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.

43 Stakes Worth $7.55 Million Set For Del Mar Summer Season

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016   (5 years ago)
Del Mar will present 43 stakes events during its 39-day season worth a total of $7.55 million, highlighted by the seaside course’s ‘piece de resistance’ – the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic, scheduled for Saturday, August...

Ernie Myers, Radio/Racing Veteran, Dies at 86

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016   (5 years ago)
Ernie Myers at Del Mar, 1989 Ernie Myers, a San Diego media star whose two great passions in life were radio and horse racing, died Tuesday morning of the effects of Parkinson’s disease at his...

Trackman Tedesco Switches to Role of Consultant at Del Mar

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016   (5 years ago)
Richard Tedesco © Benoit Photo Rich Tedesco, one of the nation’s top track maintenance men with an extensive job history stretching back more than 50 years, has stepped down from his day-to-day role as Del...

Del Mar Closes out Second "Bing Crosby Season" In Fine Style

Sunday, November 29th, 2015   (5 years ago)
Del Mar Starting Gate © Zoe Metz Photography Del Mar raced to a handy conclusion to its 20-day fall race meet – its second “Bing Crosby Season”-- Sunday afternoon, buoyed by a high-class racing product,...

Trainer Chad Brown Has Numbers for First Del Mar Invasion

Friday, November 27th, 2015   (5 years ago)
By Hank Wesch Chad Brown, © Benoit Photo In what already has been a banner year for him, trainer Chad Brown is boldly going where he’s never gone before – to Del Mar. Not physically....

Thanksgiving Day Dining Again Available in Del Mar's Turf Club

Saturday, November 21st, 2015   (5 years ago)
Thanksgiving Day dining in the exclusive Turf Club at Del Mar has returned this year. Last year’s reaction to its initial presentation was very positive leading to a return of the special holiday arrangement this...

"The Poles" Are Where It Begins And Ends Out On The Racetrack

Friday, November 20th, 2015   (5 years ago)
By Mac McBride © Zoe Metz Photography So we’re going to talk about “The Poles.” No, not Lech Walesa, Coach K or Wild Nights in Warsaw. These are the ones that surround a racetrack, the...

Stakes Invaders Add Special Spice to Thanksgiving Week Racing

Thursday, November 19th, 2015   (5 years ago)
Del Mar’s final week of its fall racing season – starting on Thanksgiving Day and running through Sunday, November 29 – will offer topnotch racing spiced by an impressive number of high-line stakes horses shipping...

Older Fillies and Mares Clash in Marathon Red Carpet Handicap

Thursday, November 19th, 2015   (5 years ago)
Elektrum © Zoe Metz Photography Eleven evenly-matched older fillies and mares will match strides and stamina Saturday in the 50th running of the Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap at the marathon distance of a...

Tommy Massis Wins Del Mar November Handicapping Challenge

Sunday, November 15th, 2015   (5 years ago)
Tommy Massis (left) and Contest Director Chris Bahr ©Benoit Photo Tommy Massis of Ontario, Canada, took the lead in today’s 5th race and never looked back in the 2015 Del Mar November Handicapping Challenge. Massis...