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.

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...

DEL MAR RIDES WITH THE TIMES FOR 75th RACING SEASON

Monday, July 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Times and people change, but things of quality endure. And in a year of change on the Southern California racing circuit, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club aims to continue its well-established reputation for sun, fun...

DEL MAR HOSTING TWO BEER FESTIVALS DURING SUMMER MEET

Monday, July 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
A double dose of beer festival will be on tap for racing fans this summer as Del Mar rolls out the barrels and brings on the pour twice during its season, first on Saturday, July...

DEL MAR BET MENU INCLUDES “GUARANTEES,” “BONUSES,” “REDUCTIONS”

Saturday, July 12th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar will present its full range of betting options again this season when the seaside track kicks off its 75th summer of racing this Thursday (July 17). The 36-day meeting will see 14 different...

POPULAR “PONY EXPRESS” DEAL WITH N.C. TRANSIT RENEWED

Friday, July 11th, 2014   (3 years ago)
For the third summer in a row, 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...

“RACE READY” HORSES UP FOR BIDS AGAIN AT DEL MAR, SUNDAY JULY 20

Thursday, July 10th, 2014   (3 years ago)
For the third straight season, Del Mar will present a “race ready” racehorse sale in its paddock following the day’s races on the first Sunday of its upcoming season, July 20. The auction, which provides...

OFFICIALS ARE NAMED FOR 2014 RACE MEETING AT DEL MAR

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 75th summer racing season starting Thursday, July 17 led by a veteran team of racing officials, and including a well-regarded newcomer. At the helm, once again, will be...

TASTY TREATS, GRILL FEST AND GOURMET FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL, SET TO RETURN IN 2014

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014   (3 years ago)
GRILL FEST BACK IN 2014 AT DEL MAR AFTER TASTY DEBUT LAST SUMMER Bar-b-q and racing, a parlay that proved a natural winner in its debut at Del Mar last summer, is back on the...

DEL MAR’S 2014 OPENING DAY HATS CONTEST MARKS ITS 20th ANNIVERSARY IN GRANDIOSE FASHION

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar, Calif.—Opening Day at Del Mar, Thursday, July 17, marks the 20th anniversary of its long-standing tradition, The Opening Day Hats Contest. This year’s Hats Contest is expected to bring even more ornate, whimsical...

DEL MAR TO GO HIGH DEFINITION WITH ITS TV SIGNAL IN 2014

Thursday, June 26th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar will broadcast its signal in high definition this summer, joining a select number of tracks across the country that provide fans a crystal-clear look at their racing product. The change will mean that...

Del Mar to Host Breeders' Cup in 2017

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Jim Gluckson, Breeders' Cup, jim@breederscup.com, 212.230.9512Alison Antieri, Nike Communications, aantieri@nikecomm.com, 646.654.3426Mac McBride, DMTC, mac@dmtc.com, 858.792.4269 BREEDERS' CUP ANNOUNCES DEL MAR AS THE HOST OF THE 2017 BREEDERS' CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Announcement marks the debut of...

Del Mar to Host Breeders' Cup in 2017

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, has today announced Del Mar, near San Diego, Calif., as the host site of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This is the first...

Del Mar Preparing for Dual Racing Seasons in 2014

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014   (4 years ago)
With all approvals ensured and long-range projections starting to come into clear focus, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has begun to move forward toward a two-meet racing season in 2014 – the initial session being its...