Bing Crosby meet

Collmus Returns to Call Del Mar's Fall Meet

Race caller Larry Collmus will return for the third time, calling the majority of Del Mar's upcoming Bing Crosby Season, which runs from Nov. 11 through Dec. 4. John Lies will handle the mic for the first weekend, Nov. 11-13. "We're so fortunate that we again can call on the services of a first-class announcer like Larry," said Del Mar's president and COO, Josh Rubinstein. "Not only does he do an exceptional job for us in the announcer's booth, but he's a plus for our side on the social media...

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Del Mar Ends Season on High

Del Mar rounded out its 2021 racing calendar Dec. 5 with the conclusion of its eighth Bing Crosby Season following its successful fall and summer meets. Between them, the pair totaled a combined final wagering mark of $943.49 million, a record for the seaside oval. Among highlights this season, the oval saw the return of racing fans, healthy purses in addition to hosting another record-setting Breeders' Cup. Also in 2021, a single horse was injured catastrophically in the 426 races and 3,552 starters that performed during the two meets. Total...

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Del Mar Fall Meet Kicks off Oct. 31

Del Mar's seventh Bing Crosby fall race meeting, which begins Saturday Oct. 31 for its 15-day run and continues through Sunday, Nov. 29, will offer 16 stakes races, headed by the GI Hollywood Derby Nov. 28 and GI Matriarch S. Nov. 29. Nine of the track's fall stakes will be run on its Jimmy Durant Turf Course. Following its Saturday/Sunday opening weekend, the track will settle into a Friday-through-Sunday format for the following three weeks, then close things out with a four-day finish starting on Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 26. The...

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Del Mar Releases Fall Condition Book

Del Mar released the first condition book for the seventh Bing Crosby Season, an eight-day book that will cover the first half of the 15-day meeting, which runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 29. The condition book is available on-line at Hard copies also are being distributed at racing centers throughout California. "Our fall meet has just gotten better and better as we've gone along," said Del Mar's racing secretary David Jerkens. "We're again putting the emphasis on the two things that have worked very well for us in the...

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Del Mar Releases Fall Stakes Schedule

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club outlined its fall stakes schedule consisting of 16 stakes worth $2,250,000 and will be presented through its 15-day Bing Crosby Season, beginning  Oct. 31. Del Mar has added a pair of California-bred sprint stakes for juveniles that were not on its agenda the past two seasons. Nine of the 16 fall stakes are graded; nine of the 16 stakes will be run on turf; seven of the stakes--all of them on grass--will be presented over the track's extended closing weekend which begins Thanksgiving Day, and continues...

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