Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Race Track

Del Mar

As part of its upwards flow of positives for the summer 2022 race meet, Del Mar has unveiled an enhanced stakes schedule that features 34 major races with more than half of them boosted above their 2021 purse numbers resulting in a record gross value of $8,275,000 for its 31-day stand, the 83rd in the seaside track’s rich history.

Besides the major stakes, there also will be increases from $80,000 to $100,000 for all five of its overnight stakes.

Major stakes purse raises will be in effect ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, notably including amplifications to a pair of Grade I offering – the six-furlong Bing Crosby Stakes on Saturday, July 30 climbing from $300,000 to $400,000 and the filly and mare showcase that is the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes on Saturday, August 6 also rising from $300,000 to $400,000.

In 2021, the shore oval’s stakes schedule carried a gross value of $7,450,000. This year’s additional $825,000 in purse monies means an approximate 10% increase for black type runners, making it the most lucrative stakes schedule in the shore oval’s history. All told 16 major stakes are worth more money for this go-round, along with the increases for the five overnights.

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“This is Del Mar shining bright and I believe our horsemen and women are going to be delighted with it,” said David Jerkens, one of the track’s vice presidents and its racing secretary. “Across the board we have exceptional offerings for most any type of good horse you’d care to bring our way. We’re proud to present this program and expect it will be well received.”

The track’s premier event is the Grade I, $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday, September 3. The mile and one quarter for 3-year-olds and up will be bolstered once again by four additional stakes surrounding it on a rich card that undoubtedly will be the highlight of the summer season.

Along with the “Classic” will be a trio of Grade II races, all carrying $300,000 purses: the Del Mar Handicap at 11 furlongs on turf; the Del Mar Mile at eight furlongs on turf, and the Caesars Sportsbook Del Mar Derby at nine furlongs on turf. The cherry on top of the afternoon will be the $125,000 Shared Belief Stakes at a mile on the main track.

Joining the three Grade I headliners already mentioned are three other Grade I presentations in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks on Saturday, August 20; the $300,000 TVG Del Mar Debutante on Saturday, September 10, and the $300,000 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity on Sunday, September 11.

Additionally, the track will offer a stakes tripleheader on Saturday, September 10 (TVG Del Mar Debutante, John C. Mabee Stakes, Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf) and nine other weekend dates where it has scheduled stakes doubleheaders.

Further, Del Mar also will present its usual compliment of eight California-bred stakes, part of the Golden State Stakes Series that consists of 36 races at tracks up and down the state worth more than $4.4 million. Its stakes are the $175,000 Fleet Treat Stakes, the $175,000 Real Good Deal Stakes, the $150,000 California Dreamin’ Stakes, the $125,000 CTBA Stakes, the $125,000 Graduation Stakes, the $150,000 Solana Beach Stakes, the $125,000 Generous Portion Stakes and the $125,000 I’m Smokin Stakes.

Del Mar will open its season with a three-day weekend (Friday, July 22, 23 and 24), then have five four-day weeks (Thursday through Sunday), a five-day week (including Labor Day Monday, September 5), then finish with a Friday-through-Sunday weekend (September 9, 10 and 11).

Main Track: One Mile oval.
Turf Course: Seven eighth’s Mile.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 919 feet.

Post Times
2:00 p.m.


Exotic Wagering Format
Quinella $2.00 All Races
Exacta $1.00 All Races
Trifecta 50¢ All races with at least 3 betting interests
Superfecta 10¢ All races with at least 4 betting interests
Place Pick All $1.00 Starts with Race 1
On days with 11 Races, starts with Race 2
Parlay $2.00 Starting with all races except the final race
At least two but no more than six races
Rolling Double $2.00 Starting with all races except the final race
Rolling Pick-3 50¢ Starting with the first race and ending with the last three
Pick-6 $2.00 The last six races
Pick-5 50¢ Early Pick-5 is the first five races
Late Pick-5 is the last five races
Pick-4 50¢ Early Pick-4 is races 2-5
Late Pick-4 is the last four races
Super High Five $1.00 Last race – requires at least 7 betting interests
Will not preclude the Superfecta.

Takeout Information
Win, place, and show: 15.43%
All other exotic wagering: 22.68% (Super 23.68%)

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
P.O. Box 700
Del Mar, California 92014

Street Address:
Via De La Valle & Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California 92014

Telephone: (858) 755-1141 (switchboard)
Fax: (858) 793-5533 (information line)
Website: www.dmtc.com

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.

