Del Mar

June 17, 2015
Overnight purses for the summer meeting at Del Mar will start lower than at last year’s summer meet because of a seven-figure debt carried forward from the purse pool last year.
March 27, 2015
With nearly 40 years of racetrack experience, Rich Tedesco is supervising what could be the most important surface laid in California in what has been a seemingly endless series of West Coast projects over the past 10 years.
February 25, 2015
This week, the artist Dagmar Galleithner took a deep breath and delivered her most significant piece of commission work to date: the official Pacific Classic portrait of the 2014 winner, Shared Belief.
November 28, 2014
Sunday’s ninth race at Del Mar marks the bitter end of the synthetic-track era in Southern California. Will the last horse out the door please sweep up?
November 27, 2014
It’s easy to get carried away with this boy vs. girl deal at Del Mar on Saturday, when California Chrome meets Lexie Lou in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby.
November 21, 2014
Marjorie Everett could have simply named a nice, classy horse race after Cary Grant and reaped the benefits. But no, that fitting gesture was left to Del Mar – 28 years after Grant’s death.
November 05, 2014
Halloween might be a wrap for this year, but for a certain generation of California racing citizen there will be ghosts still swirling around for a few more days as Del Mar has its second shot at an autumn meet … after 47 years.
September 04, 2014
While awaiting the return of this year's Kentucky Derby winner, jockey Victor Espinoza took a promising 2-year-old for a spin, winning the Del Mar Futurity with ease.
August 29, 2014
Doug O'Neill has a tough hill to climb to defeat Enterprising in the Del Mar Derby, but thinks he has a shot with the promising Sammy Mandeville.
August 22, 2014
Mike Smith has ridden the 7-year-old Game On Dude in 11 of his last 12 starts, including four up-and-down races this year that included his third win in the Santa Anita Handicap and two lifeless defeats. The Hall of Famer rode Shared Belief only once, ...