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.

Trio of Veteran Riders Do a No-Nonsense Version of "Amigos" at Del Mar

The Del Mar “Amigos:” (L to R) Ramon Vazquez, Hector Berrios, Florent Geroux © Benoit Photo By Gene Williams This racing season the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has taken a page from a Hollywood script...

"Art of Racing" and its Artists Come to Del Mar Saturday

“The Art of Racing,” a new twist on an old Del Mar theme, will come full blown this Saturday at the track around its large Plaza d’Mexico fountain starting at 12 noon and going forward...

Horse Racing's Future Begins with Del Mar's Intern Program: Meet the Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 Del Mar Intern Crew: (L to R) R.J. Faltinsky, Chris Lee, Del Mar Intern Overseer Trish Stiles, Brigitte Becko, Del Mar CEO Joe Harper, Brooke Promes and Ben Atkinson. © Benoit...

Pair of Major Stakes Top First-Rate Card Saturday at Del Mar

American Theorem © Benoit Photo Topped by a pair of deep and deeply competitive stakes races, Del Mar will present a sparkling 11-race program Saturday on Day 6 of its 83rd summer race meet. First...

Connie Swingle vs Seven Cal-Bred Fillies in Fleet Treat Thursday

Connie Swingle © Benoit Photo The 37th edition of the Fleet Treat Stakes will top the bill Thursday as Del Mar swings back into action after a smashing opening weekend of racing. The seven-panel test...

Del Mar Off to Exceptional Start After First Week

The eagerly anticipated return of word-class Thoroughbred horse racing at Del Mar did not disappoint, as record wagering and capacity crowds highlighted opening week, which kicked off on Friday, July 22. Racing fans from around...

Steffi Poce Wins 2022 Opening Day Hats Contest

Steffi Poce © Benoit Photo The 28th annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar drew more than 160 contestants. Categories included Most Glamorous, Best Fascinator, Best Flowers, and Best Racing/All Others Theme. Contestants competed...

Balnikhov Takes Oceanside as Del Mar Begins; Record Opening-Day Handle is $23.56 Million

Balnikhov © Benoit Photo Little Red Feather Racing, Madaket Stables or Old Bones Racing’s Balnikhov came from far back with a solid run through traffic and drew clear late to capture the 77th edition of...

14 At The Ready In Oceanside As Del Mar Is Off And Running

Mackinnon © Benoit Photo Del Mar will open its gates Friday for the first of 31 racing days that will comprise its 2022 summer racing season, the 83rd time the horses have come to the...

Del Mar Announces Its Opening Day Program Is Sold Out

All available tickets for Del Mar's celebrated opening day program on July 22 have been sold, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced today. Celebrating Del Mar's opening day is a local tradition in the greater...