Breeders' Cup Reveals the Official Logo for the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Thursday, October 29th, 2015   (2 years 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...

Trainers Respond Positively to Second Fall Season at Del Mar

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015   (2 years 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...

Breeders' Cup Days Provide Racing Bonanza at Del Mar

Friday, October 16th, 2015   (2 years 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...

It's "Bing" Season Again With Lots of Extra Added Attractions

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar’s second go-round with the “Bing Crosby Season” will be bigger – and possibly even better – when it rolls out for a 20-day, five-week stand starting on Thursday, October 29. Last year’s initial...

Del Mar Officials Named for 2015 "Bing Crosby Season" Meet

Thursday, October 8th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar will host its second “Bing Crosby Season” – this one including two days of Breeders’ Cup races – starting Thursday, October 29 with a solid crew of racing officials on board as the...

.50¢ Trifecta Will Be Offered During 'Crosby' Season at Del Mar

Thursday, October 1st, 2015   (2 years ago)
A wager Del Mar fans have asked for – the .50¢ Trifecta – will make its California debut starting October 29 when the seaside track presents its second “Bing Crosby Season” for a 20-day run...