Main Track: One Mile oval.
Turf Course: Seven eighth’s Mile.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 919 feet.
Exotic Wagering Format
$1. Exacta and $2 Quinella on all races.
$2. Pick 6 on last 6 races.
$2. “Rolling” Daily Double beginning on first race.
$1. “Rolling” Pick Three beginning on race 1.
$1. Trifecta on all races with six or more betting intrests.
$1. Superfecta on all races with 8 or more betting interests.
$1. Pick Four on first and last 4 races.
$1. Place “Pick All” on all live races.
Win, place, and show: 15.43%
All other exotic wagering: 20.68%
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
P.O. Box 700
Del Mar, California 92014
Via De La Valle & Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California 92014
Telephone: (858) 755-1141 (switchboard)
Fax: (858) 793-5533 (information line)
Created by a partnership that included actors Bing Crosby and Jimmy Durante, Del Mar opened its door in 1937. Aside from its famous owners Del Mar becamse well-known after hosting a famous one-off race between Seabiscuit and Ligaroti, which was the first race televised on NBC. Crosby held his first Bing Crosby Handicap in1946, and the track was one of the most famous of the Post-WWII era.
Del Mar has undergone extensive renovations since its opening, especially in the 1990s, which made way for the Grade One Pacific Classic and its $1,000,000 purse. Opening Day at Del Mar is one of the most anticipated events in horse racing, with close to 40,000 in attendance for this event.
Stakes Races Bing Crosby Breeders’ Cup Handicap (Gr. 1) Del Mar Debutante Stakes (Gr. 1) Del Mar Oaks (Gr. 1) Eddie Read Handicap (Gr. 1) John C. Mabee Handicap (Gr. 1) Pacific Classic Stakes (Gr. 1) Best Pal Stakes (Gr. 2) Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (Gr. 2) Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 2) Del Mar Derby (Gr. 2) Del Mar Futurity (Gr. 2) Del Mar Handicap (Gr. 2) La Jolla Handicap (Gr. 2) Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 2) Pat O'Brien Handicap (Gr. 2) San Clemente Handicap (Gr. 2) San Diego Handicap (Gr. 2) Rancho Bernardo Handicap (Gr. 3) Sorrento Stakes (Gr.3) Adoration Handicap C.E.R.F. Handicap CTBA Stakes CTT and Thoroughbred Owners of California Handicap California Dreamin’ Handicap Daisycutter Stakes El Cajon Stakes Escondido Handicap Fleet Treat Stakes Generous Portion Stakes Graduation Stakes Green Flash Handicap Harry F. Brubaker Handicap I’m Smokin Stakes La Jolla Handicap Oceanside Stakes Ocunitas Handicap Pirate’s Bounty Handicap Real Good Deal Stakes Solana Beach Handicap Torrey Pines Stakes Viejas Casino Handicap Wickerr Handicap Windy Sands Handicap