Del Mar Oaks
|Del Mar Oaks|
|Grade 1 race|
|Location||Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, U.S.
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1 1⁄8 miles (9 furlongs)|
The Del Mar Oaks is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid August at the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. Open to three-year-old fillies, it is contested at a distance of one and one-eighth miles (9 furlongs) on the turf. Since 1994 it has been a Grade I event.
From its inception in 1957 through 1964, the Del Mar Oaks was raced at a distance of one mile on dirt.
It was raced in two divisions in 1966 and again in 1970.
Speed record: (at current distance of 1 1⁄8 miles)
- 1:46.26 - Amorama (2004)
Most wins by an owner:
- 4 - Howard B. Keck (1970, 1971, 1975, 1986)
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by a trainer:
- 7 - Charlie Whittingham (1970, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1982, 1986, 1991)