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.

Female Trainers Find Room to Work, Prosper on the Backstretch

Friday, August 24th, 2018   (8 months ago)
Kristin Mulhall © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By GENE WILLIAMS There was a time when women trainers - and there weren't a lot of them in those days - weren't allowed to saddle their horses...

Strong Business Continues at Del Mar With Record-Breaking Results

Sunday, August 19th, 2018   (9 months ago)
Overall handle has increased more than 8% after five weeks of racing at Del Mar, with two solid weeks of action still to come. Track officials welcomed the Friday announcement of the return of Breeders’...

Kevin McFarland "Doubles Up" to Capture $50,000 Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (9 months ago)
Kevin McFarland, from Solana Beach, CA, vaulted to first place on the strength of two daily double payouts on his way to earning $20,000 in prizes in the Pacific Classic Betting Challenge. David Snyder from...

$25,969,128 Record One-Day Handle Saturday at Del Mar

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (9 months ago)
Del Mar Paddock © Benoit Photo Racing fans across the country established a one-day betting record at Del Mar Saturday when they wagered $25,969,128 on the stellar 11-race card highlighted by the $1-million TVG Pacific...

Huge Pick Five Carryover of $785,777 at Del Mar Sunday

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (9 months ago)
Diversionist © Benoit Photo Horseplayers will have a huge target to shoot at Sunday at Del Mar thanks to a surprising win by the 3-year-old gelding Diversionist Saturday afternoon in the seaside track’s 5th Race....

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

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (9 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   (9 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   (9 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   (9 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   (9 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...