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 Cancels This Weekend's Racing After Jockeys Test Positive for COVID-19; Racing to Resume Friday, July 24 With Additional Jockey Travel Restrictions in Place

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020   (8 months ago)
With caution its primary concern, Del Mar has preemptively canceled its next three days of racing, July 17-18-19, after 15 jockeys tested positive for COVID-19. All of Del Mar’s jockeys and jockey room personnel were...

Ken Church, Former Rider, Media Specialist Dies in Reno at Age 90

Monday, July 13th, 2020   (9 months ago)
Ken Church salutes the crowd with his winning bouquet following his victory in the 1974 edition of the Rocking Chair Derby at Del Mar. Ken Church, a prominent national rider from the 1940s to the...

Rider Flavien Prat Tests Positive for Covid-19 After Kentucky Trip

Sunday, July 12th, 2020   (9 months ago)
Flavien Prat Jockey Flavien Prat, a three-time leading rider at Del Mar, tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday following a trip to Kentucky for a riding assignment there Saturday, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club officials confirmed today....

Lone Ticket Holder Cashes for $288,005 at Del Mar

Saturday, July 11th, 2020   (9 months ago)
Resarcio © Benoit Photo An Oregon gambler who no doubt was good, but also no doubt was lucky, walked away Saturday evening with a payoff of $288,005 as the lone holder of a ticket with...

Hit the Road Takes Runhappy Oceanside Under Rispoli as Del Mar Season Opens

Friday, July 10th, 2020   (9 months ago)
Hit the Road © Benoit Photo European veteran Umberto Rispoli made his Del Mar debut a notable one by winning three races – including the featured Runhappy Oceanside Stakes – as Del Mar kicked off...

Stable Notes July 10, 2020

Friday, July 10th, 2020   (9 months ago)
Flavien Prat © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club THIS YEAR THE JOCKEY TITLE MIGHT BE MORE THAN A MATCH RACE In the past two summer seasons at Del Mar the jockey title has been a duel...

"Del Mar Live" Offers TV, Online Options to Summer Racing Fans

Monday, July 6th, 2020   (9 months ago)
They’re calling it the next-best-thing-to-being-there when it comes to the races at Del Mar this summer. It’s “Del Mar Live” – “From your #HomeTurfClub.” Though the track plans to run its 2020 summer season with...

Del Mar Again Focuses on Safety as Summer Meet Set To Start; Welfare of Both Humans and Horses Top Priority

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020   (9 months ago)
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) will continue its enhanced safety measures for its horses and riders, while now also implementing a new set of protocols and procedures to ensure human safety, as its seaside...

Officials Are Named for 2020 Summer Race Meet at Del Mar

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020   (9 months ago)
Tom Robbins (left) and David Jerkens during the 2019 Summer Season © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 81st summer racing season beginning Friday, July 10 led by a seasoned...

Del Mar Workers Will Receive Gregson Foundation Coupons

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020   (9 months ago)
Backstretch workers from the Doug O’Neill barn (with their star stable pony Lava Man) express their thanks (see photo below) for the special coupon program the Gregson Foundation started at Santa Anita and will continue...