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 Thoroughbred Club Statement Concerning Incident on Fairgrounds Sunday

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018   (6 months ago)
We are aware of an ongoing San Diego Sherriff’s Department investigation into an incident on the Del Mar Fairgrounds today in advance of a concert featuring the artist Ice Cube. As is our special events...

Baffert, Hollendorfer Stars Come Out for Debutante, Futurity

Friday, August 31st, 2018   (6 months ago)
Jerry Hollendorfer and Bob Baffert © Gary Schwartzwald By Hank Wesch Combined, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has 20 victories in the championship races for 2-year-olds at the Del Mar summer meeting. He’s won...

Mrazek Wins Grass Sprint

Thursday, August 30th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Mrazek © Benoit Photo In only his second race in two years, Reddam Racing’s Mrazek, winner of the Graduation Stakes as a two-year-old in 2015, took command turning into the stretch and went on to...

Single Ticket in Pick Six Returns $130,850

Saturday, August 25th, 2018   (6 months ago)
For the eighth time this Del Mar summer race meeting, the Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot was hit, returning $130,850 to a bettor who wagered $540 through the Twin Spires wagering platform. Saturday’s Pick Six...

Seventh Solo Ticket Winner Clicks for $224,035 at Del Mar

Friday, August 24th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Temple Princess © Benoit Photo For the seventh time in 28 days of racing, a lone Pick Six bettor hit the Del Mar wager for a husky number – this time for $224,035. When favored...

Female Trainers Find Room to Work, Prosper on the Backstretch

Friday, August 24th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Kristin Mulhall © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By GENE WILLIAMS There was a time when women trainers - and there weren't a lot of them in those days - weren't allowed to saddle their horses...

Strong Business Continues at Del Mar With Record-Breaking Results

Sunday, August 19th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Overall handle has increased more than 8% after five weeks of racing at Del Mar, with two solid weeks of action still to come. Track officials welcomed the Friday announcement of the return of Breeders’...

Kevin McFarland "Doubles Up" to Capture $50,000 Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Kevin McFarland, from Solana Beach, CA, vaulted to first place on the strength of two daily double payouts on his way to earning $20,000 in prizes in the Pacific Classic Betting Challenge. David Snyder from...

$25,969,128 Record One-Day Handle Saturday at Del Mar

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Del Mar Paddock © Benoit Photo Racing fans across the country established a one-day betting record at Del Mar Saturday when they wagered $25,969,128 on the stellar 11-race card highlighted by the $1-million TVG Pacific...

Huge Pick Five Carryover of $785,777 at Del Mar Sunday

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Diversionist © Benoit Photo Horseplayers will have a huge target to shoot at Sunday at Del Mar thanks to a surprising win by the 3-year-old gelding Diversionist Saturday afternoon in the seaside track’s 5th Race....