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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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Top Pair From La Jolla Handicap Return For Another Battle In Del Mar Derby

On the next-to-last afternoon of the 2019 summer racing season, ten talented three-year-olds will clash in a wide-open renewal of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby at a mile and one-eighth on grass Sunday.   The 36-day meeting ends Monday, Labor Day, with the traditional closing-day feature, the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity […]

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TVG Alumni To Return For Special Broadcast Celebrating 20th Anniversary

Jill Byrne, Julie Krone, Frank Lyons, Gary Mandella and a special guest appearance by Chris Harrison will highlight the finale of TVG’s summer-long 20th anniversary celebration, on a special TVG Alumni telecast on Sunday, Sept. 1, from Del Mar. The telecast will feature the return of many popular TVG personalities from the past 20 years.  […]

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Ray’s Best Bets Presented By Del Mar: Where The Turf Meets The Surf

I’ve made no secret of my love for Southern California’s Del Mar racetrack. Located on fair grounds property leased from the state’s 22nd Agricultural District 20 miles north of San Diego and a few furlongs from the Pacific Ocean, it’s the only North American track whose theme song’s lyrics tells you how to get there.  […]

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Del Mar Names Veteran Team For Upcoming Summer Meet

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 80th summer racing season beginning Wednesday led by a seasoned collection of veteran racing officials. As they have for the past six years, Tom Robbins and David Jerkens will team up to run the show out of the seaside track’s racing department. Robbins, who hails from one of […]

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Del Mar Offers ‘Baby Bonus’ For Smaller Trainers Entering Juveniles In Maiden Special Weight Dirt Races

Del Mar will present a unique “baby bonus” to horsemen who run 2-year-olds in open maiden special weight races this summer at the seaside track, offering a 25% boost to purse winnings on top of their regular payouts. There are two provisos that go with the arrangement: The races can be run short or long, […]

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‘So Far, So Great’: Del Mar Surface Safer – But Slower – This Season

After the 2016 summer meet saw a rash of equine fatalities, Del Mar officials knew that something would have to be done to make the racing surface safer. One of the first things management did was to bring in track superintendent Dennis Moore. According to the Orange County Register, Moore and his crew have implemented several changes to the main […]

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Del Mar To Unveil New Infield LED Board At Upcoming Meet

Racing fans will have a brand new crisp and clear way to see their horses in action this summer at Del Mar following the installation of a 21-foot high, 35-foot wide LED video board in the track’s infield. The state-of-the-art installation, which provides an improved 8-millimeter display upgrade over the 10-millimeter display previous put in […]

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CHRB Pressured To Investigate Equine Fatalities At Del Mar

A large contingent of animal rights advocates were in attendance at the latest meeting of the California Horse Racing Board to urge the board to investigate the recent spate of equine fatalities at the current Del Mar meeting. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that several animal rights advocates from the San Diego community attended the meeting, including former Assemblywoman […]

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Wedding Bells: Joe Talamo Skips Friday Races To Marry Elizabeth Ellis

Taking a racing day off is a rare thing for Joe Talamo. Then again, it’s not every day a man gets married. So Talamo’s name will not be found on the programs for the card at Del Mar. It will, instead, be prominent on the programs passed out late this Friday afternoon at Our Lady […]

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