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.

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...

Enterprising Rallies to Win Oceanside Stakes

Thursday, July 17th, 2014   (3 years ago)
MIKE SMITH (Enterprising, winner) – “I’m not sure how he was affected by those gate issues (when two different horses broke through the gate prior to the start). It’s unsettling for everyone in the race....

The 20th Anniversary Opening Day Hats Contest

Thursday, July 17th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar’s Thursday opening featured the 20th anniversary edition of the now-famous Opening Day Hats Contest. A picture perfect day attracted 332 entrees to the contest which featured a Grand Prize of a Five-Star Getaway...

CANADA'S TOP TRAINER CASSE BRINGING LARGE STRING TO DEL MAR

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Gene Williams Del Mar will take on a bit of an international flavor this summer when Mark Casse sends a number of normally Canada-based horses to the seashore. The six-time Sovereign Award winner as...

NEW “RESPONSIVE” DEL MAR WEBSITE MOBILE USERS DELIGHT

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar’s award-winning website has just undergone a complete makeover and the “responsive” version of the popular racing destination is expected to prove especially friendly to users on the go with their mobile devices. The...