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.

Futurity Colt Stirs Del Mar Memories for Hall of Famer Casse

Friday, September 3rd, 2021   (1 month ago)
Mark Casse © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch A fun story about the last time trainer Mark Casse had a colt win the Best Pal Stakes and then be favored for the Del Mar Futurity....

Derby Winner Medina Spirit Best in Del Mar's Shared Belief Sunday

Sunday, August 29th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Medina Spirit © Benoit Photo Zedan Racing Stables’ Medina Spirit, this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, made his return to racing after a three and a half-month pause a winning one Sunday at Del Mar when...

18 Stakes Highlight 15-Day Bing Crosby Season Starting Nov. 3

Sunday, August 29th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present its eighth fall race meeting – officially titled the Bing Crosby Season in a salute to the seaside track’s founder – with 18 major stakes and a pair of...

Del Mar Shifts First Post from 2 to 1:30 P.M. for Final Three Days

Sunday, August 29th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Anticipating an earlier sunset and wanting to be sure that all of its races could be run under optimal conditions during the Labor Day weekend, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced today that it has moved...

My Summer at Del Mar: It's All About the People, People

Saturday, August 28th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Editor’s Note: Jake Rome, a California boy who is going into his third year at the University of Wisconsin, was one of four college interns at Del Mar this summer. The journalism and communications arts...

Charlie McCaul: The Racetrack Called and He Found a Home

Friday, August 27th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Charlie McCaul © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride The name – thick Irish that it is – is Charles Gerard McCaul. But if you’re like everyone else at a racetrack in Southern California, you simply...

Del Mar Sets Single-Day Wagering Mark of $36,024,030 Saturday

Saturday, August 21st, 2021   (1 month ago)
Del Mar established a new single-day betting mark Saturday when $36,024,030 was wagered on its 11-race TVG Pacific Classic Day card smashing the old mark of $25,870,431 set on TVG Pacific Classic Day in 2018....

Astronaut Launches an Upset in Del Mar Handicap Saturday

Saturday, August 21st, 2021   (1 month ago)
Astronaut © Benoit Photo John M.B. O’Connor’s Astronaut returned $50.00 for a $2 wager at Del Mar Saturday when he captured the Grade II, $302,500 Del Mar Handicap Presented by The Japan Racing Association by...

Stauffer Crushes Final Race Exacta to Win $180,000 Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Saturday, August 21st, 2021   (1 month ago)
Vic Stauffer, from Hot Springs, AR, hit a $100 race 11 exacta that paid more than $45,000 to blast into the lead. Stauffer bested 115 total entries with a final bankroll of $55,820. Todd Cady...

Tripoli Pulls Off Surprise Saturday in $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 21st, 2021   (1 month ago)
Tripoli © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Tripoli saved all the ground under Tiago Pereira, shifted off the rail and around front running Tizamagician turning into the straight and registered a surprise length and a quarter...