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.

California Chrome Outduels Dortmund in Memorable San Diego Handicap

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016   (1 year ago)
California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club In a memorable renewal of the Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap, fan favorite California Chrome outfinished a stubborn Dortmund after a prolonged duel to...

"Chrome" One of Nine Horse-Of-Year Champs to Run at Del Mar

Thursday, July 21st, 2016   (1 year ago)
By Hank Wesch California Chrome wins 2014 Gr I Hollywood Derby © Benoit Look through the past performance lines of Horse of the Year honorees. Look down the left-hand column which lists the dates and...

Del Mar Breaks Running With Strong Opening Weekend Numbers

Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (1 year ago)
First Race Opening Day © Benoit Del Mar’s 77th summer racing season fired right out of the gate with a solid set of numbers in the bank after the opening three-day weekend at the shore...

Champion Beholder Drills 7 Furlongs in 1:27 at Del Mar Sunday

Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Champion mare Beholder went through a business-like workout Sunday morning at Del Mar, covering seven furlongs in company in 1:27 under gray skies with regular rider Gary Stevens at the controls and trainer Richard Mandella...

Quintet of Interns Living, Learning the Del Mar Summer Scene

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Del Mar's Intern Class of 2016 (L to R) Nick Avioli, Kristin Hill, Meg Reynolds, DMTC president Joe Harper, Erin Doty-McQuaid and Brian Glodowski By Hank Wesch Like any industry, Thoroughbred racing is always looking...

"Chrome" Works Sharp Five Furlongs in :59 1/5 at Del Mar

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Champion California Chrome worked a sharp five furlongs in :59 1/5 Saturday morning at Del Mar on a racetrack cleared of all but a few other runners he’s likely to face in his comeback race...

2016 Opening Day Hats Contest

Friday, July 15th, 2016   (1 year ago)
2016 Hats Contest © Benoit More than 300 contestants entered the 22nd annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar. The Bing Crosby Grand Prize winner was Andria Elam, from the Best Fascinator category. “I...

"Chrome" and "Donuts" Saturday; Families and Bar-B-Q Sunday

Thursday, July 14th, 2016   (1 year ago)
\ Pony Boy and his Webkinz Plush Horse Friend © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club After Friday’s Opening Day hullabaloo becomes a sparkling memory, the initial Saturday and Sunday of Del Mar’s 77th...

Friday Start Bodes Fantastic for Del Mar's 77th Summer

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016   (1 year ago)
© Del Mar Thoroughbred Club TGIF. Thank God It’s Friday. Excuse Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing fans if they add a rider to that popular rallying cry to festivities. Make it Thank God It’s Friday,...

Lots of Choices If You Want To Go To Del Mar by Car

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016   (1 year ago)
There are five different ways you can take a car to the races at Del Mar and only one of them requires you to do the driving. While an individual or a group driving their...

Public Transportation A Winner for Opening Day at Del Mar

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016   (1 year ago)
As founder Bing Crosby’s signature Del Mar ditty goes: “Where the turf meets the surf, down at old Del Mar “Take a plane, take a train, take a car…..” When “The Crooner” penned that song...

"Race Ready" Racehorse Sale at Del Mar Saturday, July 23

Monday, July 11th, 2016   (1 year ago)
For the fifth summer in a row, Barretts Sales will conduct a “race ready” racehorse sale at Del Mar, providing opportunities for any and all – from first-time buyers to seasoned horsemen – to be...

Fresh and Fit, Trevor Denman Ready for a Del Mar Return

Friday, July 8th, 2016   (1 year ago)
“I’ve been calling races for 44 years and I’ve never had one like this.” The voice, that unmistakable voice, was Trevor Denman on the telly from his retreat in Minnesota. To be specific Kellogg, Minnesota,...

Officials Are Named for 2016 Summer Race Meet at Del Mar

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 77th summer racing season beginning Friday, July 15 led by a solid core of veteran racing officials. Heading the crew in his 36th summer at the shore oval...

Wide Range of Options Available Again On 2016 Del Mar Bet Menu

Thursday, June 30th, 2016   (1 year ago)
With one small change included, the 2016 Del Mar betting menu will mirror previous seasons’ full range of wagering opportunities when the seaside track begins its 77th season on Friday, July 15. The 39-day meeting...

Discounts Abound on the Del Mar Menu This Summer

Thursday, June 16th, 2016   (1 year ago)
For more than 75 years, fans have told the folks running Del Mar that the unique sporting and entertainment mix that is at the heart of the iconic racing headquarters is a winner. It’s all...

Del Mar, Stronach Group Offer $1-Million 'California' Bonus

Thursday, April 28th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Del Mar and The Stronach Group have announced an offer of a $1-million bonus to a horse who sweeps this year’s TVG Pacific Classic, the Xpressbet Awesome Again Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The...

Del Mar To Host Five Breeders' Cup Challenge Races

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Winners of 77 races earn automatic berths, travel and entry fees paid into World Championships.

43 Stakes Worth $7.55 Million Set For Del Mar Summer Season

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Del Mar will present 43 stakes events during its 39-day season worth a total of $7.55 million, highlighted by the seaside course’s ‘piece de resistance’ – the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic, scheduled for Saturday, August...

Ernie Myers, Radio/Racing Veteran, Dies at 86

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Ernie Myers at Del Mar, 1989 Ernie Myers, a San Diego media star whose two great passions in life were radio and horse racing, died Tuesday morning of the effects of Parkinson’s disease at his...