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.

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

Sunday, July 12th, 2020   (1 year 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   (1 year 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   (1 year 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   (1 year 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   (1 year 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   (1 year 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   (1 year 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   (1 year 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...

Star Announcer Collmus to 'Pinch Hit' for Denman at Del Mar

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020   (1 year ago)
Larry Collmus © NBC Sports Network Larry Collmus, the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup on NBC television and a national race caller with 35 years of experience on his ledger, will...

Both "Runhappy," "Juvenile" Bonuses Available at Summer Meet

Thursday, June 4th, 2020   (1 year ago)
Runhappy Two-year-old runners will have lucrative additional incentives to shoot for this summer at Del Mar as the track will have in place bonus programs centering on the stallion Runhappy, as well as a unique...