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.

Flavien Prat Rides a Wave of Initial Del Mar Success

Flavien Prat (No. 6) wins the Wickerr Stakes aboard Pure Tactics July 22 at Del Mar. By Hank Wesch A freaky two-day weather system wasn’t the only thing to take Del Mar by storm in...

From Far and Near Del Mar Welcomes Its 2015 Interns

From left to right: Andrew Taggart, Clare Allen, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Joe Harper, Hannah Bloom and Clem Witherall. Not pictured: Cole Holmlund and Kyle Murphy. By HANK WESCH They arrive from as far...

For Alex Solis, It's Been a Special Year to Remember

Alex Solis crossed the finish line aboard Dare And Go in the 1996 Pacific Classic. By Gene Williams In a career already marked by numerous highlights, long-time Southern California jockey Alex Solis’ past year is...

Soul Driver, Smith Win Oceanside Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable’s Soul Driver, piloted by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, held on gamely in the final strides to withstand the last-ditch challenge of pacemaking Forest Blue and Victor Espinoza to win the featured...

Amtrak to Add Extra Cars To Del Mar "Racetrack Trains"

Amtrak will be hooking up additional cars to its popular “racetrack trains” that run between Los Angeles and San Diego with a key stop at the Solana Beach station just north of Del Mar when...

Del Mar Again Will Host Pair of Beer Festivals This Summer

It’ll be twice as nice once more at Del Mar for those who like to quaff special beers. For the second straight summer, the track will conduct a double dose of cool delight with Craft...

Officials Named For 2015 Race Meeting At Del Mar

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 76th summer racing season starting Thursday, July 16 led by a solid group of veteran racing officials. Heading up the crew in his 35th summer at the shore...

"Pony Express" Discount Special On Again For Del Mar Season

For the fourth straight summer, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and North County Transit District have teamed up to provide racing fans an easy and economical way to enjoy a day at the races minus traffic...

"Race Ready" Racehorse Sale On Tap At Del Mar Saturday, July 25

For the fourth summer in a row, Barretts Sales will conduct a “race ready” racehorse sale at Del Mar, offering an opportunity for all – from first-time buyers to seasoned horsemen – to be involved...

Del Mar Bet Menu Mirrors Past Meets; Offers Rich 'Guarantees'

Del Mar will provide its same full range of betting opportunities again this season when the seaside track is off and running on its 76th summer of racing beginning Thursday, July 16. The 40-day meeting...