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.

The 20th Anniversary Opening Day Hats Contest

Thursday, July 17th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Del Mar’s Thursday opening featured the 20th anniversary edition of the now-famous Opening Day Hats Contest. A picture perfect day attracted 332 entrees to the contest which featured a Grand Prize of a Five-Star Getaway...

CANADA'S TOP TRAINER CASSE BRINGING LARGE STRING TO DEL MAR

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014   (7 years ago)
By Gene Williams Del Mar will take on a bit of an international flavor this summer when Mark Casse sends a number of normally Canada-based horses to the seashore. The six-time Sovereign Award winner as...

NEW “RESPONSIVE” DEL MAR WEBSITE MOBILE USERS DELIGHT

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Del Mar’s award-winning website has just undergone a complete makeover and the “responsive” version of the popular racing destination is expected to prove especially friendly to users on the go with their mobile devices. The...

DEL MAR RIDES WITH THE TIMES FOR 75th RACING SEASON

Monday, July 14th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Times and people change, but things of quality endure. And in a year of change on the Southern California racing circuit, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club aims to continue its well-established reputation for sun, fun...

DEL MAR HOSTING TWO BEER FESTIVALS DURING SUMMER MEET

Monday, July 14th, 2014   (7 years ago)
A double dose of beer festival will be on tap for racing fans this summer as Del Mar rolls out the barrels and brings on the pour twice during its season, first on Saturday, July...

DEL MAR BET MENU INCLUDES “GUARANTEES,” “BONUSES,” “REDUCTIONS”

Saturday, July 12th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Del Mar will present its full range of betting options again this season when the seaside track kicks off its 75th summer of racing this Thursday (July 17). The 36-day meeting will see 14 different...

POPULAR “PONY EXPRESS” DEAL WITH N.C. TRANSIT RENEWED

Friday, July 11th, 2014   (7 years ago)
For the third summer in a row, 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...

“RACE READY” HORSES UP FOR BIDS AGAIN AT DEL MAR, SUNDAY JULY 20

Thursday, July 10th, 2014   (7 years ago)
For the third straight season, Del Mar will present a “race ready” racehorse sale in its paddock following the day’s races on the first Sunday of its upcoming season, July 20. The auction, which provides...

OFFICIALS ARE NAMED FOR 2014 RACE MEETING AT DEL MAR

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 75th summer racing season starting Thursday, July 17 led by a veteran team of racing officials, and including a well-regarded newcomer. At the helm, once again, will be...

TASTY TREATS, GRILL FEST AND GOURMET FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL, SET TO RETURN IN 2014

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014   (7 years ago)
GRILL FEST BACK IN 2014 AT DEL MAR AFTER TASTY DEBUT LAST SUMMER Bar-b-q and racing, a parlay that proved a natural winner in its debut at Del Mar last summer, is back on the...