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.

Main Track Conversion Work Moving Through Its Phases

Thursday, February 12th, 2015   (6 years ago)
After clearing away all of the synthetic Polytrack material that made up the main track surface for the past eight years, crews have almost completed removing the stone sub-base of the main track. Those two-inch...

Work Toward Del Mar’s New Dirt Track Moves Steadily Along

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015   (6 years ago)
Crews continue to work steadily on the process of a total renovation of Del Mar’s main track as January comes to a close. All estimates have the project on schedule for completion in March. Del...

Del Mar's Inaugural "Bing Crosby Season" A Solid Success

Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (6 years ago)
Three-year-old star California Chrome cruises to victory in Del Mar's Grade I Hollywood Derby. Del Mar’s first “Bing Crosby Season” was declared a smashing success by all involved following Sunday’s close to the four-week meeting...

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (6 years ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 30th - $130,534Mandatory Payouts A Pick Six Carryover of $130,534 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join...

Sherman And 'Chrome': The Art of Knowing What's Next

Friday, November 28th, 2014   (6 years ago)
By Alexis Garske California Chrome with Victor Espinoza up testing the turf for the first time at Del Mar on Sunday, November 23. It has been a year of ‘firsts’ for trainer Art Sherman and...

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (6 years ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverFriday November 28th - $47,193&Super High 5 Carryover - $13,827 A Pick Six Carryover of $47,193 and a Super High 5 Carryover of $13,827 were triggered Thursday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on...

It's Official: California Chrome's A Go In Saturday's Hollywood Derby

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014   (6 years ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome was entered Wednesday morning for Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby and will face five rivals in the 1 1/8-mile run over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course....

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (6 years ago)
Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 23rd - $115,124 A Pick Six Carryover of $115,124 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join us...

Racing's Unsung Heroes: Starter Jay Slender and His Crew

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (6 years ago)
By Alexis Garske Del Mar’s new starter -- Jay Slender – currently working his first meet at the seaside track. There are many heroes in racing’s stories. The winning horse gets a pat on the...

Del Mar's David Martinez Honored With 2014 EMS Award

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (6 years ago)
Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority as the winner of its Civilian Award at the group’s annual awards banquet on December 3rd in San Francisco....