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.

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...

Greyvitos Upsets in Bob Hope Stakes

Saturday, November 11th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Greyvitos © Benoit Photo Longshot Greyvitos, winless in two starts in his brief career, broke his maiden in style Saturday with a wire-to-wire surprise under Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza in the featured $100,000...

Breeders' Cup at Del Mar 2017: A View From Over the Pond

Friday, November 10th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Mendelssohn © Benoit Photo By Hank Wesch They came. They saw. They conquered, somewhat. The Europeans left, from virtually all accounts, pleased that they made the approximately 5,500-mile journey over the Atlantic Ocean, and the...

Spectacular Setting, Strong Business Results At Del Mar’s First Breeders’ Cup

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Breeders’ Cup World Championships © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Gun Runner’s thrilling victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a picture-perfect day at the Del Mar racetrack, the...

Javier Castellano Wins 15th Bill Shoemaker Award

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Javier Castellano, winner of the 2017 Bill Shoemaker Award © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Javier Castellano, who won the first race of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup with Rushing Fall in...

Gun Runner Dominates in $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic; Defending Champion Arrogate Dead-Heats For Fifth

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Gun Runner, winner of the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner ($6.80) went to the front shortly after...