Craig Siedler, from Henderson, NV, catapulted into the lead in the second race Saturday and never looked back in the two-day 18th annual Del Mar Summer Challenge. Siedler won handily over 127 classy entries with a final bankroll of an unfathomable $
Building on its pre-meet enhancements and the sparkling success of its current racing season, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club today announced a pair of major increases to key stakes races on its 2021 schedule.
Mark Glatt saddled Collusion Illusion and Law Abidin Citizen for the 2020 edition of the Bing Crosby Stakes and was rewarded with a 1-3 finish that provided him the first Grade I victory of his 16-year career as a Thoroughbred trainer.
The 27th annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar drew more than 100 contestants. Categories included Most Glamorous, Best Fascinator, Best Flowers and Best Racing/All Others. Contestants competed for more than $4,000 in cash and prizes.
Del Mar established an Opening Day record handle mark of $21,339,6453, which smashed by 29.3% the previous all-time high of $16,500,914 set in 2016. Last year’s Opening Day handle was $15,024,635, which was bested by 42% by today’s number.