Above: Promotional image of the Del Mar Racetrack, season begins July 18th- September 5th.
On July 18th, more than 45,000 fans are expected to attend what has become one of the marquee summertime events in Southern California: opening day at the beautiful Del Mar Racetrack.
Come enjoy a day at the place where California’s coolest crowd gets together for big bets, big horses and even bigger fun.
Opening Day also marks the return of a long-time Del Mar tradition: the “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest,” where West Coast fashionistas square off in a battle of dazzling and elegant headwear. There is plenty to fall in love with at Del Mar during the track’s special 75th year, so start your summer off with a bang.
Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with the first post at 2 p.m.
Racing takes place Wednesday through Sunday until September 5, 2012.
Opening Day prices: Stretch Run admission $10, Clubhouse admission $20, General parking $10.
For more information, visit www.delmarscene.com
Location: Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar, CA 92014 Google Maps