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.

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

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020   (1 month 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...

Favored Maximum Security Best in $500,000 TVG Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020   (1 month ago)
Maximum Security © Benoit Photo Heavily favored Maximum Security walked his beat in solid fashion Saturday at Del Mar as he came away a three-length winner of the Grade I, $500,000 TVG Pacific Classic. He...

"Security" Tops Six Aces Saturday in TVG Pacific Classic

Thursday, August 20th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Maximum Security © Benoit Photo Maximum Security, a winner of nine of 11 starts and nearly $12-million in purses, a remarkably talented and unfortunately star-crossed colt, a runner who – despite his enviable record –...

TVG Pacific Classic: A Singular Event That's Never Gone Solo

Thursday, August 20th, 2020   (1 month ago)
The Del Mar Paddock on Pacific Classic Day 2019 © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch If the bars in Del Mar were fully open and heavily patronized as usual this TVG Pacific Classic Week (oh,...

$150,000 in Prizes for Pacific Classic Betting Challenge August 22

Sunday, August 16th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Del Mar will offer the "Pacific Classic Betting Challenge" on Saturday, August 22, which is TVG Pacific Classic Day at the seaside oval when five graded stakes will be presented on a stellar 11-race card....

Honor A.P. in Sharp Ky Derby Drill at Del Mar Saturday

Saturday, August 15th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Honor A.P. © Benoit Photo C R K Stable’s Honor A.P. worked an impressive five furlongs at 12:45 p.m. today at Del Mar covering the distance in :59.40 under Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith....

Best Pals Hernandez, Gonzalez Seek Double Impact on Del Mar

Friday, August 14th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Juan Hernandez (left) and Ricardo Gonzalez © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch In Phase I there was one. A summer ago, Abel Cedillo, a successor to Russell Baze as dominating rider in Northern California, left...

Dan Smith: A Del Mar Man, A Racing Man, A Special Man

Friday, August 7th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Dan Smith By Mac McBride Dan Smith has left the building. Quietly. In a way, that’s not surprising. He spent a career – at the racetrack and at Del Mar – doing what a good...

Del Mar Adds Race Date on Monday, August 31

Monday, August 3rd, 2020   (1 month ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced it will run a make-up day of racing on Monday, August 31. It expects to present a 10-race card starting at 2 p.m. The added date means Del Mar...

Honor A.P. in the Spotlight for a Unique Shared Belief Stakes

Friday, July 31st, 2020   (1 month ago)
John Shirreffs and Honor A.P. © Zoe Metz Photography By Hank Wesch Del Mar will be the venue for a Kentucky Derby prep race Saturday, the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes. Weird, right? “Nothing feels weird...