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.

Opening Day Hollywood Fashion Contest

Thursday, October 29th, 2015   (2 years ago)
The 2nd annual Hollywood Fashion Contest at Del Mar Racetrack drew more than 100 contestants. Winners in each category received: First place: $300 Second place: $200 and Third place: $100. The Bing Crosby Grand Prize...

The Breeders' Cup Reveals the Official Logo for the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Thursday, October 29th, 2015   (2 years ago)
New logo design inspired by Del Mar’s style and Iconic Beauty LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 29, 2015) – The Breeders’ Cup has today revealed the stunning new logo for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which...

Trainers Respond Positively to Second Fall Season at Del Mar

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015   (2 years ago)
Stall applications have been flowing in to Del Mar’s racing office in advance of the track’s second fall season, scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 29. The five week, 20-day meeting again will carry the...

Breeders' Cup Days Provide Racing Bonanza at Del Mar

Friday, October 16th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar’s second “Bing Crosby Season” gets a jump start to its 20-day session when the seaside track serves as the California host of the 32nd edition of the Breeders’ Cup, a two-day run of...

It's "Bing" Season Again With Lots of Extra Added Attractions

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar’s second go-round with the “Bing Crosby Season” will be bigger – and possibly even better – when it rolls out for a 20-day, five-week stand starting on Thursday, October 29. Last year’s initial...

Del Mar Officials Named for 2015 "Bing Crosby Season" Meet

Thursday, October 8th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Del Mar will host its second “Bing Crosby Season” – this one including two days of Breeders’ Cup races – starting Thursday, October 29 with a solid crew of racing officials on board as the...

.50¢ Trifecta Will Be Offered During 'Crosby' Season at Del Mar

Thursday, October 1st, 2015   (2 years ago)
A wager Del Mar fans have asked for – the .50¢ Trifecta – will make its California debut starting October 29 when the seaside track presents its second “Bing Crosby Season” for a 20-day run...

"Ship and Win" Program Continues During Del Mar Fall Meet

Thursday, September 24th, 2015   (2 years ago)
She's Not Here was a "Ship and Win" winner who came back to capture the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (above). “Ship and Win,” the simple yet effective program that has attracted hundreds of out-of-state horses to...

Overall Handle Up; Field Size, New Track Pluses as 2015 Meet Ends

Monday, September 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Del Mar raced to a close of its 76th summer season on Labor Day, completing a 40-day stand that saw total handle figures rise by nearly 10%, field size hold firm despite more racing and...

After 64 Opening Days, Tom Whayne is Ready for a Futurity

Friday, September 4th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch Tom Whayne celebrated his 91st birthday on Wednesday, September 2, the start of the final week of the summer meeting at, where else, Del Mar. The native of Oakland, educated at Cal,...

Triple Crown Champ American Pharoah to Parade at Del Mar

Monday, August 31st, 2015   (3 years ago)
American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza pulling away in the Del Mar Futurity September 3, 2014. Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will parade for Del Mar racing fans between races Sunday, the next-to-last day of the...

A Nextdoorneighbor Everyone Would Like To Have

Friday, August 28th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Nextdoorneighbor winning for the 11th time August 8, 2015 at Del Mar. By Hank Wesch You’ve probably heard of or know someone who has been referred to as a “salt of the earth” human being....

Trio of New Races Swells Del Mar Fall Stakes to $2,700,000

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Three new stakes races will be presented during Del Mar’s second fall racing season, which begins on October 29 and continues through to November 29. The additional races – each with a value of $200,000...

American Pharoah Drills Smart Seven Furlongs at Del Mar

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015   (3 years ago)
Zayat Stable’s American Pharoah turned in an impressive seven-furlong workout Sunday morning at Del Mar covering the distance in 1:23.20 with regular workmate Martin Garcia in the boot. The smooth-striding 3-year-old colt went trackside at...

Honey Lake, Bejarano Win CTT and TOC Handicap

Friday, August 21st, 2015   (3 years ago)
Honey Lake, an invader from the Midwest piloted by red-hot Rafael Bejarano, wore down 5-2 favored Dido in the stretch to win the featured $85,500 CTT and TOC Handicap for older fillies and mares at...

Hard Aces, Hardly Heralded, Has High Hopes in Pacific Classic

Friday, August 21st, 2015   (3 years ago)
Hard Aces working at Del Mar By Hank Wesch Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces was made the 5-1 co-third choice on the morning line for Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic behind...

Hall of Fame Connections Believe in Beholder For Classic

Friday, August 14th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has some experience aboard female Thoroughbreds in races against males. Most famously, Stevens guided Winning Colors to a wire-to-wire victory in the 1988 Kentucky Derby, holding...

Victor Espinoza to Receive Pincay Award Sunday at Del Mar

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Victor Espinoza, the veteran rider who stirred racing history and glory when he guided the exceptional colt American Pharoah through his Triple Crown triumph this spring, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Laffit...

Overall Handle Numbers Up As Del Mar Approaches Midpoint

Sunday, August 9th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Overall handle – the barometer that racetracks point to when someone wants to take their business temperature – is in a positive zone at Del Mar as the seaside track ranges up on the midway...

Dr. Vince Baker: From 'Pharoah' To All Below - Each One Special

Friday, August 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Alexis Garske Dr. Vince Baker with Triple Crown champion American Pharoah at Del Mar Dr. Vince Baker celebrated his birthday August 1, one day before Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah catapulted his fame even...