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.

Prat, Miller Successfully Defend Jockey, Trainer Titles

Flavien Prat © Benoit Photo Flavien Prat and Peter Miller continued to reign supreme as the 82nd Del Mar summer season of Thoroughbred racing came to a conclusion on Labor Day Monday, September 6. Despite...

Tripoli Voted 2021 Horse of the Meeting

Tripoli © Benoit Photo A victory in the 31st running of the TVG Pacific Classic propelled Tripoli to honors as Horse of the Meeting and top older horse for the 2021 season at Del Mar...

Record Wagering and Quality Racing Make for a Banner Summer Season at Del Mar

Record wagering and highly-competitive quality racing highlighted Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s eight-week summer race meet which concluded its 31-day stand on Labor Day, September 6. The 82nd summer season at the seaside oval welcomed back...

Pinehurst Goes Wire to Wire in Futuriy; Mackinnon is Best in Juvenile Turf as Del Mar's Meet Comes to a Close

Pinehurst © Benoit Photo Starlight Racing, SF Racing, Madaket Stables and partners’ Pinehurst scooted to the front in the seven-furlong Runhappy Del Mar Futurity Monday, then just kept on scooting all the way around to...

Futurity Colt Stirs Del Mar Memories for Hall of Famer Casse

Mark Casse © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch A fun story about the last time trainer Mark Casse had a colt win the Best Pal Stakes and then be favored for the Del Mar Futurity....

Derby Winner Medina Spirit Best in Del Mar's Shared Belief Sunday

Medina Spirit © Benoit Photo Zedan Racing Stables’ Medina Spirit, this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, made his return to racing after a three and a half-month pause a winning one Sunday at Del Mar when...

18 Stakes Highlight 15-Day Bing Crosby Season Starting Nov. 3

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present its eighth fall race meeting – officially titled the Bing Crosby Season in a salute to the seaside track’s founder – with 18 major stakes and a pair of...

Del Mar Shifts First Post from 2 to 1:30 P.M. for Final Three Days

Anticipating an earlier sunset and wanting to be sure that all of its races could be run under optimal conditions during the Labor Day weekend, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced today that it has moved...

My Summer at Del Mar: It's All About the People, People

Editor’s Note: Jake Rome, a California boy who is going into his third year at the University of Wisconsin, was one of four college interns at Del Mar this summer. The journalism and communications arts...

Charlie McCaul: The Racetrack Called and He Found a Home

Charlie McCaul © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride The name – thick Irish that it is – is Charles Gerard McCaul. But if you’re like everyone else at a racetrack in Southern California, you simply...