Posts tagged as: Del Mar Racing

Acclamation Overwhelms Del Mar Meet


It was a wire-to-wire victory for Acclamation at the 21st running of Del Mar’s $1 Million Pacific Classic on Aug. 28. The five-year-old California-bred horse was ridden by Patrick Valenzuela. “He’s a great horse. And it doesn’t matter – grass or dirt of Poly. He’s just a runner,” Valenzuela said. Overall, Acclamation’s stellar performance at […]

Chantal Sutherland Plays the Field

Jockey Chantal Sutherland

Jockey Chantal Sutherland veered from tradition when she decided to work the Del Mar meet this summer, rather than heading back to her native Canada to ride at Woodbine. But Sutherland isn’t one for following formulas. The only thing she likes to be predictable at is winning. “When you pick a meet, you kind of […]

Del Mar’s Lanni Dead at 68


The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s J. Terrence Lanni has died  at age 68. Lanni, who had been a member of the DMTC’s board of directors since 2001, passed away July 14 at his home in Pasadena, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. Lanni was also the former chairman and CEO of MGM Mirage, having […]

Del Mar names race officials

Starting Wednesday, July 20, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will begin its 72nd racing season, led by a veteran team of racing officials. At the helm will be DMTC’s executive vice president, racing and industry relations, Tom Robbins, who also serves as the track’s director of racing and racing secretary. This will be his 31st […]

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