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.

Past Provides Precedent For 3-Year-Olds in TVG Pacific Classic

Thursday, August 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch Most horsemen will tell you that a 3-year-old Thoroughbred in the spring is like a 15-year-old boy in human terms. Very few of them would ever be capable of competing with “men.”...

“Dude” vs. “Belief” Showdown In $1-Million TVG Pacific Classic Sunday

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014   (3 years ago)
DEL MAR, CA – Like an old-fashioned gunslingers showdown, the old pro Game On Dude will take on the quick-on-the-draw “kid” Shared Belief here Sunday in the 24th edition of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic....

Battle Off The Saddle

Monday, August 18th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Jockeys Elvis Trujillo and Corey Nakatani to box in special exhibition match DEL MAR, Calif. – Two of Del Mar’s top jockeys – Corey Nakatani and Elvis Trujillo – are going to battle it out...

International Beer Festival On Tap Pacific Classic Day

Friday, August 15th, 2014   (3 years ago)
The second of two summer beer festivals – this one with a distinctive international flavor – will be held on Pacific Classic Day, Sunday, August 24, in the Seaside Concert area at Del Mar. Over...

Two Female Jockey Agents Riding a Race to Success

Thursday, August 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Gene Williams Susan McBrayer Sarah Wolfe In what many perceive as a man’s world, jockey agents Sarah Wolfe and Susan McBrayer are doing quite well, thank you. They are the only female agents at...

Turf Racing Return to Del Mar; Course Performs Well

Saturday, August 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Turf course racing was back on the agenda at Del Mar Saturday after six racing days on the sidelines and the track’s new grass course performed without incident. Three races were conducted on the seven-furlong...

Ticket for Bing Crosby Season on sale Monday August 11th

Friday, August 8th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Friday November 7th through Sunday November 30th Tickets for the inaugural Bing Crosby season will be available online and over the phone starting Monday August 11th at 9:00 am. This new fall season will run...

At The End of The Racing Day, Stewards are People Too

Thursday, August 7th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch Del Mar stewards (from left) Luis Jauregui, Scott Chaney and Kim Sawyer. There is undeniable power and responsibility that comes with being part of a three-person judge and jury that rules over...

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Pick-6 CarryoverWednesday August 6th - $195,206 A Pick Six carryover of $195,206 was triggered Sunday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Wednesday's card starts Race 4. Join us for Free & Easy Wednesday and...

Del Mar Makes Additional Adjustments to Its Turf Racing

Friday, August 1st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar plans further adjustments to racing on its turf course following injuries on the new surface, which had been expanded and installed this past winter to replace its previous course that was more than...

Turf Races Moved to Polytrack for Remainder of Week

Thursday, July 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club feels deep sorrow and great concern following a further injury on our turf course during racing on Thursday afternoon. We continue to be of the belief that Del Mar’s turf course...

Gary Jones Set To Join Idols As He Enters Hall of Fame

Thursday, July 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Gene Williams It didn’t take retired trainer Gary Jones long to verbalize his response to being named to the Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. “I was flabbergasted when they told me,” said the...

 Random Drawing Set for 2014

Thursday, July 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
“Bing Crosby Season” Opening Day Trackside Tables Friday November 7th through Sunday November 30th With the much anticipated Del Mar Bing Crosby Season right around the corner, be sure to enter our online drawing for...

Young Pulls Away To Win The 11th Annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Sunday, July 27th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Young Pulls Away To Win The 11th Annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge Gary Young of Pasadena, CA, held off the competition in day two of the 2014 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge by closing strong to...

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Statement Concerning Turf Course

Saturday, July 26th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar is deeply saddened by the loss of Thoroughbred lives we have experienced at the track since the start of our season. Four of those losses have come on our new turf course. Despite...

Dance With Fate Euthanized Due to Severe Leg Injury

Thursday, July 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Dance With Fate, winner of the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes this spring and the likely favorite for Saturday’s San Diego Handicap at Del Mar, was euthanized shortly after 12 noon Thursday at his barn...

Del Mar Riding Colony a Heady Mix of Set and Rising Stars

Thursday, July 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch Gary Stevens would really rather be part of it than one step removed. Rather be on the inside of the Del Mar jockey colony looking out, than the outside looking in, a...

Art Sherman to Receive Pincay Award

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Art Sherman, a career racetracker who rose to the pinnacle of the sport this past spring when he guided the mercurial colt California Chrome to the edge of racing immortality in a thrilling Triple Crown...

Del Mar Rings up Positive Numbers as Meet Breaks from the Gate

Sunday, July 20th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar began its 75th summer season on a Thursday this year, but just as it has for the better part of two decades, the shore track broke running with “up” numbers proving boss despite...

Outlook is Bright for Del Mar Intern Nine.

Friday, July 18th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch If they wanted to form a baseball team, and call themselves The Del Mar Interns, every position would be filled. Still, the nine young people, aged 17 to 23, who have signed...