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 Thoroughbred Club Statement Concerning Turf Course

Del Mar is deeply saddened by the loss of Thoroughbred lives we have experienced at the track since the start of our season. Four of those losses have come on our new turf course. Despite...

Dance With Fate Euthanized Due to Severe Leg Injury

Dance With Fate, winner of the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes this spring and the likely favorite for Saturday’s San Diego Handicap at Del Mar, was euthanized shortly after 12 noon Thursday at his barn...

Del Mar Riding Colony a Heady Mix of Set and Rising Stars

By Hank Wesch Gary Stevens would really rather be part of it than one step removed. Rather be on the inside of the Del Mar jockey colony looking out, than the outside looking in, a...

Art Sherman to Receive Pincay Award

Art Sherman, a career racetracker who rose to the pinnacle of the sport this past spring when he guided the mercurial colt California Chrome to the edge of racing immortality in a thrilling Triple Crown...

Del Mar Rings up Positive Numbers as Meet Breaks from the Gate

Del Mar began its 75th summer season on a Thursday this year, but just as it has for the better part of two decades, the shore track broke running with “up” numbers proving boss despite...

Outlook is Bright for Del Mar Intern Nine.

By Hank Wesch If they wanted to form a baseball team, and call themselves The Del Mar Interns, every position would be filled. Still, the nine young people, aged 17 to 23, who have signed...

Enterprising Rallies to Win Oceanside Stakes

MIKE SMITH (Enterprising, winner) – “I’m not sure how he was affected by those gate issues (when two different horses broke through the gate prior to the start). It’s unsettling for everyone in the race....

The 20th Anniversary Opening Day Hats Contest

Del Mar’s Thursday opening featured the 20th anniversary edition of the now-famous Opening Day Hats Contest. A picture perfect day attracted 332 entrees to the contest which featured a Grand Prize of a Five-Star Getaway...

CANADA'S TOP TRAINER CASSE BRINGING LARGE STRING TO DEL MAR

By Gene Williams Del Mar will take on a bit of an international flavor this summer when Mark Casse sends a number of normally Canada-based horses to the seashore. The six-time Sovereign Award winner as...

NEW “RESPONSIVE” DEL MAR WEBSITE MOBILE USERS DELIGHT

Del Mar’s award-winning website has just undergone a complete makeover and the “responsive” version of the popular racing destination is expected to prove especially friendly to users on the go with their mobile devices. The...