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.

Favored Dr. Schivel, Prat Take Grade I Del Mar Futurity

Monday, September 7th, 2020   (7 months ago)
Dr. Schivel © Benoit Photo Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal’s new acquisition – the 2-year-old colt Dr. Schivel – paid instant dividends on closing day at Del Mar when he shook off a pair...

50 Years Later, Labor Day Brings Special Memories to Del Mar

Friday, September 4th, 2020   (7 months ago)
Bill Shoemaker and Dares J. in the winner’s circle after No. 6,033. That’s trainer Ron McAnally in the suit two removed from the horse. © DMTC Photo By Hank Wesch September 7, 1970, Labor Day,...

Statement from Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Monday, August 31st, 2020   (7 months ago)
Statement from Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Chief Executive Officer, Joe Harper, in Support of Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell's Introduction of The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act: “The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) applauds the...

Honor A.P. in Final Derby Prep Saturday at Del Mar

Saturday, August 29th, 2020   (7 months ago)
Honor A.P. © Benoit Photo C R K Stable’s Honor A.P. went through his final Kentucky Derby prep Saturday at Del Mar at 12:45 in the afternoon on a bright, sunny day over a fast...

"Solid-Guy" Matt Chew is Off to a Special New Life Outside Racing

Friday, August 28th, 2020   (7 months ago)
Tallien and Matt Chew © Zoe Metz Photography By Mac McBride He didn’t think he’d ever do it, but now he knows he will. Matt Chew, a man born and bred to be a racetracker,...

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

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020   (7 months 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   (7 months 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   (7 months 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   (7 months 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   (7 months 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....