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.

Chris McCarron Named Pincay Award Recipient for 2016

Friday, August 5th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Chris McCarron (left) and Laffit Pincay, Jr. at Del Mar in 1984. Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, one of racing’s great riders as well as one of its best-liked individuals, has been named the...

Mo Knows, Gonzalez Win Del Mar Feature

Thursday, August 4th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Mo Knows, a Kentucky-bred daughter of the successful stallion Uncle Mo, rallied strongly in the stretch to win Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a mile and one-sixteenth race on the infield turf course for three-year-old...

The Tale of Zenyatta is Worth Hearing Again and Again

Thursday, August 4th, 2016   (2 years ago)
By GENE WILLIAMS Zenyatta © Benoit John Shirreffs calls it his Camelot, those days from late 2007 to late 2010 when he was the keeper of a flame that burned so brightly that it set...

Lord Nelson Blazes in Bing Crosby Stakes Triumph

Sunday, July 31st, 2016   (2 years ago)
Lord Nelson © Benoit Spendthrift Farm’s brilliant Lord Nelson set a stakes record and barely missed Del Mar’s track mark for six furlongs with an overpowering performance in Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes....

Dressed to a T Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 28th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Dressed to a T (outside) © Benoit Reddam Racing’s Dressed to a T, the 6-5 favorite under jockey Mario Gutierrez, rallied powerfully in the stretch to overhaul Holgraeme in the final strides and win Del...

Beholder Carries on Tradition of Female Stars at Del Mar

Thursday, July 28th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Beholder Winning the 2015 TVG Pacific Classic By Hank Wesch The victory by Beholder in the 2015 TVG Pacific Classic left the mare’s connections, Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, Hall of Fame jockey Gary...

Robinson Wins More Than $100,000 in Prizes in the July 23 & 24 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Sunday, July 24th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Ed Robinson of Moody, AL took the lead in race 8 and held on to the win by the slimmest of margins in the 13th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Charles Davis from Seattle, WA,...

Baiungo Leads After Day One in the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016   (2 years ago)
Matt Baiungo of Henderson, NV and Brian Chenvert of Rogers, MN, were the top two finishers on day one of the 13th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Baiungo finished the day with $16,373 and Chenvert...

California Chrome Outduels Dortmund in Memorable San Diego Handicap

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016   (2 years ago)
California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club In a memorable renewal of the Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap, fan favorite California Chrome outfinished a stubborn Dortmund after a prolonged duel to...

"Chrome" One of Nine Horse-Of-Year Champs to Run at Del Mar

Thursday, July 21st, 2016   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch California Chrome wins 2014 Gr I Hollywood Derby © Benoit Look through the past performance lines of Horse of the Year honorees. Look down the left-hand column which lists the dates and...

Del Mar Breaks Running With Strong Opening Weekend Numbers

Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (2 years ago)
First Race Opening Day © Benoit Del Mar’s 77th summer racing season fired right out of the gate with a solid set of numbers in the bank after the opening three-day weekend at the shore...

Champion Beholder Drills 7 Furlongs in 1:27 at Del Mar Sunday

Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Champion mare Beholder went through a business-like workout Sunday morning at Del Mar, covering seven furlongs in company in 1:27 under gray skies with regular rider Gary Stevens at the controls and trainer Richard Mandella...

Quintet of Interns Living, Learning the Del Mar Summer Scene

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Del Mar's Intern Class of 2016 (L to R) Nick Avioli, Kristin Hill, Meg Reynolds, DMTC president Joe Harper, Erin Doty-McQuaid and Brian Glodowski By Hank Wesch Like any industry, Thoroughbred racing is always looking...

"Chrome" Works Sharp Five Furlongs in :59 1/5 at Del Mar

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Champion California Chrome worked a sharp five furlongs in :59 1/5 Saturday morning at Del Mar on a racetrack cleared of all but a few other runners he’s likely to face in his comeback race...

2016 Opening Day Hats Contest

Friday, July 15th, 2016   (2 years ago)
2016 Hats Contest © Benoit More than 300 contestants entered the 22nd annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar. The Bing Crosby Grand Prize winner was Andria Elam, from the Best Fascinator category. “I...

"Chrome" and "Donuts" Saturday; Families and Bar-B-Q Sunday

Thursday, July 14th, 2016   (2 years ago)
\ Pony Boy and his Webkinz Plush Horse Friend © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club After Friday’s Opening Day hullabaloo becomes a sparkling memory, the initial Saturday and Sunday of Del Mar’s 77th...

Friday Start Bodes Fantastic for Del Mar's 77th Summer

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016   (2 years ago)
© Del Mar Thoroughbred Club TGIF. Thank God It’s Friday. Excuse Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing fans if they add a rider to that popular rallying cry to festivities. Make it Thank God It’s Friday,...

Lots of Choices If You Want To Go To Del Mar by Car

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016   (2 years ago)
There are five different ways you can take a car to the races at Del Mar and only one of them requires you to do the driving. While an individual or a group driving their...

Public Transportation A Winner for Opening Day at Del Mar

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016   (2 years ago)
As founder Bing Crosby’s signature Del Mar ditty goes: “Where the turf meets the surf, down at old Del Mar “Take a plane, take a train, take a car…..” When “The Crooner” penned that song...

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

Monday, July 11th, 2016   (2 years 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...