Del Mar 2024

Del Mar 2023 Stakes Schedule

Date Race / Distance    
Saturday, Jul 20, 2024
Oceanside Stakes 1 Mile
Saturday, Jul 20, 2024
San Clemente Stakes 1 Mile
Sunday, Jul 21, 2024
Osunitas Stakes 1 Mile
Sunday, Jul 21, 2024
Wickerr Stakes 1 Mile
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024
Cougar Stakes 1 1/2 Miles
Friday, Jul 26, 2024
Fleet Treat Stakes 7 Furlongs
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024
Bing Crosby Stakes 6 Furlongs
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024
San Diego Handicap 1 1/16 Miles
Saturday, Jul 27, 2024
Daisycutter Handicap 5 Furlongs
Sunday, Jul 28, 2024
Eddie Read Stakes 1 1/8 Miles
Friday, Aug 2, 2024
Real Good Deal Stakes 7 Furlongs
Saturday, Aug 3, 2024
Clement L. Hirsch Stakes 1 1/16 Miles
Saturday, Aug 3, 2024
California Dreamin' Stakes 1 1/16 Miles
Sunday, Aug 4, 2024
La Jolla Handicap 1 1/16 Miles
Sunday, Aug 4, 2024
CTBA Stakes 5 1/2 Furlongs
Friday, Aug 9, 2024
Graduation Stakes 5 1/2 Furlongs
Saturday, Aug 10, 2024
Yellow Ribbon Handicap 1 1/16 Miles
Saturday, Aug 10, 2024
Sorrento Stakes 6 Furlongs
Sunday, Aug 11, 2024
Best Pal Stakes 6 Furlongs
Friday, Aug 16, 2024
CTT & TOC Stakes 1 3/8 Miles
Saturday, Aug 17, 2024
Del Mar Oaks 1 1/8 Miles
Sunday, Aug 18, 2024
Solana Beach Stakes
Saturday, Aug 24, 2024
Pat O'Brian Stakes 7 Furlongs
Sunday, Aug 25, 2024
Rancho Bernardo Handicap 6 1/2 Furlongs
Saturday, Aug 31, 2024
Pacific Classic 1 1/4 Miles
Saturday, Aug 31, 2024
Del Mar Handicap 1 3/8 Miles
Saturday, Aug 31, 2024
Del Mar Mile 1 Mile
Saturday, Aug 31, 2024
Green Flash 5 Furlongs
Saturday, Aug 31, 2024
Torrey Pines Stakes 1 Mile
Sunday, Sep 1, 2024
Del Mar Derby 1 1/8 Miles
Sunday, Sep 1, 2024
Shared Belief Stakes 1 Mile
Monday, Sep 2, 2024
Generous Portion Stakes 6 Furlongs
Monday, Sep 2, 2024
Tranquility Lake Stakes 1 Mile
Friday, Sep 6, 2024
I'm Smokin Stakes 6 Furlongs
Saturday, Sep 7, 2024
Del Mar Debutante 7 Furlongs
Saturday, Sep 7, 2024
John C. Mabee Stakes 1 1/8 Miles
Saturday, Sep 7, 2024
Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf 1 Mile
Sunday, Sep 8, 2024
Del Mar Futurity 7 Furlongs
Sunday, Sep 8, 2024
Juvenile Turf 1 Mile

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Del Mar continues to rework purses for upcoming meet

Steve Andersen May 22,2024
Del Mar has cut overnight purses by approximately 8 percent for its summer season from July 20 to Sept. 8, continuing a downward trajectory of prize money at Southern California tracks for more than a
About Del Mar

Del Mar Racetrack, also known as the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, is a one-mile horse racing track nestled alongside the beach in Del Mar, Calif., just north of San Diego. It was opened in 1937 after being co-founded by one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Bing Crosby. 

Del Mar runs a summer meeting from mid-July through early September each year, and since 2017 also has run a fall meeting in November and early December. The biggest race is the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic, which has been won by the likes of California Chrome, Beholder, Candy Ride, Shared Belief, and Lava Man. 

Del Mar’s stakes schedule includes six Grade 1 races, including two for juveniles. The first is the Bing Crosby for sprinters, then the Clement L. Hirsch for fillies and mares, followed by the Del Mar Oaks, Pacific Classic, and then Del Mar Debutante and Futurity. The latter has produced the likes of Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm, American Pharoah, Nyquist. Trainer Bob Baffert has the Del Mar Futurity a staggering 16 times. 

Aside from racing, Del Mar is best known for events such as its Opening Day Hat Contest and for hosting specialty food and beer festivals, such as Tacos & Tequilas, Taste of New Orleans, and Uncorked Wine Festival.

Del Mar will once again host racing’s most prestigious day, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, in November 2024.

Recent G1 Pacific Classic Winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
2023
Bob Baffert
Arabian Knight Bob Baffert 101
2022
John Sadler
Flightline John Sadler 126
2021
John Sadler
Tripoli John Sadler 86
2020
Bob Baffert
Maximum Security Bob Baffert 107
2019
John Sadler
Higher Power John Sadler 107
2018
John Sadler
Accelerate John Sadler 115
2017
Bob Baffert
Collected Bob Baffert 115
2016
Art Sherman
California Chrome Art Sherman 113
2015
Richard Mandella
Beholder Richard Mandella 114
2014
Jerry Hollendorfer
Shared Belief Jerry Hollendorfer 115
2013
Bob Baffert
Game On Dude Bob Baffert 113
About Del Mar
Del Mar FAQs
Q: When is the 2023 Del Mar Meet?

Del Mar runs two meetings each year. The summer meet is from July 21-Sept. 10, and the fall meet runs from Nov. 10-Dec. 3.

 

Q: What are the best races at Del Mar?

Del Mar’s big race is the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic to be run on Sept. 2. Some of the country’s best 2-year-old races are run at Del Mar, including the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante. There also is the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks for 3-year-old fillies on Aug. 19, and the Grade 1 Bing Crosby for sprinters on July 29.

 

Q: Who is the most famous horse to race at Del Mar?

In August 1938, Seabiscuit participated in a match race at Del Mar against Ligaroti, a top horse from Argentina. The race was held just two months before Seabiscuit’s legendary showdown against War Admiral.

 

Q: Which celebrities have visited Del Mar?

Co-founded by singer Bing Crosby in 1937, Del Mar has always been a celebrity hangout. The track hosted the best of “Old Hollywood,” including Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Buster Keaton, W.C. Fields, Ann Miller, Red Skelton, Gary Cooper, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnaz, just to name a few. Today, celebrity guests include Bo Derek, Bobby Flay, Bill Murray, Kevin Costner, Marlon Wayans, Tobey Maguire, Drew Brees, among many others. In addition, several TV shows have filmed at the track, such as “The Bachelor,” “Entourage,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and “Real Housewives of Orange County.”

 

Q: How do you bet on Del Mar? And What is post time at Del Mar?

You can watch and bet on Del Mar live with DRF Bets.

Post time at Del Mar is usually 2 p.m., but it is 4 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 11, then 3:30 pm on Fridays. Starting Sept. 1, post time is moved to 1:30 pm (3 pm on Fridays).