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.

Longshots Trigger Carryover on Opening Day at Del Mar

A parade of longshots ruled the day – opening day – at Del Mar Friday as a Veterans Day gathering of 9,022 saw a Pick Six carryover of $55,093 materialize on a lovely autumn afternoon....

Third Bing Crosby Season Off and Running This Friday

Del Mar’s “second season” – dubbed the “Bing Crosby Season” after the seaside track’s iconic founder – breaks from the gate this Friday for a 15-day run that will take it through to Sunday, December...

Officials Named for Del Mar's 2016 Fall Racing Meet

Del Mar will host its third consecutive fall meeting beginning on Friday, November 11 with its usual stellar staff of racing officials signed on to oversee the sport during its “Bing Crosby Season.” The 15-day...

Enhanced Pick Six Part of Del Mar's Fall Betting Schedule

Highlighted by an enhanced Pick Six bet that will offer a “Single Ticket Jackpot” that could produce a seven-figure payout, Del Mar will present a wide range of wagering options to fans with the start...

Del Mar, American Legion Post Host "Veterans Day Salute"

The famous Holiday Bowl flag will be at Del Mar for opening day © Benoit Del Mar will partner with a nearby American Legion Post for a “Veterans Day Salute” on its opening day of...

Enhanced California Pick Six Wager Will Kick Off at Del Mar

An enhancement to the Pick Six wager that is expected to offer large payoffs and re-energize what has been California’s most popular exotic bet will have its debut with the opening of the annual Del...

"Ship and Win" Back Again During Del Mar's Fall Meeting

The Pizza Man © Benoit For the sixth straight year and the third consecutive fall, the productive “Ship and Win” program, which has attracted hundreds of out-of-state horses to California since it was started at...

California Chrome Unanimous Choice as 2016 Horse of the Meeting

California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club A hard-fought victory against a game Dortmund in the San Diego Handicap and a wire-to-wire domination of a field that included defending champion Beholder in...

California Chrome, Rockingham Ranch Top Del Mar Owners

The California Chrome Connections © Benoit Del Mar raced to the finish of its 77th summer season Monday and the California Chrome connections shared top honors with Rockingham Ranch in the owners’ department for the...

Bejarano, Prat Forge First Jockey Title Tie Since 1950

Bejarano (left) and Prat © Benoit The only time Del Mar had a tie for the jockey championship was 1950, when riding legends John Longden and Bill Shoemaker deadlocked with 60 wins apiece. Until the...