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.

Del Mar Fall Meeting Sets Record Handle Numbers

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (9 months ago)
Despite losing two racing days to a pair of winter-like storms, Del Mar completed its sixth fall race meeting on a series of high notes that included a stellar final weekend with terrific turf racing,...

Single Ticket Winner Cashes for $428,459 in Del Mar's Pick Six

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (9 months ago)
Impossible Task © Benoit Photo A single ticket holder cashed big at Del Mar Saturday afternoon when their $128 Pick Six ticket came in for a $428,459 payoff. The wager was made through the TwinSpires...

Del Mar Confirms It Will Race Friday as Storm Clears

Friday, November 29th, 2019   (10 months ago)
With blue skies and sunshine making a local comeback, Del Mar officials confirmed Friday morning that its planned nine-race card would be conducted as scheduled this afternoon with first post set for 12:30 p.m. The...

Smith Stands at the Threshold of Grade I Stakes Record

Friday, November 29th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Mike Smith By Hank Wesch Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has 215 Grade I stakes victories in his career, one short of tying the retired Jerry Bailey for the wins recorded at the highest-level...

Del Mar Cancels Thanksgiving Card Due to Inclement Weather; Racing Set for Friday and a Stakes-Packed Weekend

Sunday, November 24th, 2019   (10 months ago)
With inclement weather predicted to bring substantial rain on Wednesday and Thursday of the coming week, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club proactively cancelled its scheduled Thanksgiving Day race card as part of its continuing emphasis on...

Single Ticket Worth $182,619 in Del Mar's Saturday Pick Six

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019   (10 months ago)
Takeo © Benoit Photo A single Pick Six ticket was worth a husky $182,619 Saturday at Del Mar as the exotic bet and its Jackpot Carryover was hit for the first time on Day 9...

Del Mar Is One Gnarly Place To Work for Surfin' Starter Slender

Friday, November 22nd, 2019   (10 months ago)
Starter Jay Slender sends another field out of the gate. © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch “If everybody had an ocean, across the USA, then everybody’d be surfin’ like Californi-a…” -The Beach Boys, Surfin’ USA...

"Toys for Tots" Program, Event Back at Del Mar This Sunday

Thursday, November 21st, 2019   (10 months ago)
Marines taking part in “Toys for Tots” at Del Mar © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club For the third year in a row, Del Mar will host a “Toys for Tots” event and gift-gathering program as...

Leading Thoroughbred Racing Organizations Launch Safety Coalition

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019   (10 months ago)
LEXINGTON (November 19, 2019) – The nation’s leading Thoroughbred racing organizations today announced the creation of an industry-led effort to unify and enhance existing protections and work together to develop new reforms to ensure the...

Del Mar Won't Race Next Thursday with Wet Weather Likely

Friday, November 15th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Due to projections of rain from Tuesday through Thursday of next week in San Diego, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) announced today that its Thursday, November 21 race card has been cancelled. This action was...