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.

Del Mar's Fall Session Betting Schedule Has Two New Twists

Thursday, October 26th, 2017   (9 months ago)
With a pair of notable tweaks adding a bit of extra pizzazz to the menu, Del Mar will provide a wide-ranging collection of options when its fourth fall race meeting – and its first presentation...

Arrogate, Gun Runner, Stellar Wind, Highland Reel (IRE), Ulysses (IRE), Lady Eli and Bolt d'Oro Lead 187 Horses Pre-Entered for 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and the world’s all-time leading money earner ARROGATE, Whitney and Suburban winner GUN RUNNER, Longines Distaff standout STELLAR WIND, defending Longines Turf winner HIGHLAND REEL (IRE), Juddmonte International...

2017 Race Order, Wagering Menu and Guaranteed Pools Announced for World Championships

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017   (9 months ago)
The Breeders' Cup announced today the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at the Del Mar racetrack...

Officials Named for Del Mar's Special 2017 Fall Meeting

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017   (9 months ago)
With the Breeders’ Cup Championships adding a special dash of panache to the proceedings, Del Mar will host its fourth fall race meeting beginning on Wednesday, November 1, with an experienced crew of racing officials...

Breeders' Cup Pre-Entry Announcement to be Streamed Live on on Wednesday, October 25

Saturday, October 21st, 2017   (9 months ago)
Pre-entered fields for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be announced via a live stream on, the Breeders’ Cup Official Mobile App and Facebook Live on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET....

Del Mar, Breeders' Cup Bettors Win With New Tax Regulations

Friday, October 20th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – with the start of its fall race meet on November 1 – and the Breeders’ Cup – which is bringing its championship days to the seaside oval on November 3...

2017 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Registration Now Open

Thursday, October 12th, 2017   (10 months ago)
Play Live at Host Site Del Mar, at Satellite Sites Churchill Downs and Gulfstream Park or Online Via Participating ADWs for Thoroughbred Racing’s Biggest Live-Money Tournament.

Race Track Chaplaincy of America Names White Horse Award Honorees Ceremony to be Held at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Friday, October 6th, 2017   (10 months ago)
To honor heroism on behalf of human or horse

Breeders' Cup Announces Post Times for 2017 World Championships

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017   (10 months ago)
The Breeders’ Cup announced today post times for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races and purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, which will be held on November...

Del Mar, Home of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup, Gears Up for Fall Season of Thoroughbred Racing

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017   (11 months ago)
‘Bing Crosby Season’ returns from November 1 – 26 and, for the first time ever, the Breeders’ Cup will run “where the turf meets the surf” on November 3 & 4

San Diego Host Committee Announces 2017 Breeders' Cup Festival

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Week-long Celebration to Include Culinary Events, Art Exhibitions, Live Performances, and More

Del Mar's 78th Season Delivers Quality Racing, Strong Results

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Bolt d'Oro © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar closed out a stellar 78th summer season Monday that featured competitive cards and full fields throughout its 36-day stand when Bolt d’Oro came roaring through the...

Collected Selected as 2017 Horse of the Meeting

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Collected © Benoit Photo A wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, withstanding the late charge of stablemate Arrogate by a half-length, earned Collected the honor of Horse of the Meeting for 2017...

$142,798 'Carryover' Part of 'Mandatory' Pick 6 Payout Monday

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017   (11 months ago)
Thirteen bettors hit the Pick Six Sunday at Del Mar and each was rewarded with a payout of $11,198.80. But the track’s “Jackpot” carryover wasn’t touched and its $142,798 amount will be up for grabs...

The Master of Glen Hill Loved His Time at Del Mar Best of All

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (11 months ago)
Relaunch, with Laffit Pincay, Jr. up, wins the 1979 Del Mar Derby for Glen Hill Farm. By Mac McBride They’re running the 73rd edition of the Del Mar Derby Sunday. Leonard Lavin would have enjoyed...

Owner Shah Hopes Run Away Can Follow in Klimt's Hoofprints

Friday, September 1st, 2017   (11 months ago)
Kaleem Shah © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch Last year Klimt, a horse Kaleem Shah named after 19th century Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, swept the major stakes for 2-year-olds, the Best Pal and the Del...

Del Mar Pick Six Hit for $568,696 by Single Ticket Holder Sunday

Sunday, August 27th, 2017   (11 months ago)
A lone bettor cashed in big time Sunday at Del Mar where their ticket swept the day’s Pick Six pool of $265,910 and also took down the five-day “Jackpot” carryover of $302,786 for a total...

Del Mar Fall Stakes Schedule Worth Record $3,375,000

Saturday, August 26th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Bolstered by a series of additions around the inaugural running of the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar, the seaside track will offer a record fall stakes schedule worth $3,375,000 when racing begins on Wednesday, November...

Pick Six Worth $119,471 Saturday at Del Mar; 'Jackpot' at $170,623

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Del Mar’s Saturday Pick Six will start with a $119,471 carryover incentive after no one was able to tab six winners on the Friday card at the seaside oval. In addition, the Single Ticket Jackpot...

Danzing Candy Suffers Injury, To Be Retired

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Danzing Candy © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Danzing Candy, the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes, suffered a career-ending fracture to an ankle Friday morning during a routine gallop...