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’s Main Track Renovation Nears Finish

Del Mar’s remake of its main track from Polytrack to a pure dirt surface is nearing its conclusion. Estimates are that the surface switch will be all but done by the end of April with...

43 Stakes Worth Nearly $8 Million For Del Mar Summer Season

Del Mar’s summertime 40-day meeting will feature 43 stakes events, topped by the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic and worth a total of $7,950,000 in black-type purses. The historic track will present its bountiful slate during...

Del Mar’s Main Track Work Moving Ahead; Polytrack Totally Recycled

Conversion work on Del Mar’s main track from Polytrack to natural dirt continues to move ahead in good order, highlighted by fruitful recycling efforts with both the old and new surfaces. As the first step...

"Ship And Win" Program Expands In California Starting April 2

“Ship and Win,” an incentive program to attract out-of-state horses to race in California that met with fine success over the past four seasons at Del Mar, will expand to take in the entire Southern...

Main Track Conversion Work Moving Through Its Phases

After clearing away all of the synthetic Polytrack material that made up the main track surface for the past eight years, crews have almost completed removing the stone sub-base of the main track. Those two-inch...

Work Toward Del Mar’s New Dirt Track Moves Steadily Along

Crews continue to work steadily on the process of a total renovation of Del Mar’s main track as January comes to a close. All estimates have the project on schedule for completion in March. Del...

Del Mar's Inaugural "Bing Crosby Season" A Solid Success

Three-year-old star California Chrome cruises to victory in Del Mar's Grade I Hollywood Derby. Del Mar’s first “Bing Crosby Season” was declared a smashing success by all involved following Sunday’s close to the four-week meeting...

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Pick-Six CarryoverSunday November 30th - $130,534Mandatory Payouts A Pick Six Carryover of $130,534 was triggered Saturday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Sunday's card starts with Race 4. Gates open at 10 AM. Join...

Sherman And 'Chrome': The Art of Knowing What's Next

By Alexis Garske California Chrome with Victor Espinoza up testing the turf for the first time at Del Mar on Sunday, November 23. It has been a year of ‘firsts’ for trainer Art Sherman and...

Pick Six Carryover at Del Mar

Pick-Six CarryoverFriday November 28th - $47,193&Super High 5 Carryover - $13,827 A Pick Six Carryover of $47,193 and a Super High 5 Carryover of $13,827 were triggered Thursday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on...