Del Mar News & Announcements

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Invader Seeking the Soul Tops 10 Saturday in Del Mar's $1-Million TVG Pacific Classic

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Charles Fipke’s well-travelled Seeking the Soul drew Post 5 Tuesday in a field of 10 and was installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 29th edition of Del Mar’s premier test, the $1,000,000, Grade...

Julie Krone To Be Double Honored Next Saturday at Del Mar

Saturday, August 10th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Julie Krone Julie Krone, the most accomplished female rider in the history of Thoroughbred racing, will have her praises sung twice at Del Mar next Saturday on TVG Pacific Classic Day when she’ll be presented...

'Miracle' on Jimmy Durante Blvd in Del Mar? A Work in Progress

Friday, August 9th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Tom Robbins (left) and David Jerkens © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch The Santa Anita winter/spring meeting lost 24 racing days either in the name of safety or not having enough horses to race four...

Disqualification in Final Race Pays $373,586 to Lone Del Mar Bettor

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Asaro © Benoit Photo A single Pick Six player was “kissed in” in the 7th and final race this afternoon when the Del Mar stewards disqualified the apparent nose winner Jamming Eddy and moved up...

$1-Million TVG Pacific Classic, Four Other Stakes, Mandatory Pick Six Payout Point to Sparkling Day at Del Mar August 17

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Pavel © Benoit Photo In what will be one of the richest days of racing outside of the Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar history, the track has scheduled an unprecedented five major stakes races –...

Goats and Horses: A Pairing That Works Well at the Racetrack

Friday, August 2nd, 2019   (1 year ago)
Miss Theresa at trainer Art Sherman’s barn © Benoit Photo By Tere Albanese When you think of goats, you usually think of them being on a farm and/or being used for their milk. But they’ve...

Margolis Wagers "Across The Board" To Win Del Mar Challenge

Sunday, July 28th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Melissa Margolis © Benoit Photo Melisssa Margolis, from Thousand Oaks, CA, made "Across The Board" win, place and show wagers on Del Mar Race 6 winner Hit The Road, at odds of 9-1, to earn...

Julie Krone, A Groundbreaking Female Rider, Is Scheduled to be Honored August 17 as 2019 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award Winner

Saturday, July 27th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Julie Krone at Del Mar in 2003 © Benoit Photo Julie Krone, a record setter and a record breaker who made an indelible mark on Thoroughbred racing during a stellar 20-year career in the saddle,...

'Safety Seven' Out to Protect and Serve Horses and Horsemen

Friday, July 26th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s Veterinarians: (L to R) Drs. Nolton Pattio, Will Farmer, Tim Grande, Dana Stead, Rick Arthur (who is CHRB’s medical director), Barrie Grant, Alina Vale and Laurie Bohannon. By Hank Wesch Let’s call them...

CARMA's Hoedown for Horses Raises $172,000 for Thoroughbred Aftercare

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019   (1 year ago)
Southern California Racing Community Kicks Up its Heels at Annual Summer Fundraiser