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 Partners with Runhappy/McIngvale in Two-Year Deal

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Runhappy Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Jim McIngvale, the owner of the former champion and now stallion Runhappy, have entered into a two-year agreement to showcase the horse to Del Mar horsemen and fans and...

Del Mar Partners with Sycuan, San Diego's Leading Casino

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) has entered a multi-year arrangement with San Diego’s foremost casino, Sycuan Casino Resort, it has been announced. The partnership between the two notable San Diego establishments will take effect this...

Del Mar to Offer 25% "Juvenile Bonus" for Maiden Tests This Summer

Friday, June 21st, 2019   (1 year ago)
Maiden Special Weight winner Spin Lightning in the Paddock prior to 2018 Del Mar Futurity © Benoit Photo Del Mar will present a unique “juvenile bonus” to horsemen who run 2-year-olds in open maiden special...

Del Mar Celebrates its 80th Season with a Can't Miss Concert Lineup

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019   (1 year ago)
The spot to see and be seen, Del Mar boasts an entertainment-packed summer featuring superstar country and reggae artists, craft food and beer festivals, and more.

Major US Racing Organizations Announce Plans to Implement Prohibition of Race-Day Medication

Thursday, April 18th, 2019   (1 year ago)
A coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021.

"Ship and Win" Returns to Del Mar with Beefed Up Bonus Funds

Thursday, April 11th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Ride a Comet © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s highly effective “Ship and Win” program, which for the past eight years has provided substantial incentives to owners and trainers to import out-of-state horses to race locally,...

40 Del Mar Stakes Worth Nearly $7.4 Million On Tap This Summer

Friday, April 5th, 2019   (1 year ago)
2019 Summer Stakes Schedule

TVG Pacific Classic Day Set August 17 Featuring Five Graded Stakes

Friday, February 1st, 2019   (2 years ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced that this year’s TVG Pacific Classic Day will be held on Saturday, August 17 as part of an enhanced racing program that will feature an unprecedented five graded stakes...

Joe Harper to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

Thursday, December 27th, 2018   (2 years ago)
Joe Harper © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar Chief Executive to Accept Honor at 48th Annual Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino on January 24 The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing...

Del Mar Concludes Fifth Fall Season Up in Total Handle

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018   (2 years ago)
Following on the heels of a stellar summer season, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club completed its fifth fall meet Sunday, highlighted by gains in total handle and four weeks of safe racing. All sources wagering for...