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.

Velazquez, Prat Share First-Day Lead in Race for Bill Shoemaker Award

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (1 year ago)
Flavien Prat © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) – John Velazquez, winner of the Longines Distaff on Forever Unbridled, and Flavien Prat, winner of the Las Vegas Dirt Mile on...

15th Bill Shoemaker Award to Go to Top Jockey at Breeders’ Cup

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (1 year ago)
Last year's winner of the Bill Shoemaker Award, Mike Smith DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2017) – The 15th Bill Shoemaker Award will be given this weekend to the outstanding jockey in the two-day Breeders’...

Race Track Chaplaincy, Del Mar and Breeders' Cup Support Daily Breakfasts for Backstretch Workers

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017   (1 year ago)
The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and the Breeders’ Cup are supporting the stable area workers during Breeders’ Cup World Championships week by providing complimentary breakfasts in the Horsemen’s Kitchen. Sponsored...

34th Annual Breeders' Cup World Championships to Feature Top Musical Talent and Distinguished Military Presence and Activations

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017   (1 year ago)
Entertainment Highlights Include Performances of Del Mar’s Signature Song “Where the Turf Meets the Surf” and Exciting F/A-18 Hornet Jet Flyover

Gun Runner, Arrogate, Stellar Wind, Lady Eli, Highland Reel and Ribchester Lead International Cast of 166 Horses Entered in 34th Edition of Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar Friday and Saturday

Monday, October 30th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner and Juddmonte Farms’ defending champion Arrogate are the top two morning line choices in a field of 11 3-year-olds and up set for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’...

Del Mar Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

Monday, October 30th, 2017   (1 year ago)
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, host site for Friday and Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Del...

Rood & Riddle Breeders' Cup Post-Position Draw Announcement to be Streamed Live on Breeders' Cup Digital Channels on Monday, October 30

Sunday, October 29th, 2017   (1 year ago)
The 2017 Rood & Riddle Post-Position Draw will be streamed live tomorrow, Monday, October 30 from the “Barn at the Beach” pavilion at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar beginning at 3:30 p.m. PT. All 13...

Del Mar's Fourth Bing Crosby Season Opens Wednesday

Saturday, October 28th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Master Merion © Benoit Photo The fourth Bing Crosby Fall Season at Del Mar, which features the track’s first hosting of the Breeders’ Cup, opens Wednesday with a nine-race card featuring the $75,000 Let It...

CalRacingCares.Com Launches Today

Thursday, October 26th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Communications Platform Highlights Equine Health and Safety in California Thoroughbred Racing Industry

Del Mar's Fall Session Betting Schedule Has Two New Twists

Thursday, October 26th, 2017   (1 year ago)
With a pair of notable tweaks adding a bit of extra pizzazz to the menu, Del Mar will provide a wide-ranging collection of options when its fourth fall race meeting – and its first presentation...

Arrogate, Gun Runner, Stellar Wind, Highland Reel (IRE), Ulysses (IRE), Lady Eli and Bolt d'Oro Lead 187 Horses Pre-Entered for 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and the world’s all-time leading money earner ARROGATE, Whitney and Suburban winner GUN RUNNER, Longines Distaff standout STELLAR WIND, defending Longines Turf winner HIGHLAND REEL (IRE), Juddmonte International...

2017 Race Order, Wagering Menu and Guaranteed Pools Announced for World Championships

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017   (1 year ago)
The Breeders' Cup announced today the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at the Del Mar racetrack...

Officials Named for Del Mar's Special 2017 Fall Meeting

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017   (1 year ago)
With the Breeders’ Cup Championships adding a special dash of panache to the proceedings, Del Mar will host its fourth fall race meeting beginning on Wednesday, November 1, with an experienced crew of racing officials...

Breeders' Cup Pre-Entry Announcement to be Streamed Live on on Wednesday, October 25

Saturday, October 21st, 2017   (1 year ago)
Pre-entered fields for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be announced via a live stream on, the Breeders’ Cup Official Mobile App and Facebook Live on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET....

Del Mar, Breeders' Cup Bettors Win With New Tax Regulations

Friday, October 20th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – with the start of its fall race meet on November 1 – and the Breeders’ Cup – which is bringing its championship days to the seaside oval on November 3...

2017 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Registration Now Open

Thursday, October 12th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Play Live at Host Site Del Mar, at Satellite Sites Churchill Downs and Gulfstream Park or Online Via Participating ADWs for Thoroughbred Racing’s Biggest Live-Money Tournament.

Race Track Chaplaincy of America Names White Horse Award Honorees Ceremony to be Held at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Friday, October 6th, 2017   (1 year ago)
To honor heroism on behalf of human or horse

Breeders' Cup Announces Post Times for 2017 World Championships

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017   (1 year ago)
The Breeders’ Cup announced today post times for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races and purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, which will be held on November...

Del Mar, Home of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup, Gears Up for Fall Season of Thoroughbred Racing

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017   (1 year ago)
‘Bing Crosby Season’ returns from November 1 – 26 and, for the first time ever, the Breeders’ Cup will run “where the turf meets the surf” on November 3 & 4

San Diego Host Committee Announces 2017 Breeders' Cup Festival

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Week-long Celebration to Include Culinary Events, Art Exhibitions, Live Performances, and More