2022 Stakes Schedule

DATE RACE / CONDITIONS PURSE / DISTANCE
Fri. Jul. 22nd OCEANSIDE STAKES
Three-year-olds, N/W S/S of $50,000 at 1 M o/o in 2022
$100,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile (T)
Sat. Jul. 23rd SAN CLEMENTE STAKES (Gr. II)
Fillies, Three-year-olds
$200,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile (T)
Sat. Jul. 23rd Osunitas Stakes
Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up, N/W S/S $50,000 at 1 M o/o since Sept. 1
$100,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile (T)
Sun. Jul. 24th COUGAR II STAKES (Gr. III)
Three-year-olds & up
$125,000 Guaranteed
1 1/2 Miles
Sun. Jul. 24th Wickerr Stakes
Three-year-olds & up, N/W S/S of $50,000 at 1 M o/o since Sept. 1
$100,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile (T)
Thu. Jul. 28th FLEET TREAT STAKES
Fillies, Three-year-olds, Cal-Bred
$175,000 Guaranteed
7 Furlongs
Fri. Jul. 29th Daisycutter Handicap
Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up
$100,000 Guaranteed
5 Furlongs (T)
Sat. Jul. 30th SAN DIEGO HANDICAP (Gr. II)
Three-year-olds & up
$300,000 Guaranteed
1 1/16 Miles
Sat. Jul. 30th BING CROSBY STAKES (Gr. I)
Three-year-olds & up
$400,000 Guaranteed
6 Furlongs
Sun. Jul. 31st EDDIE READ STAKES (Gr. II)
Three-year-olds & up
$250,000 Guaranteed
1 1/8 Miles (T)
Fri. Aug. 5th REAL GOOD DEAL STAKES
Three-year-olds, Cal-Bred
$175,000 Guaranteed
7 Furlongs
Sat. Aug. 6th CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ STAKES
Three-year-olds & up, Cal-Bred
$150,000 Guaranteed
1 1/16 Miles (T)
Sat. Aug. 6th CLEMENT L. HIRSCH STAKES (Gr. I)
Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up
$400,000 Guaranteed
1 1/16 Miles
Sun. Aug. 7th LA JOLLA HANDICAP (Gr. III)
Three-year-olds
$150,000 Guaranteed
1 1/16 Miles (T)
Sun. Aug. 7th CTBA STAKES
Fillies, Two-year-olds, Cal-Bred
$125,000 Guaranteed
5 1/2 Furlongs
Fri. Aug. 12th GRADUATION STAKES
Two-year-olds, Cal-Bred
$125,000 Guaranteed
5 1/2 Furlongs
Sat. Aug. 13th SORRENTO STAKES (GR. II)
Fillies, Two-year-olds
$200,000 Guaranteed
6 Furlongs
Sat. Aug. 13th YELLOW RIBBON HANDICAP (Gr. II)
Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up
$250,000 Guaranteed
1 1/16 Miles (T)
Sun. Aug. 14th BEST PAL STAKES (Gr. III)
Two-year-olds
$200,000 Guaranteed
6 Furlongs
Fri. Aug. 19th CTT & TOC Stakes
Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up
$100,000 Guaranteed
1 3/8 Miles (T)
Sat. Aug. 20th DEL MAR OAKS (Gr. I)
Fillies, Three-year-olds
$300,000 Guaranteed
1 1/8 Miles (T)
Sun. Aug. 21st SOLANA BEACH STAKES
Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up, Cal-Bred
$150,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile (T)
Sat. Aug. 27th PAT O’BRIEN STAKES (Gr. II)
Three-year-olds & up
$250,000 Guaranteed
7 Furlongs
Sun. Aug. 28th RANCHO BERNARDO HANDICAP (Gr. III)
Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up
$150,000 Guaranteed
6 1/2 Furlongs
Sat. Sep. 3rd TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC (Gr. I)
Three-year-olds & up
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
1 1/4 Miles
Sat. Sep. 3rd DEL MAR HANDICAP (Gr. II)
Three-year-olds & up
$300,000 Guaranteed
1 3/8 Miles (T)
Sat. Sep. 3rd DEL MAR MILE (Gr. II)
Three-year-olds & up
$300,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile (T)
Sat. Sep. 3rd CAESARS SPORTSBOOK DEL MAR DERBY (Gr. II)
Three-year-olds
$300,000 Guaranteed
1 1/8 Miles (T)
Sat. Sep. 3rd SHARED BELIEF STAKES
Three-year-olds
$125,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile
Sun. Sep. 4th TORREY PINES STAKES (Gr. III)
Fillies, Three-year-olds
$125,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile
Sun. Sep. 4th GREEN FLASH HANDICAP (Gr. III)
Three-year-olds & up
$150,000 Guaranteed
5 Furlongs (T)
Mon. Sep. 5th GENEROUS PORTION STAKES
Fillies, Two-year-olds, Cal-Bred
$125,000 Guaranteed
6 Furlongs
Mon. Sep. 5th Tranquility Lake Stakes
Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up, N/W S/S $50,000 at 1 M o/o since Feb. 1
$100,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile
Fri. Sep. 9th I’M SMOKIN STAKES
Two-year-olds, Cal-Bred
$125,000 Guaranteed
6 Furlongs
Sat. Sep. 10th JOHN C. MABEE STAKES (Gr. II)
Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up
$250,000 Guaranteed
1 1/8 Miles (T)
Sat. Sep. 10th TVG DEL MAR DEBUTANTE (Gr. I)
Fillies, Two-year-olds
$300,000 Guaranteed
7 Furlongs
Sat. Sep. 10th DEL MAR JUVENILE FILLIES TURF
Fillies, Two-year-olds
$100,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile (T)
Sun. Sep. 11th DEL MAR JUVENILE TURF (Gr. III)
Two-year-olds
$100,000 Guaranteed
1 Mile (T)
Sun. Sep. 11th RUNHAPPY DEL MAR FUTURITY (Gr. I)
Two-year-olds
$300,000 Guaranteed
7 Furlongs
NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022


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