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.

Santa Anita & Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Join Forces Following Fire to Provide Off-Site Stabling During San Luis Rey Downs Training Center Reconstruction

Friday, December 8th, 2017   (1 year ago)
With Eight Barns at San Luis Rey Destroyed by Lilac Fire on Thursday, Training & Stabling Facilities Immediately Required for Nearly 500 Thoroughbreds Following an emergency meeting of the California horse racing industry’s Stabling and...

More Than 800 Fire-Threatened Horses Evacuated to Del Mar

Friday, December 8th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s backstretch area is currently providing safe haven for more than 850 horses that escaped a wind-blown, fast-moving fire that ripped through the North County area of San Diego Thursday. The first group of...

Del Mar Springboards Off Breeders' Cup to its Best Fall Season

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (1 year ago)
The highly successful first Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar – which has drawn rave reviews from coast to coast – got the track’s fall meeting off to a rousing start and that momentum carried through...

Miller, Prat Reign as Bing Crosby Meeting Champions

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Flavien Prat Peter Miller won the training title for the third time in the four Bing Crosby Fall meetings at Del Mar and Flavien Prat secured the jockey championship as the season came to an...

Hills Add Del Mar to Their 'Places to Race' List

Friday, November 24th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Jim & Susan Hill © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch The presence of owners Jim and Susan Hill at Del Mar, a place Jim Hill concedes – “We’d never been to, never seen until this...

Single Ticket Pick Six Pays $254,441 Thanks to a Disqualification

Sunday, November 19th, 2017   (1 year ago)
A lone ticket holder was – in racetrack parlance – “kissed in” to a Pick Six score of $254,441 Sunday afternoon at Del Mar when Lord Admiral, who had finished second in the 9th and...

Three Special Guys Have Built - And Left - Their Marks on Del Mar

Friday, November 17th, 2017   (1 year ago)
(Left to right): Gerald (Corky) Riner, Robert Sanchez, David Martinez © Benoit Photo By Mac McBride Forty-six years ago Del Mar started a Pick 3 that paid dividends over and over again. This year the...

Denman Elected to Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Trevor Denman © Benoit Photo Iconic horse racing announcer Trevor Denman will become one of two new members of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame when he is inducted at the 27th annual...

Christian Hellmers Wins More Than $100,000 in Del Mar Fall Challenge

Sunday, November 12th, 2017   (1 year ago)
From Left to Right: Challenge Director Chris Bahr, Christian Hellmers, Tom Quigley, Joe Masino, Mark Strieff Christian Hellmers Wins More Than $100,000 in Del Mar Fall Challenge Christian Hellmers of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, built...

Christian Hellmers running one-two after day one in the Del Mar Challenge

Saturday, November 11th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Christian Hellmers of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, is first and second place with both entries after day one of the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Players started the day with a $3,000 live money bankroll in...