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.

Enhanced California Pick Six Wager Will Kick Off at Del Mar

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016   (2 years ago)
An enhancement to the Pick Six wager that is expected to offer large payoffs and re-energize what has been California’s most popular exotic bet will have its debut with the opening of the annual Del...

"Ship and Win" Back Again During Del Mar's Fall Meeting

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016   (2 years ago)
The Pizza Man © Benoit For the sixth straight year and the third consecutive fall, the productive “Ship and Win” program, which has attracted hundreds of out-of-state horses to California since it was started at...

California Chrome Unanimous Choice as 2016 Horse of the Meeting

Monday, September 5th, 2016   (2 years ago)
California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club A hard-fought victory against a game Dortmund in the San Diego Handicap and a wire-to-wire domination of a field that included defending champion Beholder in...

California Chrome, Rockingham Ranch Top Del Mar Owners

Monday, September 5th, 2016   (2 years ago)
The California Chrome Connections © Benoit Del Mar raced to the finish of its 77th summer season Monday and the California Chrome connections shared top honors with Rockingham Ranch in the owners’ department for the...

Bejarano, Prat Forge First Jockey Title Tie Since 1950

Monday, September 5th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Bejarano (left) and Prat © Benoit The only time Del Mar had a tie for the jockey championship was 1950, when riding legends John Longden and Bill Shoemaker deadlocked with 60 wins apiece. Until the...

Del Mar's 77th Summer Season Races to a Solid Finish

Monday, September 5th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Highlighted by its most successful single day ever, by a sparkling parade of stakes races and by a continuing enhancement of its reputation as a sporting/entertainment venue without peer in the west, Del Mar raced...

$547,421 Pick Six Carryover has 'Mandatory Payout' for Monday

Sunday, September 4th, 2016   (2 years ago)
For the second day in row, a carryover occurred in the Pick Six bet at Del Mar, this one the largest of the meet at $547,421. It will be placed in the Pick Six pool...

$128,534 Pick Six Carryover On Deck for Sunday at Del Mar

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016   (2 years ago)
A Pick Six carryover of $128,534 will preload the betting pool for the popular exotic wager Sunday when Del Mar presents the penultimate day of sport of its 77th summer race meet. Price horses predominated...

Debutante-Futurity Double Takes Some Doing But Can Be Done

Thursday, September 1st, 2016   (2 years ago)
Bob Baffert (left) and D. Wayne Lukas © Benoit By Hank Wesch The inaugural running of the Del Mar Futurity was in 1948. The Del Mar Debutante came into being three years later. So when...

Del Mar Fall Stakes Schedule Has 14 Events Worth $2,050,000

Thursday, September 1st, 2016   (2 years ago)
Fourteen stakes races worth just over $2 million will be offered during Del Mar’s third consecutive fall racing season that kicks off at the shore oval on Friday, November 11, which is Veterans Day. The...

$180 Ticket at Del Mar Wednesday Clicks for $62k Pick Six

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016   (2 years ago)
A lone Pick Six ticket sold at Del Mar Wednesday for the sum of $180 earned a delighted punter a total of $62,011 on the 34th day of racing this summer. Del Mar officials identified...

Two Pick Six Tickets Pay $70,258 Each at Del Mar Sunday

Sunday, August 28th, 2016   (2 years ago)
A pair of very savvy, or very lucky, Pick Six bettors scored nicely on the sequential bet Sunday at Del Mar when they tabbed all the winners in the popular exotic bet. The numbers were...

Longshots Ensure Pick Six Carryover for Saturday at Del Mar

Friday, August 26th, 2016   (2 years ago)
With longshots ringing up win after win, Del Mar’s popular Pick Six bet was too tough to take down Friday causing a carryover of $84,078 to go forward into Saturday’s pool for the exotic wager....

Accelerate Wins Shared Belief Stakes

Friday, August 26th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, an impressive maiden race winner in his last start, made a successful jump into stakes competition Friday with a game triumph in the featured $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at...

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...