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2017 Del Mar Racing Series Opening Day


  • WHEN Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at noon
  • WHERE Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
    Map | Website
  • AGES All ages
  • COST $6 - $350

More than 40,000 race fans are expected to attend what's defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west--Opening Day at Del Mar. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style. Fashion-minded guests may participate in Del Mar's annual tradition, the Opening Day Hats Contest where entrants compete for cash prizes and judged on creativity and style.

Doors Open: noon
First Post: 2 p.m.

Opening Day & Pacific Classic Day Table Drawing
With the continued popularity of our four Trackside Restaurants (Clubhouse Terrace, Stretch Run Grill, First Turn and Cafe del Sol), this season we will once again conduct a drawing to sell tables for Opening Day and the Pacific Classic.

If you would like to purchase a table for Opening Day, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 or Pacific Classic Day, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017you must enter the online drawing. Applications will only be accepted from 9 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Monday, April 10, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. There is no fee to enter the drawing however only one entry per person.

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.

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