Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season Hits New High For Average Daily Wagering

Despite losing two racing days to a pair of winter-like storms, Del Mar completed its sixth fall race meeting on a series of high notes that included a stellar final weekend with terrific turf racing, offering the country’s top wagering signal for the month of November and registering a record increase in daily average wagering. […]

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Smooth Like Strait Goes All The Way In Cecil B. Demille

Smooth Like Strait, a 15-1 longshot piloted by Geovanni Franco, sprinted to the lead out of the gate and never looked back in scoring a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Grade III $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes for two-year-olds on closing day of Del Mar’s 2019 fall Bing Crosby season. Well-rated by Franco, Smooth Like […]

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$128 Ticket Hits Del Mar Pick 6 For $428,459

A single ticket holder cashed big at Del Mar Saturday afternoon when their $128 Pick 6 ticket came in for a $428,459 payoff. The wager was made through the TwinSpires betting hub and the person who bought it structured his/her ticket with two horses in each of the six races. The payout was the largest […]

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$8,000 Claim Zuzanna Springs The Upset In Red Carpet Handicap

Claimed for $8,000 in September of 2018, Zuzanna, the longest shot in the field of older fillies and mares at 23-1, climaxed her rise to prominence with a surprise victory in the Grade III Red Carpet Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and three-eighths on the grass Saturday at Del Mar. Providing jockey […]

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Alms Kicks Clear In Jimmy Durante Stakes

Godolphin’s Alms, a solidly-backed second choice at 5-2, made it three-for-three in her brief career with a convincing triumph in the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies Saturday at Del Mar. Alms, piloted by Paco Lopez, wore down the 24-1 pacesetting longshot Laura’s Light in the upper stretch and drew off to […]

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Matriarch Heads Strong Closing-Day Program At Del Mar

Del Mar concludes its 2019 Bing Crosby fall racing season with a stakes tripleheader Sunday, topped by a contest of national significance, the Grade 1, $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on the grass for older fillies and mares. Post time for the first of ten races Sunday will be half-an-hour earlier than usual, at 12 noon PT. […]

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Brown, Cox, Casse Shippers Spice Fields For Del Mar’s Closing Weekend Stakes

Chad Brown, No. 1 trainer in America by money earnings, has shipped five horses for the final weekend stakes of the Bing Crosby meeting. He’ll have two from his stable in the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby on Saturday and one in the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch on Sunday. Brad Cox, No. 4 by earnings nationally, […]

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Hollywood Derby Heads Quartet Of Turf Stakes On Saturday’s Del Mar Card

Featuring the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby as the headliner of a ten-race program Saturday, Del Mar will present a bonanza of stakes events on the final weekend of the 2019 fall Bing Crosby season at the San Diego-area track. In addition to the Hollywood Derby which attracted 13 3-year-olds competing at nine furlongs on […]

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Cedillo, Baltas Enter Closing Weekend Atop Del Mar Jockey, Trainer Standings

Abel Cedillo, continuing to validate the decision last summer to switch from the Northern to Southern California racing circuits, enters the final three days of the Bing Crosby meeting at Del Mar with a one-win lead over Drayden Van Dyke atop the jockey standings. Cedillo, a 30-year-old native of Guatemala, moved south at the behest […]

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Four-Win Saturday Boosts Flavien Prat To Third In Del Mar Rider Standings

Flavien Prat won four races Saturday at Del Mar, doubling his previous win total and moving the 2018 summer season champion into third place in the rider standings. With eight wins from 27 mounts, Prat is two behind leader Drayden Van Dyke (10/37) and one behind Abel Cedillo (9/40). Prat’s quadruple on Saturday consisted of: […]

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