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.

Large Pick Six Hit Friday, But Saturday Carryover Still $258,780

Friday, August 18th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Fourteen Pick Six players tabbed Friday’s $1,320,561 pool in the exotic bet -- each earning a prize of $60,613.40 -- but Saturday’s Pick Six players still will have a husky boost to their fortunes at...

TVG to Air TVG Pacific Classic Special

Friday, August 18th, 2017   (11 months ago)
90-Minute, Commercial-Free Telecast Look Back at Team Arrogate's Historic Dubai World Cup TVG, America’s Horse Racing network, will break from its usual format for a live, 90-minute commercial-free special telecast of the TVG Pacific Classic...

Accelerate's a Solid Citizen with a Penchant for Del Mar

Friday, August 18th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch Trainer John Sadler wasn’t present when Accelerate was purchased for $380,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2014 for his major client, Hronis Racing. But he had an...

Superstar Arrogate Tops Field in Saturday's TVG Pacific Classic

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Arrogate, the North American earnings champion with something to prove at Del Mar, will get a chance to do just that this Saturday when he heads a field of eight horses in the $1-million TVG...

Arrogate Preps in :47.60 Monday in Final TVG Pacific Classic Move

Monday, August 14th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Arrogate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate put in his final bit of major exercise for this Saturday’s $1-million TVG Pacific Classic when he drilled four furlongs in :47.60 on a cool morning...

The 'Cajun Connection' at Del Mar Has Tales to Tell

Friday, August 11th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s Cajun connection: (L-to-R) Kent Desormeaux, Joe Talamo, Jamie Theriot © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride Cajun: An ethnic group mainly living in southwest Louisiana consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles (French-speakers from...

Single Ticket Hits Del Mar Pick Six for $190,433 Thursday

Thursday, August 10th, 2017   (1 year ago)
A very cagey – or very lucky – or likely both – bettor hit Del Mar’s Pick Six Thursday for a husky payoff of $190,433 as a solo ticket winner, thus cashing in the “Jackpot”...

Arrogate Drills Seven Furlongs in 1:25.20 Tuesday at Del Mar

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Arrogate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Working on his own with jockey Martin Garcia in the tack, superstar Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25.20 Tuesday at Del Mar as trainer Bob Baffert...

Cambodia Triumphs in Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Saturday, August 5th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Cambodia © Benoit Photo Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia, an invader from the East Coast, rallied in the stretch under jockey Drayden Van Dyke to score a narrow victory in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon...

Mike Smith named 2017 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award Recipient; Rider to be Feted at Winners Foundation Event August 19

Saturday, August 5th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Mike Smith © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Mike Smith, the Hall of Fame rider who has handled scores of top horses and won hundreds of major races over a 36-year career that has gone from...

Roman Keeps Impressive Career Start Rolling at Del Mar

Friday, August 4th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Evin Roman © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By Hank Wesch There are a few requirements for acceptance to the Escuela La Vocacional Hipica jockey school in Puerto Rico. Be over 16 years of age. Graduate...

Solo Pick Six Winner Collects $603,613 at Del Mar Wednesday

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017   (1 year ago)
A Pick Six bettor cashed in for $603,613 at Del Mar Wednesday as the lone correct ticket holder in the exotic bet that requires picking the last six winners on the day’s race card. The...

Arrogate Drills at Del Mar

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017   (1 year ago)
Arrogate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club North America's richest horse, Arrogate, goes through a half-mile drill Tuesday morning at Del Mar in :47.20 with Martin Garcia up. The husky gray, who was turning in his...

McCubbins wins $185,000 in the July 29 & 30 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (1 year ago)
From left to right: Steve Hartshorn, Garett Skiba, Contest Director Chris Bahr, Faron McCubbins, Ed Robinson Faron McCubbins of Mt. Washington, KY, turned his $5,000 starting bankroll into $64,535 to coast home in the $300,000...

Del Mar's Strong Beginning Continues Through Week Two

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Starting Gate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar’s 78th summer season continued its positive trend as Week 2 results provided strong gains in all wagering segments. The seaside track also produced another set of...

"Jackpot" Pool Climbs to $441,293 at Del Mar

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s Single Ticket Jackpot pool reached a season high of $441,293 heading into Wednesday’s program at the seaside oval following the lack of a solo ticket winner on Sunday’s 10th program of the meeting....

Del Mar's "Artist of the Week" Program Returns Wednesday

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Racing art by Heather Roddy, one of the artists who'll be part of "Artist of the Week" at Del Mar. An arrangement that Del Mar featured previously but had gone dormant of late will spring...

Hellmers and Hartshorn Running One-Two in the Del Mar Challenge

Saturday, July 29th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Christian Hellmers of Del Mar and Steve Hartshorn of Fallbrook, CA, were the top two finishers on day one of the 14th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Hellmers turned the $5,000 live money bankroll into...

Victor Espinoza: Sights Were Set, Now the Dream Is Realized

Friday, July 28th, 2017   (1 year ago)
By Gene Williams Over the past 15 years, there’s quite a case to be made for Victor Espinoza being the nation’s hottest professional jockey. After all, he has won seven Triple Crown races, numerous other...

"Zenyatta, 'Queen of Racing'" Has Premiere Saturday at Del Mar

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Zenyatta © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club A movie that tells the story of one of the greatest racemares of all time – Zenyatta – will be premiered at Del Mar this Saturday shortly after the...