Del Mar News & Announcements

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Single Ticket Pick Six Hits for $1,041,696 Sunday at Del Mar

Sunday, November 13th, 2016   (1 year ago)
With a furious rush through the lane, the 2-year-old gelding Colonel Samsen got up by a neck to capture the 9th Race at Del Mar Sunday, causing a massive Pick Six payoff of $1,041,696 for...

John Allunario Leads Del Mar November Handicapping Challenge

Saturday, November 12th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Allunario of San Diego, CA, is leading the Del Mar November Handicapping Challenge turning his starting bankroll of $2,500 into $20,010 after Day One of the two day Challenge. For being the top finisher on...

Upsets Trigger $203,127 Carryover Saturday at Del Mar

Saturday, November 12th, 2016   (1 year ago)
More surprises popped up Saturday at Del Mar forcing a second straight carryover in the track’s Pick Six pool, this one rising to a husky $203,127. In all likelihood, the “chase” money that will come...

Venable Wins Opening Day Fashion Contest

Friday, November 11th, 2016   (1 year ago)
From left to right: Second place winner, Most Patriotic, Kimberly Chavez of Vista, CA; first place winner, Most Patriotic, Taylor Rendon of Escondido, CA; third place winner, Pin-Up or Celebrity Look, Teresa Barnes of San...

Longshots Trigger Carryover on Opening Day at Del Mar

Friday, November 11th, 2016   (1 year ago)
A parade of longshots ruled the day – opening day – at Del Mar Friday as a Veterans Day gathering of 9,022 saw a Pick Six carryover of $55,093 materialize on a lovely autumn afternoon....

Third Bing Crosby Season Off and Running This Friday

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s “second season” – dubbed the “Bing Crosby Season” after the seaside track’s iconic founder – breaks from the gate this Friday for a 15-day run that will take it through to Sunday, December...

Officials Named for Del Mar's 2016 Fall Racing Meet

Friday, October 28th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Del Mar will host its third consecutive fall meeting beginning on Friday, November 11 with its usual stellar staff of racing officials signed on to oversee the sport during its “Bing Crosby Season.” The 15-day...

Enhanced Pick Six Part of Del Mar's Fall Betting Schedule

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Highlighted by an enhanced Pick Six bet that will offer a “Single Ticket Jackpot” that could produce a seven-figure payout, Del Mar will present a wide range of wagering options to fans with the start...

Del Mar, American Legion Post Host "Veterans Day Salute"

Friday, September 23rd, 2016   (1 year ago)
The famous Holiday Bowl flag will be at Del Mar for opening day © Benoit Del Mar will partner with a nearby American Legion Post for a “Veterans Day Salute” on its opening day of...

Enhanced California Pick Six Wager Will Kick Off at Del Mar

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016   (1 year ago)
An enhancement to the Pick Six wager that is expected to offer large payoffs and re-energize what has been California’s most popular exotic bet will have its debut with the opening of the annual Del...

"Ship and Win" Back Again During Del Mar's Fall Meeting

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016   (1 year ago)
The Pizza Man © Benoit For the sixth straight year and the third consecutive fall, the productive “Ship and Win” program, which has attracted hundreds of out-of-state horses to California since it was started at...

California Chrome Unanimous Choice as 2016 Horse of the Meeting

Monday, September 5th, 2016   (1 year ago)
California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club A hard-fought victory against a game Dortmund in the San Diego Handicap and a wire-to-wire domination of a field that included defending champion Beholder in...

California Chrome, Rockingham Ranch Top Del Mar Owners

Monday, September 5th, 2016   (1 year ago)
The California Chrome Connections © Benoit Del Mar raced to the finish of its 77th summer season Monday and the California Chrome connections shared top honors with Rockingham Ranch in the owners’ department for the...

Bejarano, Prat Forge First Jockey Title Tie Since 1950

Monday, September 5th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Bejarano (left) and Prat © Benoit The only time Del Mar had a tie for the jockey championship was 1950, when riding legends John Longden and Bill Shoemaker deadlocked with 60 wins apiece. Until the...

Del Mar's 77th Summer Season Races to a Solid Finish

Monday, September 5th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Highlighted by its most successful single day ever, by a sparkling parade of stakes races and by a continuing enhancement of its reputation as a sporting/entertainment venue without peer in the west, Del Mar raced...

$547,421 Pick Six Carryover has 'Mandatory Payout' for Monday

Sunday, September 4th, 2016   (1 year ago)
For the second day in row, a carryover occurred in the Pick Six bet at Del Mar, this one the largest of the meet at $547,421. It will be placed in the Pick Six pool...

$128,534 Pick Six Carryover On Deck for Sunday at Del Mar

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016   (1 year ago)
A Pick Six carryover of $128,534 will preload the betting pool for the popular exotic wager Sunday when Del Mar presents the penultimate day of sport of its 77th summer race meet. Price horses predominated...

Debutante-Futurity Double Takes Some Doing But Can Be Done

Thursday, September 1st, 2016   (1 year ago)
Bob Baffert (left) and D. Wayne Lukas © Benoit By Hank Wesch The inaugural running of the Del Mar Futurity was in 1948. The Del Mar Debutante came into being three years later. So when...

Del Mar Fall Stakes Schedule Has 14 Events Worth $2,050,000

Thursday, September 1st, 2016   (1 year ago)
Fourteen stakes races worth just over $2 million will be offered during Del Mar’s third consecutive fall racing season that kicks off at the shore oval on Friday, November 11, which is Veterans Day. The...

$180 Ticket at Del Mar Wednesday Clicks for $62k Pick Six

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016   (1 year ago)
A lone Pick Six ticket sold at Del Mar Wednesday for the sum of $180 earned a delighted punter a total of $62,011 on the 34th day of racing this summer. Del Mar officials identified...