Keyword: Joe Harper

  • David Flores aboard Zenyatta in 2008

    Jockey David Flores Retires From Riding

    David Flores got a handshake from Del Mar president Joe Harper and a pat on the back from fellow jockey Gary Stevens just after the second race, but he lingered around the winner's circle for a while July 30 to soak in the moment with his family.

  • Del Mar's track management is led by Dennis Moore, new director of track maintenance

    Del Mar Addressing Safety, Field Size Concerns

    The presence of the Breeders' Cup in early November in many ways frames the 36-day summer meet, with the iconic seaside racetrack taking on safety issues and field size challenges that the region and overall racing industry also are confronting.

  • Arms Runner will try for a third win in as many starts in the Oceanside Stakes

    Oceanside Stakes Will Get Del Mar Meet Rolling

    In the time between races of Del Mar's 10-race opening day card July 19, fans and horsemen figure to give some thought to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be contested at the seaside Southern California track this fall.

  • Dennis Moore at Santa Anita Park in 2014

    Del Mar Hires Veteran Trackman Dennis Moore

    Veteran trackman Dennis Moore, the track superintendent at Santa Anita Park, has agreed to accept the additional role of director of track maintenance at Del Mar, the San Diego County racetrack announced Jan. 19.

  • Del Mar racing

    Handle, Purses Down Slightly at Del Mar

    Highlighted by its most successful single day ever, a sparkling parade of stakes races, and a continuing enhancement of its reputation as a sporting-entertainment venue, Del Mar raced to an uplifting finish to its 77th summer season Sept. 5.

  • Del Mar, Jockey Club Back Enhanced Testing

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and The Jockey Club formally announced that they both will provide additional funding to the Ken Maddy Laboratory at the University California-Davis to enhance the California Horse Racing Board's medication testing program.

  • Del Mar Ready to Kick Off 76th Summer Season

    When Del Mar kicks off its 76th summer season July 16, the seaside California oval will be marking a return to a dirt main surface after eight years with a synthetic track as mandated by the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Daily Handle, Attendance Strong at Del Mar

    The first "Bing Crosby Season" at Del Mar ended successfully Nov. 30 as the four-week meeting saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California's newest season of Thoroughbred racing.

  • David Martinez

    Del Mar Employee Honored for Heroic Action

    Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez, who rescued a boy from a burning trailer this summer, will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority at the group's annual awards banquet Dec. 3.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Posts Attendance, Handle Declines

    Ending with an impressive victory by American Pharoah in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concluded its 36-day meet Sept. 3 with declines in average daily wagering and attendance.

  • The Jockey Club Tour Visits Saratoga, Del Mar

    The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will cover Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, July 20, with a two-hour telecast featuring the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) and TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I).

  • Eddie Delahoussaye was presented the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award in 2013.

    Del Mar Gives Laffit Pincay Award New Home

    The Laffit Pincay Jr. Award, established at Hollywood Park in 2004, will continue at Del Mar this summer when it is presented by the Hall of Fame jockey July 27.

  • Santa Anita Park abandoned its Pro-Ride track to return to dirt in 2010.

    Southern CA Synthetic Track Era Nears End

    With the announcement that Del Mar plans to switch from Polytrack back to a dirt main track in 2015, the grand experiment with synthetic racing surfaces in Southern California is likely coming to an end.

  • Native Diver

    Native Diver Monument Moving to Del Mar

    A 20-foot long monument within the garden paddock at Betfair Hollywood Park that marks the burial place of the great Native Diver will be moved, along with his remains, to Del Mar in the next few weeks.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Handle Up by 5.2%, Attendance Even

    Following on the heels of a robust 2012 season, Del Mar did even better in 2013 with all key business categories finishing on the upswing as the track's 74th summer session came to a close Sept. 4.

  • Hollywood Plans to Remain Open for Training

    Slated to close for development Dec. 22, Betfair Hollywood Park is planning to stay open for training through Jan. 31--and perhaps longer, the California Horse Racing Board was told Aug. 22.

  • Del Mar to Host Charity Golf Tournament

    Golfers and horsemen will support the Winners Foundation and California Racetrack Chaplaincy Outreach by participation in the Aug. 12 Del Mar Charity Classic Golf Tournament, to be held at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.

  • Del Mar to Match CARMA Funds

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and California Retirement Management Account have announced a new matching funds program beginning with the upcoming 2013 race meeting at the seaside track opening July 17.

  • Racing at Del Mar

    Purses, Handle Soar at Del Mar's 75th Meet

    Del Mar completed its 75th season with sizable increases in purses and on-track and all-source wagering, but attendance took a slight dip during the 37-day meet at the Southern California track that ended Sept. 5.

  • Exchange Wagering Grilled at CHRB Meeting

    Exchange wagering in California drew some strong opposition from The Stronach Group and several horsemen's organizations during its first California Horse Racing Board committee hearing Feb. 9 at Santa Anita.

  • Del Mar Earns Re-Accreditation from Alliance

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The re-accreditation followed a complete review of the facility.

  • Richard Mandella was present at the meeting.

    California Racing Execs Address Online Gaming

    As California eyes potential revenue from Internet gaming, horse racing executives made it clear to a state senate committee in Sacramento July 12 they want to be part of any legislation that may result.

  • Craig Fravel

    Fravel Named Breeders' Cup President, CEO

    Del Mar president and general manager Craig Fravel has been named to succeed Greg Avioli as president and CEO of Breeders' Cup. His stint will begin July 18.

  • California Screamin'--Issues Get Airing Out

    Issues impacting the long-term health of California horse racing were dissected Dec. 9 and produced a general message: Think outside the box, because the prospect of revenue from gaming is very dim.