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‘Hoedown For Horses’ At Del Mar To Benefit CARMA Aftercare Program

Embracing the Wild West roots of the Golden state, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to Thoroughbred aftercare, will host its 11th annual CARMAcares fundraiser on Sunday, July 22 at Del Mar Racetrack. Funds raised from ‘Hoedown for Horses’ will directly benefit the organization’s one-of-kind placement program and its grant process. At the […]

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June 15 Last Day For Nominations To Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Nominations will close Friday, June 15 for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship events will be renewed this summer on Saturday, September 1 (Debutante) and Monday, September 3 (Futurity). The nomination fee for […]

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CHRB: Reducing Stewards’ Subjectivity, Investigating Late Odds Changes

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, May 24, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Fred Maas and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief: The same […]

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Bo Derek Joins Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Board Of Directors

Bo Derek, the film and television actress, longtime horsewoman and advocate for multiple worthy causes, has agreed to join the board of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, it has been announced. Derek, a staunch horse welfare proponent who used her role as a commissioner of the California Horse Racing Board between 2008 and 2015 to […]

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San Luis Rey Downs Horses Stabled At Del Mar Return This Week

The first of the Lilac fire horses who had to be evacuated from San Luis Rey Downs and take up residence at Del Mar in December began to filter back to the Bonsall training center this past weekend and more followed Monday. The transition will continue throughout this week with all of the approximately 400-plus Thoroughbreds […]

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Del Mar, TOC Sweeten The Pot For 2018 Ship And Win Program

Del Mar’s highly effective “Ship and Win” program, where owners and trainers are given solid incentives to import out-of-state horses to race locally, returns for its eighth summer at the shore in 2018 with yet another husky bonus increase providing additional encouragement to bring runners to the place “where the turf meets the surf.” When […]

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21 Graded Stakes, 5 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Scheduled For Del Mar’s 79th Summer Meet

Mirroring its successful 2017 summer stakes pattern, Del Mar will present 41 stakes races worth $7,300,000 over the course of the 36-day session scheduled for 2018. Racing alongside the blue Pacific this year will begin on Wednesday, July 18, and carry forward to Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, for what will be the track’s 79th […]

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Forever Unbridled ‘Maintaining Herself’ With Penultimate Breeze Before Dubai World Cup

Champion Older Dirt Mare Forever Unbridled turned in her second to last breeze in preparation for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse  on Friday morning over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track. The 6-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song went five furlongs in 1:00.60, the third fastest of 37 recorded works at […]

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Study: Economic Impact Of Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Highest Ever

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which debuted at Del Mar racetrack in 2017, generated $96.8 million in direct and indirect economic benefits for San Diego County, determined by a recent economic impact study by Sports Management Research Institute (SMRI). The results are the highest recorded for any prior Breeders’ Cup event and further emphasize Breeders’ […]

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Cambio De Planes Con Bolt D’Oro, Ahora Apunta Al San Felipe S. En Lugar Del San Vicente S.

El tresañero Bolt d’Oro sigue en la ruta hacia el Kentucky Derby (G1). El camino planteado, sin embargo, no será el mismo. Mick Ruis, coporpietario y entrenador del vistoso hijo de Medaglia d’Oro, anunció un cambio de planes con el valioso ejemplar luego de que se recuperó de un leve problema muscular que le hizo […]

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