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.

Steffi Poce Wins 2022 Opening Day Hats Contest

Steffi Poce © Benoit Photo The 28th annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar drew more than 160 contestants. Categories included Most Glamorous, Best Fascinator, Best Flowers, and Best Racing/All Others Theme. Contestants competed...

Balnikhov Takes Oceanside as Del Mar Begins; Record Opening-Day Handle is $23.56 Million

Balnikhov © Benoit Photo Little Red Feather Racing, Madaket Stables or Old Bones Racing’s Balnikhov came from far back with a solid run through traffic and drew clear late to capture the 77th edition of...

14 At The Ready In Oceanside As Del Mar Is Off And Running

Mackinnon © Benoit Photo Del Mar will open its gates Friday for the first of 31 racing days that will comprise its 2022 summer racing season, the 83rd time the horses have come to the...

Del Mar Announces Its Opening Day Program Is Sold Out

All available tickets for Del Mar's celebrated opening day program on July 22 have been sold, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced today. Celebrating Del Mar's opening day is a local tradition in the greater...

Breeders' Cup Challenge Series Features 82 Automatic Qualifying Races for 2022 World Championships

US Race Divisions Restructured into Regional Qualifying Competition of East, Midwest, and West to Promote Rivalries on the Road to the World Championships

Del Mar's 2022 Stakes Schedule Most Lucrative in Track History

As part of its upwards flow of positives for the summer 2022 race meet, Del Mar has unveiled an enhanced stakes schedule that features 34 major races with more than half of them boosted above...

Del Mar Record Purses for 2022 Meet will be Highest in History of California Racing

All Conditions See Increases - Stakes, ‘Ship & Win,’ Maiden Bonuses Are Enhanced Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is projecting its most lucrative racing season ever in 2022 with purse levels for its 31-day meet above...

Record Wagering, Safe Racing Highlight Del Mar 2021 Seasons

Del Mar brought to a close its 2021 racing calendar on Sunday with the conclusion of its eighth Bing Crosby Season adding additional luster to its robust summer stand. Between them, the pair totaled an...

Regal Glory Outfoots Them in Matriarch as Del Mar Closes

Regal Glory © Benoit Photo Peter Brandt’s Regal Glory sped clear early, then was never threatened in a classy performance in Sunday’s Grade I, $400,500 Matriarch Stakes as Del Mar closed the lid on its...

Beyond Brilliant Goes All Way In Del Mar's Hollywood Derby

Beyond Brilliant © Benoit Photo Given a masterful ride by Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux over nine furlongs on the Del Mar grass course, C R K Stable’s Beyond Brilliant was a picture perfect winner...