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.

CARMA's Hoedown for Horses Raises $172,000 for Thoroughbred Aftercare

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Southern California Racing Community Kicks Up its Heels at Annual Summer Fundraiser

Del Mar's a Familiar Place for Its Intern Class of 2019

Sunday, July 21st, 2019   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s Intern class of 2019 with the track’s CEO Joe Harper: (L to R) Ryan Cesari, Spencer Dalton, Harper, Sofia Perris, Liam Maxwell, John St. Marie. By Hank Wesch The five members of the...

Todd Cady Hits A Double to Win the LRF Cares Handicapping Challenge

Saturday, July 20th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Todd Cady, from San Diego, connected on a $100 double finishing in the last race to run away from the field with a final bankroll of $6,210. Cady receives an entry valued at $8,000 to...

Pick Six Carryover Worth $124,060 at Del Mar Sunday

Saturday, July 20th, 2019   (1 year ago)
A trio of double-figure winners made picking the Pick Six a difficult proposition Saturday at Del Mar and, not surprisingly, nobody did. Because of it, the track will offer a carryover pool of $124,060 in...

Mike Smith: He's One of Many, But Surely One of the Ones

Friday, July 19th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Mike Smith at Del Mar © Eclipse Sportswire by Mac McBride Here’s an easy one for most folks: What’s the most common last name in America? Bet you didn’t even have to Google that one...

Spectacular White Bloom Wins Grand Prize in 25th Annual Hats Contest

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Allison Karlstrand © Benoit Photo The 25th annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar drew more than 300 contestants. Categories included Most Glamorous, Best Fascinator, Best Flowers, Best Racing Theme and Most Outrageous. Contestants...

Commentary: How Del Mar is improving safety for racehorses

Sunday, July 14th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Thoroughbred racing at Del Mar this year will see the introduction of new safety initiatives. (San Diego Union-Tribune file photo) Local racetrack adopting stringent standards As appeared in Sunday, July 14th San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper...

Del Mar's 80th Summer Racing Season Opens Wednesday

Saturday, July 13th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Del Mar kicks off its 80th summer season of racing on Wednesday (July 17) with an Opening Day 10-race program that features the Runhappy Oceanside Stakes. At one mile for 3-year-olds on the Jimmy Durante...

Del Mar Continues Focus on Safety as Summer Meet Set to Start

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019   (1 year ago)
2019 reforms to enhance industry-leading protocols; expert panel to review all entries.

"Artist of the Week" Program Once More on Del Mar Agenda

Friday, June 28th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Amy Treadway's "Dark Horse" Once again the popular “Artist of the Week” program will be part of the Del Mar season as five separate artists each will get a week to show off their equine-related...