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.

Honor A.P. in Sharp Ky Derby Drill at Del Mar Saturday

Saturday, August 15th, 2020   (7 months ago)
Honor A.P. © Benoit Photo C R K Stable’s Honor A.P. worked an impressive five furlongs at 12:45 p.m. today at Del Mar covering the distance in :59.40 under Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith....

Best Pals Hernandez, Gonzalez Seek Double Impact on Del Mar

Friday, August 14th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Juan Hernandez (left) and Ricardo Gonzalez © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch In Phase I there was one. A summer ago, Abel Cedillo, a successor to Russell Baze as dominating rider in Northern California, left...

Dan Smith: A Del Mar Man, A Racing Man, A Special Man

Friday, August 7th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Dan Smith By Mac McBride Dan Smith has left the building. Quietly. In a way, that’s not surprising. He spent a career – at the racetrack and at Del Mar – doing what a good...

Del Mar Adds Race Date on Monday, August 31

Monday, August 3rd, 2020   (8 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced it will run a make-up day of racing on Monday, August 31. It expects to present a 10-race card starting at 2 p.m. The added date means Del Mar...

Honor A.P. in the Spotlight for a Unique Shared Belief Stakes

Friday, July 31st, 2020   (8 months ago)
John Shirreffs and Honor A.P. © Zoe Metz Photography By Hank Wesch Del Mar will be the venue for a Kentucky Derby prep race Saturday, the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes. Weird, right? “Nothing feels weird...

Del Mar Ups Purses 10% Following Strong Opening Session

Thursday, July 30th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club today announced a 10% purse increase after a solid opening span of racing days during the month of July. The increase will be retroactive back to the track’s first day, July...

Mandella Unleashes United in Read, Then Throws a Joker in the Del Mar Deck

Sunday, July 26th, 2020   (8 months ago)
United © Benoit Photo Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella fired one of his big guns Sunday at Del Mar and the boom shook the grounds and might reverberate forward to the shore track’s biggest...

Maximum Security Just Up in San Diego; Laura's Light Takes San Clemente

Saturday, July 25th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Maximum Security © Benoit Photo Champion Maximum Security make his comeback Saturday at Del Mar a winner – but only just. The Gary and Mary West homebred colt worked hard through the stretch to get...

Already Famous, Maximum Security Debuts for Baffert

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020   (8 months ago)
Maximum Security © Zoe Metz Photography By Hank Wesch The Del Mar barber’s knowledge of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose distinctive white locks he was trimming, apparently did not extend to the horses...

Del Mar Adds Monday, July 27 Program to its Schedule

Friday, July 17th, 2020   (8 months ago)
Following the loss of the three racing cards planned for this upcoming weekend, Del Mar shifted gears and reschedule one of those lost days for Monday, July 27, effectively giving the shore oval a four-day...