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.

What a Workout! Sunday Silence's Day in the Del Mar Sun

Friday, August 30th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Sunday Silence and jockey Patrick Valenzuela working at Del Mar on 9-9-89. By Hank Wesch Thoroughbred workouts can be gold, or fool’s gold. Gold when they prove to be an indicator of readiness for a...

Del Mar's Bing Crosby Racing Season Returns Nov. 8 - Dec. 1

Thursday, August 29th, 2019   (10 months ago)
The 15-day fall meet features two free concerts, delectable food and drink events and top Thoroughbred racing.

14 Stakes Highlight 15-Day Bing Crosby Season Starting Nov. 8

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its sixth fall racing meet – officially titled the Bing Crosby Season in a salute to the seaside track’s founder – with 14 stakes worthy $1,950,000 scheduled during a...

Horse Trainers and Disappointment: They Know Each Other Well

Friday, August 23rd, 2019   (10 months ago)
Trainer Richard Mandella © Del Mar Photo By Mac McBride “I’ve got a lot of experience with disappointments. This game will do that to you.” - Mel Stute, retired horse trainer Mr. Horse Trainer, please...

Hellmers Crushes Exacta To Win Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Saturday, August 17th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Christian Hellmers © Benoit Photo Christian Hellmers, from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, hit a race 4 exacta that paid more than $16,000 to blast into the lead. Hellmers held on from there over 206 total...

Higher Power, Prat Win $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 17th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Higher Power © Benoit Photo Higher Power, a late-developing four-year-old colt piloted by Del Mar’s leading rider, Flavien Prat, swept into command turning into the stretch and continued on strongly to win the Grade I...

Breeders' Cup Reveals Official Logo for 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Saturday, August 17th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Breeders’ Cup simultaneously launches two sweepstakes promotions in celebration Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today unveils the official logo for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be...

Stewart Seeks a Second Del Mar Success with Seeking the Soul

Friday, August 16th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Trainer Dallas Stewart exults after winning the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Distaff with Forever Unbridled at Del Mar. © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch In the mid-1980s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas and owner Gene Klein...

TVG Pacific Classic Heads Exceptional Day of Racing Saturday

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Highlighted by a highly competitive renewal of the TVG Pacific Classic, Del Mar’s Saturday racing program is taking on the look of one of the best watching and wagering afternoons in the long history of...

Invader Seeking the Soul Tops 10 Saturday in Del Mar's $1-Million TVG Pacific Classic

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Charles Fipke’s well-travelled Seeking the Soul drew Post 5 Tuesday in a field of 10 and was installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 29th edition of Del Mar’s premier test, the $1,000,000, Grade...