Soaring Beyond $100,000: Del Mar’s Unprecedented Maiden Allowance Dirt Purses

Experience the Thrills of Del Mar Race Track’s Summer Season

Unprecedented Maiden Allowance Payouts

Del Mar Race Track is gearing up for its highly anticipated 84th summer season, and this year, they are taking maiden allowance races on dirt to new heights. Building on the success of last year’s program, Del Mar is once again upping the ante by offering an exclusive and generous bonus package designed specifically for maiden runners. The track’s latest initiative presents an alluring opportunity for eligible participants in maiden allowance races, including California-bred events and maiden-claiming races with a minimum purse level of $62,500. However, there’s one crucial requirement: maidens must be associated with trainers who have no more than 60 horses stabled in Southern California.

In an extraordinary display of their dedication to top-quality racing, Del Mar has decided to raise the maiden allowance purses to an unprecedented California record of $82,000. To make the offer even more enticing, they are introducing a 25% maiden bonus, elevating the potential purse value to an astounding $102,500. This exceptional offer extends to maiden-claiming races with impressive purse levels of $150,000, $80,000, and $62,500, significantly enhancing the overall rewards.

The “Ship & Win” Program

The bonus program ensures that horses finishing from first to fifth place will receive their fair share of the rewards, adding an extra layer of excitement and competitiveness to each race. Del Mar’s renowned “Ship & Win” program also returns this year, providing maiden allowance runners with a unique opportunity. Participants in this program pay a modest $5,000 starter fee and receive a generous 50% supplement for dirt races. This combination sets the stage for an extraordinary scenario where a “Ship & Win” qualifier has the potential to compete for a remarkable total purse of $143,500, including the initial purse, the 25% boost as a qualifying maiden, and the additional 50% enhancement as a “Ship & Win” qualifier.

Thoroughbred Owners of California Offer Support

Gary Fenton, chairman of the esteemed Thoroughbred Owners of California, fully endorses this financial incentive, recognizing its importance in establishing balance within the racing ecosystem. Fenton commends Del Mar for their innovative changes that promote growth in the horse population and contribute to the expansion of the field size, benefiting all members of the racing community. Del Mar’s progressive initiatives solidify their position as industry trailblazers.

Purse Distribution and Stakes Races

Del Mar’s summer season promises to be a captivating spectacle, with over $25 million allocated in purses. The average daily purse payout exceeds an impressive $800,000, ensuring fierce competition and thrilling races each day. Additionally, the track has scheduled 39 stakes races, with a combined value of an astounding $8,275,000. This exceptional lineup firmly establishes Del Mar as the premier racing destination and sets the stage for their most lucrative season to date.

Exciting Season Opener

Excitement is reaching its peak as the historic track prepares to kick off its season with a thrilling three-day weekend from July 21 to 23. This will be followed by five consecutive four-day weeks, offering abundant opportunities for trainers, jockeys, and horses to leave their mark. The Labor Day celebrations on September 4 will feature a special five-day week, adding an extra level of excitement to the summer season at Del Mar.

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