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 Looking Forward to Fans Returning

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021   (4 months ago)
Summer Meet To Open Friday, July 16 With improving trends in public health data, growth in vaccination rates and the gradual relaxation of limits on attendance at sporting and performance venues in the state, Del...

Del Mar Increases Purses for 21 of 34 Major Summer Stakes in 2021

Thursday, March 4th, 2021   (4 months ago)
Building on the positive news it announced last week concerning a 30% increase to overnight purses and major enhancements to its popular “Ship & Win” program, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club today released this year’s...

Del Mar Announces Major Purse Increases for 2021 Summer Meet

Thursday, February 25th, 2021   (5 months ago)
Purses to Exceed $700,000 Per Day; "Ship and Win" Incentives Double

$1 Million 'Wild West Bonus' Announced for Big 'Cap, Hollywood Gold Cup & TVG Pacific Classic Sweep as Santa Anita & Del Mar Join Forces

Monday, February 8th, 2021   (5 months ago)
Santa Anita to Boost Overnight Race Purses by $15,000 on Big 'Cap Day, March 6 Santa Anita Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have announced they have joined forces to create the $1 Million...

Record Handle, Safe Racing Highlight Del Mar's Bing Crosby Season; Seaside Track Set to Host 2021 Breeders' Cup

Sunday, November 29th, 2020   (7 months ago)
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club continued its industry-leading safety record and its increased wagering trends as its Bing Crosby Season concluded on Sunday, November 29. The five-week fall meet provided total handle of $195.9 million,...

2020 at Del Mar - Its Team Steps Up to Face Huge Challenges

Saturday, November 28th, 2020   (8 months ago)
By Mac McBride So just up ahead – after this Sunday in fact – Del Mar will wipe its sanitized hands clean of racing in 2020. In a way, the word that fits best for...

Rosario Returns to Site of Many Successes for Turf Festival

Friday, November 27th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Joel Rosario © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch The 2013 racing schedule afforded jockey Joel Rosario time to ride the opening day card at Del Mar on Wednesday then move on for the start of...

Chaos Theory Takes Del Mar Feature; Trainer Glatt Scores His 1,000 Win

Friday, November 20th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Chaos Theory © Benoit Photo Folks got a sample of rider Umberto Rispoli’s special talents this past summer at Del Mar when the international reinsman rode 49 winners in the 27-day meet, many of them...

Gryder Chooses To End Worldwide Career at a Starting Point

Friday, November 13th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Aaron Gryder By Hank Wesch Aaron Gryder’s earliest memories of Del Mar are the times when his age was still in single digits, coming down from Los Angeles on the early Saturday morning train with...

Apprentices Pyfer, Centeno - So Much Alike, Yet So Very Different

Friday, November 6th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Jessica Pyfer & Alexis Centeno © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride Del Mar has a pair of young and game apprentice riders in its colony this season – Jessica Pyfer and Alexis Centeno. In many...