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.

"Ship and Win" Program Continues During Del Mar Fall Meet

Thursday, September 24th, 2015   (6 years ago)
She's Not Here was a "Ship and Win" winner who came back to capture the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (above). “Ship and Win,” the simple yet effective program that has attracted hundreds of out-of-state horses to...

Overall Handle Up; Field Size, New Track Pluses as 2015 Meet Ends

Monday, September 7th, 2015   (6 years ago)
Del Mar raced to a close of its 76th summer season on Labor Day, completing a 40-day stand that saw total handle figures rise by nearly 10%, field size hold firm despite more racing and...

After 64 Opening Days, Tom Whayne is Ready for a Futurity

Friday, September 4th, 2015   (6 years ago)
By Hank Wesch Tom Whayne celebrated his 91st birthday on Wednesday, September 2, the start of the final week of the summer meeting at, where else, Del Mar. The native of Oakland, educated at Cal,...

Triple Crown Champ American Pharoah to Parade at Del Mar

Monday, August 31st, 2015   (6 years ago)
American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza pulling away in the Del Mar Futurity September 3, 2014. Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will parade for Del Mar racing fans between races Sunday, the next-to-last day of the...

A Nextdoorneighbor Everyone Would Like To Have

Friday, August 28th, 2015   (6 years ago)
Nextdoorneighbor winning for the 11th time August 8, 2015 at Del Mar. By Hank Wesch You’ve probably heard of or know someone who has been referred to as a “salt of the earth” human being....

Trio of New Races Swells Del Mar Fall Stakes to $2,700,000

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015   (6 years ago)
Three new stakes races will be presented during Del Mar’s second fall racing season, which begins on October 29 and continues through to November 29. The additional races – each with a value of $200,000...

American Pharoah Drills Smart Seven Furlongs at Del Mar

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015   (6 years ago)
Zayat Stable’s American Pharoah turned in an impressive seven-furlong workout Sunday morning at Del Mar covering the distance in 1:23.20 with regular workmate Martin Garcia in the boot. The smooth-striding 3-year-old colt went trackside at...

Honey Lake, Bejarano Win CTT and TOC Handicap

Friday, August 21st, 2015   (6 years ago)
Honey Lake, an invader from the Midwest piloted by red-hot Rafael Bejarano, wore down 5-2 favored Dido in the stretch to win the featured $85,500 CTT and TOC Handicap for older fillies and mares at...

Hard Aces, Hardly Heralded, Has High Hopes in Pacific Classic

Friday, August 21st, 2015   (6 years ago)
Hard Aces working at Del Mar By Hank Wesch Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces was made the 5-1 co-third choice on the morning line for Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic behind...

Hall of Fame Connections Believe in Beholder For Classic

Friday, August 14th, 2015   (6 years ago)
By Hank Wesch Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has some experience aboard female Thoroughbreds in races against males. Most famously, Stevens guided Winning Colors to a wire-to-wire victory in the 1988 Kentucky Derby, holding...