Del Mar Digs Into Dirt

By San Diego Union Tribune
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 6, 2015) — Monday after the San Diego County Fair ends is moving day, with the carnival and rides moving out and the Del Mar horse racing crew moving in, and in this case, this year, to start a new era of racing at the seaside oval.

Seminar Precedes Paddock Sale

From TOC
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 3, 2015) -- Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Barretts Sales and Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) will host "Buying a Racehorse," a free new owner seminar and preview of the Paddock Sale at Del Mar on Saturday, July 25, 2015. The seminar will begin at 9 a.m. in the Veranda Café and conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Jim Rome to Give Keynote Address

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2015) -- Jim Rome, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the host of “The Jim Rome Show” on CBS Sports Radio and “Jim Rome On Showtime,” will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, The Jockey Club, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association host the second Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Hallandale Beach, Fla., in January 2016.

Jack Disney Passes at 80

From Santa Anita Publicity
ARCADIA, Calif. (July 1, 2015)—Jack Disney, a longtime sports writer with the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner, who went on to serve as Director of Publicity at Hollywood Park and who was an integral part of Santa Anita’s publicity efforts for many years, passed away at his home in Irvine on Monday at the age of 80 following a long bout with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (C.O.P.D.).

Barretts Yearling Catalog Now Online

From Barretts
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 1, 2015) -- The catalog for the inaugural Barretts Select Yearling Sale is now on-line and will be mailed soon.  This auction of 68 yearlings will be held on Saturday night, August 15 starting approximately 30 minutes after the last race in the Surfside Race Place located on the grounds of the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California.  We believe this will be the best group of yearlings in terms of quality and depth to be offered in the Western United States in the last 30 years and that this auction will soon become a yearly marquee event of the summer Del Mar race meet.  Because of the depth of the quality for this sale, we have instituted for the first time an “Also Eligible List” which begins with Hip Number 70 in the catalog and will allow horses to “scratch into the sale” if a yearling numerically below them (in terms of Hip Number) is withdrawn.

Del Mar Preparing for American Pharoah

By utsandiego.com
DEL MAR, Calif. (June 30, 2015) — Del Mar’s opening day on July 16 is approaching, well, like American Pharoah rolling in the stretch. And anyone at Santa Anita over closing weekend of The Great Race Place’s 39-day spring meeting couldn’t help but notice that horse racing is in full stride right now. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jun/29/american-pharoah-del-mar-backstretch/