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.

'Crosby Season' Bet Menu Parallels Del Mar Summer Meet

Thursday, October 30th, 2014   (4 years ago)
With just a few differences, Del Mar’s upcoming “Bing Crosby Season” betting menu will be quite similar to the offerings presented this past summer at the seaside oval. Racing begins next Friday (November 7) for...

Barrett Sales Shifts to Del Mar Fairgrounds Starting in 2015

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Barrett Sales, which has conducted Thoroughbred auctions at Fairplex in Pomona since its inception in 1990, will shift its primary sales location to the Del Mar Fairgrounds starting in 2015. Kim Lloyd, Barretts’ general manager,...

Del Mar's Inaugural Bing Crosby Season Kicks Off With Opening Day Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest

Monday, October 20th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Del Mar opens its gates a second time this year for four weeks of exciting Thoroughbred horse racing, free concerts and epicurean events. Opening Day will be Friday, November 7, and one of its highlights...

"Ship And Win" In Place Once More For Del Mar November Meet

Friday, September 19th, 2014   (4 years ago)
“Ship and Win,” Del Mar’s simple, yet very effective, program to attract out-of-state horses to run at the shore oval will be in place for the track’s first November race meet which kicks off on...

Del Mar Fall Meet Offers 14 Stakes During 15-Day November Run

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Fourteen stakes races – nine of them graded – will serve as the touchstones for Del Mar’s new November race meeting opening Friday, November 7 for a 15-day run through Sunday, November 30. The total...

75th Del Mar Season Closes; Purses, Field Size Strong Again

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014   (4 years ago)
Del Mar’s Thoroughbred season raced to a finish Wednesday (September 3), nicely closing out a 36-day run that saw high-caliber racing sparkle for the 75th time alongside the blue Pacific at the popular summer playground....

Bejarano Top Jockey; Hollendorfer/Miller Tie

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014   (4 years ago)
Rafael Bejarano won his fourth Del Mar leading rider title and Jerry Hollendorfer and Peter Miller tied for the training crown as Del Mar’s 2014 season raced to a close on Wednesday (September 3). The...

Hronis Brothers Repeat Winners Of Both Del Mar Owners' Titles

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014   (4 years ago)
A victory by Daddy D T in the $100,000 Oak Tree Juvenile Turf on closing day provided the boost that made Kosta and Pete Hronis, who race under the nom de course of Hronis Racing,...

Shared Belief Voted 2014 Horse Of The Meeting

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014   (4 years ago)
Shared Belief, whose victory in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic extended his undefeated record to 6-0, was a unanimous choice as Horse of the Meeting and top 3-year-old by vote of the Del Mar...

Pick-6 Carryover Saturday August 30th - $61,395

Friday, August 29th, 2014   (4 years ago)
A Pick Six carryover of $61,395 was triggered Friday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Saturday's card starts Race 6. Join us for a wealth of excitement tomorrow, including Daybreak at Del Mar, Wierner...

Del Mar Futurity Has Admirable Record As Kentucky Derby Indicator

Friday, August 29th, 2014   (4 years ago)
By Hank Wesch In its 11th running, in 1958, the Del Mar Futurity produced a winner, English-bred Tomy Lee, who would wear the blanket of roses on the first Saturday in May the following year...

Del Mar’s Inaugural Bing Crosby Season Debuts November 7

Monday, August 25th, 2014   (4 years ago)
After a thrilling summer of fast racing and huge events, the legendary seaside track will open again for its inaugural Bing Crosby Season, November 7-30. Old Hollywood style meets classic Southern California cool this November...

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

Thursday, August 21st, 2014   (4 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   (4 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   (4 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   (4 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   (4 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   (4 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   (4 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   (4 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...