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.

Trackside Breakfast Special "Daybreak at Del Mar" Rides Again

For the 16th consecutive summer, Del Mar will conduct its popular weekend breakfasts with the horses. “Daybreak at Del Mar,” one of San Diego’s most unique setting to start off a morning, once again will...

Mixed Musical Bag Unveiled For Del Mar Summer Concert Series

Del Mar has offered just about one of every kind of musical experience available over the past 21 summers of its highly popular concert series. Summer #22 this year follows that theme with a special...

Nominations Close Friday For Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Nominations will close Friday (June 5) for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship...

Del Mar Water Recycling Efforts Undergoing Timely Increases

The recycling of water, a matter of high importance as the state of California navigates its way through a fourth consecutive year of drought conditions, is a cause that the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has...

Del Mar’s Main Track Renovation Nears Finish

Del Mar’s remake of its main track from Polytrack to a pure dirt surface is nearing its conclusion. Estimates are that the surface switch will be all but done by the end of April with...

43 Stakes Worth Nearly $8 Million For Del Mar Summer Season

Del Mar’s summertime 40-day meeting will feature 43 stakes events, topped by the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic and worth a total of $7,950,000 in black-type purses. The historic track will present its bountiful slate during...

Del Mar’s Main Track Work Moving Ahead; Polytrack Totally Recycled

Conversion work on Del Mar’s main track from Polytrack to natural dirt continues to move ahead in good order, highlighted by fruitful recycling efforts with both the old and new surfaces. As the first step...

"Ship And Win" Program Expands In California Starting April 2

“Ship and Win,” an incentive program to attract out-of-state horses to race in California that met with fine success over the past four seasons at Del Mar, will expand to take in the entire Southern...

Main Track Conversion Work Moving Through Its Phases

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

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...