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.

Classic Pre-Entrant Art Collector Tops Busy Morning for Breeders’ Cup Workers at Del Mar

Art Collector © Eclipse Sportswire / Breeders' Cup Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector, who figures to be one of the leading candidates for Saturday’s $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), worked a half-mile in :48.40...

Del Mar Fall Stand Opens Wednesday; $100,000 Seashell Stakes Lures Six

Moonlight d'Oro © Benoit Photo Entries were taken Saturday for Wednesday’s opening day card at Del Mar and the featured $100,000 Seashell Stakes drew a field of six fillies and mares for a one-mile spin...

Letruska, Hot Rod Charlie Turn In Final Works for Next Weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Letruska (inside) © Eclipse Sportswire St. George Stable’s Letruska, the probable favorite for the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) next Saturday, and Roadrunner Racing, William Strauss, Boat Racing, LLC and Gainesway Stable’s Hot...

Collmus to Pinch Hit Again for Denman in Del Mar Booth

Larry Collmus © Benoit Photo Veteran announcer Larry Collmus, who stepped up to pinch hit for Del Mar’s longtime caller Trevor Denman during the height of the COVID 19 crisis in 2020, has been called...

Limited General Admission Tickets for 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar to go On Sale Wednesday

Breeders’ Cup announced today that a limited amount of General Admission tickets for the 2021 World Championships at Del Mar will go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. This year’s prestigious...

Breeders' Cup Announces Post Times for 2021 World Championships at Del Mar

Opening with Future Stars Friday on Nov. 5 and Closing Nov. 6 with the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic

Del Mar Enhances Fall Purses 20%; Popular 'Ship & Win' Returns

Del Mar’s eighth fall meeting – starting on Wednesday, November 3 – will offer horsemen/women a solid 20% blended raise in overnight purses compared to last year, as well as a continuation of the exceptionally...

Shear, Smith, Shulman, Byk 2021 NTWAB Award Winners

Dan Smith LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2021) – John Shear, who retired from his post as Santa Anita Park’s paddock guard this year at age 100, will be honored along with retired Del Mar publicist...

Breeders' Cup Festival to Kick Off November 1st

The week-long festival consists of a variety of community events leading up to Breeders' Cup, the horse racing World Championships taking place at the Del Mar racetrack in November 2021 Breeders' Cup, one of Thoroughbred...

Hronis Racing Top Owners at Del Mar 2021 Summer Meet

Hronis Brothers © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing of Kosta, Stephanie and Pete Hronis of Delano, CA, were the leading owners at the 2021 Del Mar summer meeting, both for money won and number of wins....