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.

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   (4 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...

Massive Three-Day Pick Six Carryover For Sunday November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 16th - $599,483 A Three-Day Pick Six Carryover of $599,483 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join...

Stevens Bridges Del Mar's Dual Hall Of Fame Foursomes

Saturday, November 15th, 2014   (4 years ago)
By Hank Wesch Del Mar's Hall of Fame riders (from left) Kent Desormeaux, Mike Smith, Alex Solis, and Gary Stevens. For the second time in its history, Del Mar has four current Hall of Fame...

Double Pick-Six Carryover Saturday November 15th - $147,102

Friday, November 14th, 2014   (4 years ago)
A Two-Day Pick Six Carryover of $147,102 was triggered Friday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Saturday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 11 AM. Join us for a wealth of excitement...

Sherman Considering Two Del Mar Possibilities For 'Chrome'

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Trainer Art Sherman indicated Wednesday morning that he is considering two possibilities at Del Mar for an additional race for California Chrome – the Hollywood Derby on grass and the Native Diver Handicap on Polytrack....

California Chrome Nominated To Run In Del Mar's Hollywood Derby

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Trainer Art Sherman has nominated California Chrome to the Hollywood Derby at Del Mar on Saturday, November 29 for what figures to be the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner’s final race of 2014. The...

Numbers Way Up As Del Mar Kicks Off 'Bing Crosby Season'

Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Del Mar’s “Bing Crosby Season” got up and running November 7-8-9 and the running was good. The seaside track’s new 15-day fall meet completed its first week of action Sunday and the numbers, the racing...

Del Mar Shifts Weekend Post Times To 12:30 PM

Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Starting next weekend, first post at Del Mar on Saturdays and Sundays will be shifted from noon to 12:30 p.m. The change will mean all racing programs at the seaside track for its November “Bing...

The Saga of Scotty: Calling The Shots As A Jocks Agent

Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (4 years ago)
By Alexis Garske The jury is still out on Babe Ruth’s ‘called shot’ home run in the final game of the 1932 World Series, but there are no lack of believers that say he did....

Hollywood Feel Shines As 'Crosby Season' Breaks From Gate

Friday, November 7th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Del Mar President Joe Harper, center, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, left, and jockey Aaron Gryder, right, welcome fashion contest participants to opening day of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season at the seaside oval...

Play the Del Mar Online Handicapping Contest

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014   (4 years ago)
The Challenge is On! Test your handicapping skills against others across the country. Wager a fictitious $100 bankroll on a designated Del Mar race each day. The top two finishers win a seat at the...

"Daybreak at Del Mar" A Saturday Special During 'Crosby' Meet

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014   (4 years ago)
“Daybreak at Del Mar,” the popular trackside morning breakfast program that mixes tasty fare with galloping horses, will be a ‘Saturday only’ thing over the course of the new “Bing Crosby Season” upcoming at the...

'Bing Crosby Season' Offers Fans Many Feature Events

Monday, November 3rd, 2014   (4 years ago)
Del Mar’s new “Bing Crosby Season,” which opens for a 15-day run this Friday, offers Thoroughbred fans features and special events on just about every day of racing throughout the month at the scenic seaside...

Officials Named For Del Mar's "Bing Crosby Season" Meeting

Friday, October 31st, 2014   (4 years ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present its first “Bing Crosby Season” starting next Friday (November 7) led by a veteran team of racing officials. The 15-day stand, which carries through to Sunday, November 30, fills...