Big Win for Big Macher

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 27, 2014) -- Claimed for $20,000 from a maiden race at Del Mar last summer, Big Macher climaxed his rise to  stakes prominence with an upset of odds-on favored Goldencents in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes Sunday.

Statement From DMTC

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 26, 2014) -- Del Mar is deeply saddened by the loss of Thoroughbred lives we have experienced at the track since the start of our season.  Four of those losses have come on our new turf course. Despite that, we continue to have the utmost confidence in the course, as do our partners in this race meet -- the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Trainers, the Jockeys’ Guild and the California Horse Racing Board – all of whom have expressed that confidence to us today.

Jockey Club Releases Pedigree Binder

From The Jockey Club
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 23, 2014) -- The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS) today unveiled the Pedigree Binder, which enables users to easily manage, store, and view Equineline pedigrees online. The new tool is available for no additional charge whenever someone purchases an Equineline pedigree, race record, or mare produce record in PDF format.

Art Sherman Wins Pincay Award

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 23, 2014) -- Art Sherman, a career racetracker who rose to the pinnacle of the sport this past spring when he guided the mercurial colt California Chrome to the edge of racing immortality in a thrilling Triple Crown run, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award.

CHRB Meeting Summary

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 21, 2014) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Friday, July 18, in the Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. 1st Vice Chair Bo Derek, 2nd Vice Chair Richard Rosenberg and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper and George Krikorian were in attendance.

Graded Stakes on FOX

DEL MAR, Calif. )July 17, 2014) -- The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will bring viewers to the opening weekend at two iconic American racetracks, Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course, on Sunday with a special, two-hour telecast featuring the Eddie Read Stakes and TVG Coaching Club American Oaks.

Houses Passes Permanent Depreciation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2014) -- Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4718, a bill that amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent 50% bonus depreciation for qualified property purchased and placed in service after December 31, 2013.  The House also recently voted to permanently increase the expense allowance to $500,000 (with a $2 million investment threshold), up from the current level of $25,000 ($200,000 threshold).

Daybreak at Del Mar Returns

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 7, 2014) --  For the 15th summer in a row, one of Del Mar’s most popular attractions – “Daybreak at Del Mar” – is back on the agenda for a unique mix of fine breakfast fare and those majestic Thoroughbreds stretching their legs on sun-splashed mornings alongside the Pacific Ocean.

NBC to Air Breeders’ Cup Preps

ARCADIA, Calif. (Apr. 21, 2014) -- Eighteen of the major preps giving horses an automatic berth in a Breeders’ Cup race will be televised live on NBC or NBC Sports this summer and fall under a new agreement between Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and the network’s parent company, according to an announcement by both parties Monday.