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.

Flavien Prat Rides a Wave of Initial Del Mar Success

Friday, July 24th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Flavien Prat (No. 6) wins the Wickerr Stakes aboard Pure Tactics July 22 at Del Mar. By Hank Wesch A freaky two-day weather system wasn’t the only thing to take Del Mar by storm in...

From Far and Near Del Mar Welcomes Its 2015 Interns

Saturday, July 18th, 2015   (2 years ago)
From left to right: Andrew Taggart, Clare Allen, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Joe Harper, Hannah Bloom and Clem Witherall. Not pictured: Cole Holmlund and Kyle Murphy. By HANK WESCH They arrive from as far...

For Alex Solis, It's Been a Special Year to Remember

Friday, July 17th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Alex Solis crossed the finish line aboard Dare And Go in the 1996 Pacific Classic. By Gene Williams In a career already marked by numerous highlights, long-time Southern California jockey Alex Solis’ past year is...

Soul Driver, Smith Win Oceanside Stakes

Thursday, July 16th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Bloom Racing Stable’s Soul Driver, piloted by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, held on gamely in the final strides to withstand the last-ditch challenge of pacemaking Forest Blue and Victor Espinoza to win the featured...

Amtrak to Add Extra Cars To Del Mar "Racetrack Trains"

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Amtrak will be hooking up additional cars to its popular “racetrack trains” that run between Los Angeles and San Diego with a key stop at the Solana Beach station just north of Del Mar when...

Del Mar Again Will Host Pair of Beer Festivals This Summer

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015   (2 years ago)
It’ll be twice as nice once more at Del Mar for those who like to quaff special beers. For the second straight summer, the track will conduct a double dose of cool delight with Craft...

Officials Named For 2015 Race Meeting At Del Mar

Friday, July 10th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 76th summer racing season starting Thursday, July 16 led by a solid group of veteran racing officials. Heading up the crew in his 35th summer at the shore...

"Pony Express" Discount Special On Again For Del Mar Season

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015   (2 years ago)
For the fourth straight summer, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and North County Transit District have teamed up to provide racing fans an easy and economical way to enjoy a day at the races minus traffic...

"Race Ready" Racehorse Sale On Tap At Del Mar Saturday, July 25

Friday, July 3rd, 2015   (2 years ago)
For the fourth summer in a row, Barretts Sales will conduct a “race ready” racehorse sale at Del Mar, offering an opportunity for all – from first-time buyers to seasoned horsemen – to be involved...

Del Mar Bet Menu Mirrors Past Meets; Offers Rich 'Guarantees'

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar will provide its same full range of betting opportunities again this season when the seaside track is off and running on its 76th summer of racing beginning Thursday, July 16. The 40-day meeting...

Trackside Breakfast Special "Daybreak at Del Mar" Rides Again

Friday, June 26th, 2015   (2 years ago)
For the 16th consecutive summer, Del Mar will conduct its popular weekend breakfasts with the horses. “Daybreak at Del Mar,” one of San Diego’s most unique setting to start off a morning, once again will...

Mixed Musical Bag Unveiled For Del Mar Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar has offered just about one of every kind of musical experience available over the past 21 summers of its highly popular concert series. Summer #22 this year follows that theme with a special...

Nominations Close Friday For Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015   (2 years ago)
Nominations will close Friday (June 5) for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship...

Del Mar Water Recycling Efforts Undergoing Timely Increases

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015   (2 years ago)
The recycling of water, a matter of high importance as the state of California navigates its way through a fourth consecutive year of drought conditions, is a cause that the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has...

Del Mar’s Main Track Renovation Nears Finish

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar’s remake of its main track from Polytrack to a pure dirt surface is nearing its conclusion. Estimates are that the surface switch will be all but done by the end of April with...

43 Stakes Worth Nearly $8 Million For Del Mar Summer Season

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar’s summertime 40-day meeting will feature 43 stakes events, topped by the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic and worth a total of $7,950,000 in black-type purses. The historic track will present its bountiful slate during...

Del Mar’s Main Track Work Moving Ahead; Polytrack Totally Recycled

Friday, March 13th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Conversion work on Del Mar’s main track from Polytrack to natural dirt continues to move ahead in good order, highlighted by fruitful recycling efforts with both the old and new surfaces. As the first step...

"Ship And Win" Program Expands In California Starting April 2

Thursday, March 12th, 2015   (2 years ago)
“Ship and Win,” an incentive program to attract out-of-state horses to race in California that met with fine success over the past four seasons at Del Mar, will expand to take in the entire Southern...

Main Track Conversion Work Moving Through Its Phases

Thursday, February 12th, 2015   (2 years ago)
After clearing away all of the synthetic Polytrack material that made up the main track surface for the past eight years, crews have almost completed removing the stone sub-base of the main track. Those two-inch...

Work Toward Del Mar’s New Dirt Track Moves Steadily Along

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Crews continue to work steadily on the process of a total renovation of Del Mar’s main track as January comes to a close. All estimates have the project on schedule for completion in March. Del...