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.

Gryder Chooses To End Worldwide Career at a Starting Point

Friday, November 13th, 2020   (5 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   (5 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...

Seventh Del Mar Fall Race Meeting Off and Running Saturday

Thursday, October 29th, 2020   (5 months ago)
Del Mar’s seventh consecutive fall race meeting – presented with a Hollywood flare and a title that honors the track’s founder, Bing Crosby – breaks from the starting gate this Saturday for a 15-day stand...

Change in Pick Six Wagering Highlights Del Mar's Fall Bet Menu

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020   (5 months ago)
Following strong growth in its Pick Four and Pick Five bets when they were shifted to a 50¢ wager, Del Mar will change its traditional $2 Pick Six bet to a 50¢ one with the...

First Condition Book for Del Mar's Bing Crosby Season Is Out

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020   (5 months ago)
Del Mar has announced the release of its first condition book for the upcoming Bing Crosby Season, an 8-day book that will cover the first half of the 15-day session, which runs for Saturday, October...

Collmus Fills In Again for Denman at Del Mar's Fall Meet

Friday, September 18th, 2020   (6 months ago)
Larry Collmus © Benoit Photo With Trevor Denman again opting to stay home out of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, Del Mar once more has called on his ace substitute – Larry Collmus – to...

Del Mar Increases Fall Meet Purses, "Ship & Win" Bonus

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020   (6 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   (7 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   (7 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   (7 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....