DEL MAR, Calif.—There’s a lot of excitement this weekend at Del Mar. Stakes galore including three graded stakes, special fan events and more!
Hector Berrios is making an impression with his first summer at Del Mar, scoring some big wins from few mounts.
Berrios brings some impressive credentials with him to the seaside oval. In his home country of Chile, he was leading rider last year, and has won eight Triple Crown races and four Derbys, compiling an impressive resume in his native land.
Photo by Ernie Belmonte
He added to his accomplishments Saturday, sweeping Blue Stripe past defending champion Shedaresthedevil to score an upset in the GI Clement L Hirsch Stakes and earn Blue Stripe a spot in the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff this fall.
|Fri. Aug 12 GRADUATION STAKES Two-year-olds, Cal-Bred|
|Sat. Aug 13 SORRENTO STAKES (GII) Fillies, Two-year-olds|
|Sat. Aug 13 YELLOW RIBBON HANDICAP (GII) Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds & up|
|Sun. Aug 14 BEST PAL STAKES (GIII) Two-year-olds|
WEEKEND SPECIAL EVENTS
UNCORKED DEL MAR: Saturday, August 13
Ladies grab your hats and gents pull out your bow ties… Uncorked is coming back to the track for the 3rd annual Del Mar Summer Wine Festival.
Enjoy over 100 wines and champagnes from around the globe, sample from top local food trucks and enjoy music all while trackside watching the races from the Stretch Run. For tickets click. Click for video.
BEACH BOSS: Saturday, August 13
There’s a new boss at the beach! Billy Koch & Michelle Yu are inviting all takers to test his handicapping know-how. Each week a new challenger will face Billy Koch in a handicapping showdown to determine who steps up as Boss of the Beach. One race. $100 to be played in any combination of Win, Place or Show bets.
Join in each week live on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube to witness the throwdown and play along in the free Online Handicapping Contest to win a VIP Trip for Two to Del Mar in 2022. To stream click here.
DAYBREAK: Saturdays & Sundays
Early risers may enjoy breakfast with the works on Saturdays and Sundays this summer. Diners will be treated to complimentary coffee and view morning workouts from the open-air table seating and gain insider insights from horsewoman and racing broadcaster Michelle Yu.
• Admission not required for Daybreak at Del Mar
• Parking $10. Validate parking ticket at Food Concessions and receive a refund at parking lot exit by 9:30 AM.
BEST BET: Sunday, August 14
Join Frank Scatoni this Summer as he hosts a Handicapping Seminar every Sunday at 11 AM live on Del Mar’s social channels. Each week a guest will join Frank to provide insight on the card and their best bet of the day. To stream click here.
SILKS GIFT SHOP
Head to the track in true Del Mar style with the 2022 Signature Shirt. Click here to shop now.
TaylorMade Golfball Giveaway
Enter for your chance to win a 1-year supply of Tour Response golf. Click here to enter.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club News Release