Del Mar Racetrack

Starter, Surfer, Equine Dentist: Del Mar The Perfect Home For Jay Slender

“If everybody had an ocean, across the USA, then everybody’d be surfin’ like Californi-a…”      -The Beach Boys, Surfin’ USA      Jay Slender has an ocean, the Pacific one. It’s only a few furlongs away from Del Mar, where he works as the starter during the seven-week summer meeting that ends on Labor […]

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Del Mar Returns Marines’ ‘Toys For Tots’ Program To Racetrack

For the third year in a row, Del Mar will host a “Toys for Tots” event and gift-gathering program as part of a highly successful U.S. Marine Corps-backed charity program that has been ongoing for more than 70 years. The hometown Marines – many of whom will be onsite in their sharp dress blue uniforms […]

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Equibase Analysis: Bob Hope Stakes Brings Together Tough-To-Predict Juveniles

The Grade 3, $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes brings together a group of six aspiring 2-year-olds with four of the group trying stakes for the first time. For many of these, the Bob Hope could be a stepping stone to the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity next month. The Los Alamitos Futurity is on the “Road […]

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‘Safety Is Job Number One’ As Del Mar Kicks Off Sixth Fall Meet

The eagerly anticipated return of horse racing at Del Mar begins this Friday as the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club hosts its sixth consecutive “Hollywood” fall race meeting, known affectionately – and with a tip of a boater cap – as the Bing Crosby Season in honor of the track’s illustrious founder. The 15-day session, which […]

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Condition Book Now Available For Fall Meet At Del Mar

Del Mar has announced the release of its condition book for the upcoming Bing Crosby Season. The 15-day session – running from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, December 1 – has been covered entirely in a single book for the first time. This will be the seaside track’s sixth fall session, a compact stand that […]

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‘Ship And Win’ Program Returns For Del Mar Fall Meet

“Ship and Win,” the simple horse recruitment program that has proven highly effective over the past eight years at Del Mar, will be in place once more when Del Mar opens its upcoming four-week fall racing stand, known as the Bing Crosby Season and presented between November 8 and December 1. Just as it DID […]

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Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Promotes Corporate Officers Hall And Wright

Del Mar Thoroughbred announces the promotion of two of its corporate officers: Ann Hall was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations and Administration and Lynn Wright was promoted to Senior Vice President, Controller. The pair have worked at Del Mar since the 1990s and have helped the iconic racing venue to rise to the top […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Safety Success, ‘Historical’ Impact?

The summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga are in the books, and there’s plenty to unpack about the results. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the outcomes in terms of safety — and the bottom line. Plus, how much of a difference are historical horse racing machines […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Horse Racing Should Heed Lessons From California

The metrics of the horse racing business have changed. There was a time, when I first got involved in the game in the 1970s, that attendance and wagering were the key numbers in defining success and failure of a race meeting. Off-track betting facilities, full-card simulcasting and advance deposit wagering gutted on-track business and made […]

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