Del Mar News & Announcements

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Lone Pick Six Ticket Returns $290,848 at Del Mar Thursday

Thursday, August 18th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Only one ticket had the proper combination of 1-5-9-3-8-8 in Del Mar’s Pick Six wager and that ticket holder was rewarded with a payout of $290,848. The lone ticket was purchased through one of the...

"Best Ever" TVG Pacific Classic Has Nine Runners Saturday

Thursday, August 18th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Saturday’s $1-million TVG Pacific Classic, already called by many the best edition of the Grade I headliner Del Mar has ever presented, will feature three superstars and nine runners all told in a mile and...

Beholder Vs. 'Chrome': Battle of the Sexes for the Ages?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Beholder Winning 2015 TVG Pacific Classic © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By Hank Wesch Worldwide, Thoroughbred races which match members of both sexes are not uncommon. In Europe especially, at all levels,...

Pick Six Carryover of $66,808 Available Thursday at Del Mar

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016   (1 year ago)
With only one race favorite popping up during the final six races at Del Mar Wednesday, a Pick Six carryover was all but assured. And sure enough, that carryover surfaced to the tune of $66,808,...

'Chrome' Vs. Beholder Highlights Nine in Saturday's 'Classic'

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016   (1 year ago)
America’s top racehorse – California Chrome – drew Post No. 1 and was installed as the 8/5 morning line favorite Tuesday for this Saturday’s $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Among the eight rivals...

Beholder Breezes a Half in :47 at Foggy Del Mar Tuesday

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Beholder © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder turned in her final bit of serious exercise in front of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic this Saturday when she worked a half...

Two Winning Pick Six Tickets at Del Mar Pay $267,461 Each

Saturday, August 13th, 2016   (1 year ago)
A pair of Pick Six winning tickets Saturday on Del Mar’s races returned a hefty $267,461 apiece to their lucky owners from a total pool of $773,868 at the shore oval. The winning sequence --...

Pick Six Carryover of $93,656 Will Boost Saturday Card

Friday, August 12th, 2016   (1 year ago)
The fifth Pick Six carryover of the 21-day-old racing season occurred Friday at Del Mar when nobody picked all the winners of races 3 through 8 meaning $93,656 will be carried over into the popular...

Doc Stead Makes His Rounds Before the Horses Get to Run

Thursday, August 11th, 2016   (1 year ago)
By Mac McBride Dr. Dana Stead is bending down. He does a lot of that. He’s bending over the right front leg of a Thoroughbred racehorse on the backstretch at Del Mar at 6:40 on...

Single Ticket Hits Pick Six at Del Mar Saturday for $162,590

Saturday, August 6th, 2016   (1 year ago)
A single Pick Six ticket purchased by a member of the Player Management Group at the Oregon hub tabbed the winners of races 5 through 10 Saturday afternoon at Del Mar and was rewarded with...

Champagne Room Wins Sorrento, Free Rose Takes La Jolla 'Cap

Saturday, August 6th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Champagne Room © Benoit Champagne Room, the 6-5 favorite under Mario Gutierrez, won the first race of her young career in style Saturday with a well-earned triumph in the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes, prelude...

Pick Six Pays $80,488 to Single Bettor at Del Mar

Friday, August 5th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s Pick Six paid $80,488 to a single bettor Friday who purchased the ticket on track. Winners on the program were Chris and Dave, $14.80, in the third; Rockin Rudy at $8.40 in the...

So Sweetitiz Wins Daiscutter Handicap

Friday, August 5th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Pamela Ziebarth’s So Sweetitiz, with Del Mar’s leading rider, Flavien Prat, in the saddle, prevailed in a blanket finish to win Friday’s featured $85,380 Daisycutter Handicap for older fillies and mares at five furlongs on...

Chris McCarron Named Pincay Award Recipient for 2016

Friday, August 5th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Chris McCarron (left) and Laffit Pincay, Jr. at Del Mar in 1984. Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, one of racing’s great riders as well as one of its best-liked individuals, has been named the...

Mo Knows, Gonzalez Win Del Mar Feature

Thursday, August 4th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Mo Knows, a Kentucky-bred daughter of the successful stallion Uncle Mo, rallied strongly in the stretch to win Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a mile and one-sixteenth race on the infield turf course for three-year-old...

The Tale of Zenyatta is Worth Hearing Again and Again

Thursday, August 4th, 2016   (1 year ago)
By GENE WILLIAMS Zenyatta © Benoit John Shirreffs calls it his Camelot, those days from late 2007 to late 2010 when he was the keeper of a flame that burned so brightly that it set...

Lord Nelson Blazes in Bing Crosby Stakes Triumph

Sunday, July 31st, 2016   (1 year ago)
Lord Nelson © Benoit Spendthrift Farm’s brilliant Lord Nelson set a stakes record and barely missed Del Mar’s track mark for six furlongs with an overpowering performance in Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes....

Dressed to a T Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 28th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Dressed to a T (outside) © Benoit Reddam Racing’s Dressed to a T, the 6-5 favorite under jockey Mario Gutierrez, rallied powerfully in the stretch to overhaul Holgraeme in the final strides and win Del...

Beholder Carries on Tradition of Female Stars at Del Mar

Thursday, July 28th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Beholder Winning the 2015 TVG Pacific Classic By Hank Wesch The victory by Beholder in the 2015 TVG Pacific Classic left the mare’s connections, Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, Hall of Fame jockey Gary...

Robinson Wins More Than $100,000 in Prizes in the July 23 & 24 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Sunday, July 24th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Ed Robinson of Moody, AL took the lead in race 8 and held on to the win by the slimmest of margins in the 13th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Charles Davis from Seattle, WA,...