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.

American Pharoah Watch Party Set Sunday At Del Mar

The hottest horse in America – Triple Crown winner American Pharoah – returns to action Sunday at Monmouth Park in New Jersey and racing fans in Southern California are invited to join other “Pharoah” lovers...

$3,154,097 Pick Six At Del Mar Returns $57,658 to 34 Winners

Thirty four winning tickets each were worth $57,658 Wednesday afternoon following the running of the Pick Six at Del Mar, which rose to a hearty pool of $3,154,097 following a two-day carryover into the midweek...

Streiff wins more than $100,000 in the July 25 & 26 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA coasted to the win in the 12th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Streiff turned his $4,500 live money bankroll into $43,484, largely based on his big score of more...

Streiff Leads After Day One in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Mark Streiff of Mission Viejo, CA and Jeannie King of Valencia, CA, were the top two finishers on day one of the 12th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Streiff finished the day with $34,039 and...

Del Mar to Conduct "America's Next Race Caller" Contest

He or she is out there: Champing at the mic, instead of the bit. Ready to shout it out for the world to hear. Just wanting a chance to step into a booth at a...

Big John B Wins Cougar II Handicap

Big John B, winner of 12 of 28 career starts on grass, including the 2014 Del Mar Handicap, showed another dimension to his ability Friday as he scored his first victory on a dirt surface...

Flavien Prat Rides a Wave of Initial Del Mar Success

Flavien Prat (No. 6) wins the Wickerr Stakes aboard Pure Tactics July 22 at Del Mar. By Hank Wesch A freaky two-day weather system wasn’t the only thing to take Del Mar by storm in...

From Far and Near Del Mar Welcomes Its 2015 Interns

From left to right: Andrew Taggart, Clare Allen, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Joe Harper, Hannah Bloom and Clem Witherall. Not pictured: Cole Holmlund and Kyle Murphy. By HANK WESCH They arrive from as far...

For Alex Solis, It's Been a Special Year to Remember

Alex Solis crossed the finish line aboard Dare And Go in the 1996 Pacific Classic. By Gene Williams In a career already marked by numerous highlights, long-time Southern California jockey Alex Solis’ past year is...

Soul Driver, Smith Win Oceanside Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable’s Soul Driver, piloted by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, held on gamely in the final strides to withstand the last-ditch challenge of pacemaking Forest Blue and Victor Espinoza to win the featured...