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 Increases Fall Meet Purses, "Ship & Win" Bonus

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020   (4 months ago)
Del Mar’s seventh fall race meeting – starting on Saturday, October 31 – will provide horsemen with a healthy 10% blended increase in their overnight purses and the highest bonuses ever tied to the popular...

16 Stakes Highlight 15-Day Bing Crosby Season Starting Oct. 31

Thursday, September 10th, 2020   (4 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present its seventh fall race meeting – officially titled the Bing Crosby Season in a salute to the seaside track’s founder – with 16 stakes worth $2,250,000 scheduled during a...

Prat Edges Rispoli for Jockey Title; Trainer Miller Wins Clear

Monday, September 7th, 2020   (4 months ago)
Flavien Prat © Benoit Photo A victory aboard Dr. Schivel in the Grade I, $250,000 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity was the decider as Flavien Prat overcame the unwavering challenge of newcomer Umberto Rispoli to win...

Increases in Handle, Field Size Highlight Successful 2020 Del Mar Summer Meet

Monday, September 7th, 2020   (4 months ago)
© Benoit Photo Operating through challenges and uncertainty as a result of the ongoing pandemic, Del Mar’s 2020 summer race meet delivered impressive results on several fronts, including the continuance of its industry-leading safety record....

Favored Dr. Schivel, Prat Take Grade I Del Mar Futurity

Monday, September 7th, 2020   (4 months ago)
Dr. Schivel © Benoit Photo Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal’s new acquisition – the 2-year-old colt Dr. Schivel – paid instant dividends on closing day at Del Mar when he shook off a pair...

50 Years Later, Labor Day Brings Special Memories to Del Mar

Friday, September 4th, 2020   (4 months ago)
Bill Shoemaker and Dares J. in the winner’s circle after No. 6,033. That’s trainer Ron McAnally in the suit two removed from the horse. © DMTC Photo By Hank Wesch September 7, 1970, Labor Day,...

Statement from Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Monday, August 31st, 2020   (4 months ago)
Statement from Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Chief Executive Officer, Joe Harper, in Support of Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell's Introduction of The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act: “The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) applauds the...

Honor A.P. in Final Derby Prep Saturday at Del Mar

Saturday, August 29th, 2020   (4 months ago)
Honor A.P. © Benoit Photo C R K Stable’s Honor A.P. went through his final Kentucky Derby prep Saturday at Del Mar at 12:45 in the afternoon on a bright, sunny day over a fast...

"Solid-Guy" Matt Chew is Off to a Special New Life Outside Racing

Friday, August 28th, 2020   (4 months ago)
Tallien and Matt Chew © Zoe Metz Photography By Mac McBride He didn’t think he’d ever do it, but now he knows he will. Matt Chew, a man born and bred to be a racetracker,...

Lies to Call Final Week at Del Mar as Collmus Does Derby Duty

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020   (4 months ago)
John Lies © Benoit Photo John Lies, a seasoned race caller who has worked at Del Mar since 2007 in different capacities, will take over the mic for the final four days of the current...