Del Mar

The California Horse Racing Board will expand the team of veterinarians conducting prerace examinations to include a wider range of inspections during the Del Mar summer meeting that begins July 19.Full Story >>
December 02, 2016
The parade of Hall of Fame riders filing out of the Del Mar jockeys room for the Matriarch on Sunday afternoon will be a sight to see. With so much talent in the irons, it could be assumed that none of the dozen running has an advantage at the helm. ...
December 01, 2016
In approaching Saturday's Hollywood Derby, at a mile and one-eighth on firm turf, Chad Brown did not exactly overthink the challenge. He simply turned to his 1-2-3 finishers in the Oct. 8 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont Park – at mile and one-eighth on ...
November 25, 2016
Now deep into his 7-year-old campaign, Blue Tone is the senior citizen of Saturday's Native Diver lineup.
November 23, 2016
It seems like a dream, but it wasn't. Three Saturdays ago, at a time of day when a trainer might be hustling to make the first race for a $10,000 claimer or bottom-level maiden, Peter Eurton and his crew won the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile ...
November 17, 2016
Veteran trainers Gary Stute and Mike Puype have found the winning touch at the fall Del Mar meet.
September 07, 2016
California Chrome represented the artistic high point of a Del Mar season that was typically schizophrenic. Average daily attendance was down – if you can't sell summer horse racing at Del Mar, well, what can you sell? – and casualties were up. The 17 ...
September 01, 2016
It will be raining fillies. Good fillies, too. The best on both coasts, the stars of tomorrow, and the bedrock of the breed for years to come. At least, that is how this corner prefers to enjoy the twin tests at Saratoga and Del Mar on Saturday, when ...
August 26, 2016
It was anounced last week by the California Horse Racing Board that the Ken Maddy Laboratory at UC-Davis will be going full speed ahead in developing the same kind of athletic biological passport (ABP) being applied to participants in such ...
August 24, 2016
On Friday at Del Mar, Jerry Hollendorfer will have two 3-year-olds in the first running a stakes named for one his very best, and beloved, runners. The race used to be called the El Cajon, but El Cajon won't mind, not when a horse like Shared Belief ...
August 22, 2016
You could hear it throughout the stands Saturday at Del Mar. Gasps of “Oh!” as California Chrome took command of the Pacific Classic right from the start and dared anyone to run with him. “Gee” as he bounded along, oblivious to those in pursuit. “Wow” ...