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Opening Day At The 76th Annual Del Mar Horse Racing


  • WHEN Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
  • WHERE Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $10 - $30

Join 47,000 other race fans as they flock to the track for the most prestigious day of racing in the west – Opening Day at Del Mar. The 76th annual racing season begins Wednesday, July 17, 2013 and runs through Wednesday, September 4. With tickets starting at only $10, everyone can afford to join the fun!

Hundreds of fashion-forward guests participate in “The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest” at the Del Mar Racetrack. Come and see extravagant hats, beautiful horses, and mingle with an exclusive crowd while enjoying the ocean breeze.

Sign up between 11:30 am and 3:00 pm in the Plaza de Mexico located just inside the Stretch Run admission gates. Be sure to watch the Hats Parade featuring all the contestants at 3:00 pm.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with the first post at 2 p.m.
Opening Day prices: Stretch Run admission $10, Clubhouse admission $20, General parking $10.

Opening Day also includes Del Mar's Ultimate Party. Tickets are $30 per person and include:
-Live band- San Diego's award winning Vokab Kompany
-DJ's play throughout the day in multiple areas. Featuring DJ Sam Spiegel plus Red Bull presents DJ's G*Roy & DJ Flesch spinning from the Red Bull military extreme truck.
-Large private trackside areas for food & beverage, wagering, giant video board and restrooms
-Microbrew Beer Garden with 50+ beers and special food stands
-Limited first-come first-served seating in shaded areas
-Win prizes and gift bags from event partners plus many activities including BCBGeneration women's beauty bar

For more information, visit

Location: Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar, CA 92014 Google Maps

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional image of Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack.

Above: Promotional image of Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack.


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