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.

14 Stakes, Purse Boosts Highlight 16-Day Del Mar Fall Season

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Fourteen stakes races during its 16-day run, as well as a 5% blended increase in its overnight purses, highlight Del Mar’s Fall Racing Festival beginning on Friday, November 9. Nine of the 14 stakes are...

Quality Racing Propells Strong Results at Del Mar

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (8 months ago)
All sources handle in 2018 rose 6.8% to $13.44 million per day as Del Mar completed a highly successful summer season - its 79th - on Labor Day Monday. The wagering increase follows a 5.1%...

Van Dyke, Miller Ride Stellar Seasons to Meeting Titles

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (8 months ago)
Drayden Van Dyke went from six behind in the rider standings to one in front with a Del Mar record-tying seven wins on Sunday, August 19, and tenaciously held on through the final 11 days...

Accelerate Voted 2018 Horse of the Meeting

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (8 months ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo An impressive effort in the 28th running of the TVG Pacific Classic that produced a record 12 ½-length margin of victory propelled Accelerate to honors as Horse of the Meeting and...

Hronis Brothers Del Mar Leading Owners Again

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (8 months ago)
For the fourth time in the past six years, Kosta and Pete Hronis were Del Mar owner champions after yet another stellar summer at the shore for the brothers from Delano, CA. The pair, who...

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Statement Concerning Incident on Fairgrounds Sunday

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018   (8 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   (8 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   (8 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   (8 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   (8 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...