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.

Trainer Jerry Dutton Dies at 87

Friday, July 31st, 2015   (3 years ago)
Jerry Dutton a prominent Thoroughbred trainer in California for more than 50 years, died Thursday in his native Idaho, where he and his wife Barbara had resided since his retirement in May 2006. Dutton was...

Del Mar, Then And Now, Is Special To Trainer Mike Stidham

Friday, July 31st, 2015   (3 years ago)
Michael Stidham and James Graham in the paddock at Del Mar on July 30, 2015. By Hank Wesch The first time around in the 1980s, Del Mar was, for Mike Stidham, a campus where he...

American Pharoah Watch Party Set Sunday At Del Mar

Thursday, July 30th, 2015   (3 years ago)
The hottest horse in America – Triple Crown winner American Pharoah – returns to action Sunday at Monmouth Park in New Jersey and racing fans in Southern California are invited to join other “Pharoah” lovers...

$3,154,097 Pick Six At Del Mar Returns $57,658 to 34 Winners

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Thirty four winning tickets each were worth $57,658 Wednesday afternoon following the running of the Pick Six at Del Mar, which rose to a hearty pool of $3,154,097 following a two-day carryover into the midweek...

Streiff wins more than $100,000 in the July 25 & 26 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA coasted to the win in the 12th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Streiff turned his $4,500 live money bankroll into $43,484, largely based on his big score of more...

Streiff Leads After Day One in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA and Jeannie King of Valencia, CA, were the top two finishers on day one of the 12th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Streiff finished the day with $34,039 and...

Del Mar to Conduct "America's Next Race Caller" Contest

Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (3 years ago)
He or she is out there: Champing at the mic, instead of the bit. Ready to shout it out for the world to hear. Just wanting a chance to step into a booth at a...

Big John B Wins Cougar II Handicap

Friday, July 24th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Big John B, winner of 12 of 28 career starts on grass, including the 2014 Del Mar Handicap, showed another dimension to his ability Friday as he scored his first victory on a dirt surface...

Flavien Prat Rides a Wave of Initial Del Mar Success

Friday, July 24th, 2015   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (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...