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.

Accelerate Romps By Record 12 1/2 Lengths in Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo Winning as jockey Joel Rosario pleased, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, the 2-5 favorite, romped to an easy victory in the 28th running of the Grade I $1 million Pacific Classic, scoring by...

Del Mar Announced as Host of 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California as the host site for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 5...

Sadler and Accelerate Loom Large in TVG Pacific Classic

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (7 months ago)
John Sadler © Benoit Photo By GENE WILLIAMS Is this the year that trainer John Sadler takes home the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic? He’s won many of Del Mar’s premier stakes races, but it’s the...

Accelerate 8-5 Favorite Vs Seven in $1-Million TVG Pacific Classic

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Hronis Racing’s Accelerate drew Post 5 Tuesday afternoon and was installed the 8-5 favorite to beat seven rivals Saturday in the 28th running of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Post positions for...

Solo Pick Six Ticket Sunday at Del Mar Pays $139,474

Sunday, August 12th, 2018   (7 months ago)
A single ticket holder collected $139,474 for his Pick Six bet at Del Mar when his ticket was the only one to correctly select the final six winners on the track’s Sunday program. The $3,840...

Lava Man - Star Claim, Star Runner, Star Pony & Coach

Friday, August 10th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Lava Man and Corey Nakatani win the 2006 Pacific Classic © Benoit Photo By Julianna McDowell Among the thousands in attendance in the first weeks of Del Mar’s 79th summer season was an old, familiar...

Solo Ticket Pays $432,286 Wednesday at Del Mar

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Pacific Song There’s a horseplayer somewhere in America who is thinking things are about 1,000% better this evening. That very good/very lucky investor played a $432 ticket Wednesday afternoon on the Pick Six at Del...

Pick Six Worth $561,865 Friday at Del Mar

Friday, August 3rd, 2018   (7 months ago)
Majestic Authority proved a prompt favorite in the nitecap at Del Mar Friday. The 3-year-old filly also was the only favorite in the six-race sequence known as the Pick Six on the seaside card allowing...

A Ward of San Diego and an Aide to Hall of Fame Trainers

Friday, August 3rd, 2018   (7 months ago)
Dan Ward, Jr. © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch Every Del Mar summer season is a homecoming for Dan Ward, Jr., the top assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Ward’s parents, Dan, Sr.,...

Dennis Montoro Goes All-in to Capture $250,000 Del Mar Challenge

Sunday, July 29th, 2018   (7 months ago)
Contest Organizer Chris Bahr and Challenge Winner Dennis Montoro © Benoit Photo Dennis Montoro, 32, from New York, went all-in in the last race with a $7,000 win bet on #2, 5-1 Raven Creek, to...