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.

Mixed Musical Bag Unveiled For Del Mar Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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...

Del Mar's Inaugural "Bing Crosby Season" A Solid Success

Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Three-year-old star California Chrome cruises to victory in Del Mar's Grade I Hollywood Derby. Del Mar’s first “Bing Crosby Season” was declared a smashing success by all involved following Sunday’s close to the four-week meeting...

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 30th - $130,534Mandatory Payouts A Pick Six Carryover of $130,534 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join...

Sherman And 'Chrome': The Art of Knowing What's Next

Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Alexis Garske California Chrome with Victor Espinoza up testing the turf for the first time at Del Mar on Sunday, November 23. It has been a year of ‘firsts’ for trainer Art Sherman and...

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverFriday November 28th - $47,193&Super High 5 Carryover - $13,827 A Pick Six Carryover of $47,193 and a Super High 5 Carryover of $13,827 were triggered Thursday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on...

It's Official: California Chrome's A Go In Saturday's Hollywood Derby

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome was entered Wednesday morning for Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby and will face five rivals in the 1 1/8-mile run over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course....

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 23rd - $115,124 A Pick Six Carryover of $115,124 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join us...

Racing's Unsung Heroes: Starter Jay Slender and His Crew

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Alexis Garske Del Mar’s new starter -- Jay Slender – currently working his first meet at the seaside track. There are many heroes in racing’s stories. The winning horse gets a pat on the...

Del Mar's David Martinez Honored With 2014 EMS Award

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority as the winner of its Civilian Award at the group’s annual awards banquet on December 3rd in San Francisco....

Del Mar Has Craft Beer & Cider Fest on Thanksgiving Saturday

Friday, November 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
With just a bit of nip in the air these days, the timing seems very right for Del Mar to hold a craft beer and cider fest alongside its races at the seaside track on...

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Thursday, November 20th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverFriday November 14th - $42,533 A Pick Six Carryover of $42,533 was triggered Thursday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Friday's card starts with Race 3. Gates open at 11 AM. Join us...

Bing Crosby Season Continues To Sing A Positive Racing Song

Sunday, November 16th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Racing continued a positive trend through week two at Del Mar as the track’s initial “Bing Crosby Season” galloped through its seventh day Sunday and the reports on the numbers front all registered strongly. Attendance...