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Del Mar: Maiden Allowance Dirt Purses To Be Worth Over $100,000

As it did in 2022, Del Mar again will offer an alluring bonus package for maidens competing at the highest levels on dirt throughout its upcoming 84th summer season. The bonus package, which adds 25% in purse earnings to runners who fit the simple specifications of the program, is available to all dirt competitors in […]

Highly Successful ‘Ship & Win’ Program Returns To Del Mar For 2023

Del Mar’s “Ship & Win” program, the track’s highly successful magnet for attracting out-of-state runners to compete at the shore oval, will be on deck for the 13th consecutive season when racing returns at the seaside starting July 21. Since its inception in 2011, “S&W” has drawn more than 2,400 equine competitors to Del Mar, […]

Del Mar Announces Record-Tying 2023 Stakes Schedule Worth $8.275 Million

With the 33rd edition of its premier event, the $1,000,000 FanDuel Racing Pacific Classic leading a parade of 39 offerings in 31 days, Del Mar is set to present a record-tying stakes schedule worth $8,275,000 for the 84th season of Thoroughbred sport at its iconic seaside oval beginning on Friday, July 21. The Grade 1 […]

Del Mar Aims To Take Record Purses Even Higher In 2023

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club projected its most lucrative racing season ever last summer, then backed it up with a record-breaking meet that saw purse levels total above $25-million for the session resulting in an unprecedented average purse payout of more than $800,000 per day. Those numbers, the highest in California racing history, are in the […]

Del Mar: Regal Glory Returns For Title Defense In Sunday’s Matriarch

Del Mar’s ninth Bing Crosby Season will finish strongly Sunday with a nine-race card enhanced by the 42nd edition of the Grade 1, $400,000 Matriarch Stakes for fillies and mares as the highlight of the afternoon. Adding additional luster to the fall finale is the Grade 3, $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille for 2-year-olds. The Matriarch, […]

Five Eastern Shippers Line Up In Field Of 11 For Del Mar’s Hollywood Derby

A trio of stakes races, headed by the 82nd edition of the Grade 1, $400,000 Hollywood Derby, will highlight a special racing card Saturday at Del Mar on the penultimate day of the sport for the 2022 Bing Crosby Season. Also on the nine-race program will be the 32nd running of the Grade 3, $100,000 […]

Baffert Enters Trio Of Juvenile Contenders In Del Mar’s Bob Hope

Not surprisingly when it comes to a 2-year-old race at Del Mar, trainer Bob Baffert has the power hand. Not only is he running the favorite in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes, but he’s got the second choice and the third, too. He’s got them surrounded. It’ll be little consolation to other trainers […]

Justique, The Chosen Vron Headline Stakes Doubleheader Saturday At Del Mar

Fittingly for its Bing Crosby Season makeup, Del Mar will run a pair of sprint stakes Saturday named for a couple of show business icons who were regulars at the seaside oval back in the day. The races are the Cary Grant Stakes for California-bred 3-year-olds and up and the Desi Arnaz Stakes for 2-year-old […]

Burgoo Alley Heads Competitive Field For Saturday’s Kathryn Crosby Stakes

Fillies and mares will step to the forefront at Del Mar Saturday when the track conducts what appears to be a highly competitive edition of the Kathryn Crosby Stakes, an overnight affair that carries a $75,000 added purse. The mile on the turf has lured eight lassies, including a 7-year-old veteran who’ll be making her […]