The beautiful beach town of Del Mar will host this year's 34th Breeder's Cup World Championships from November 3 - 4. 

The historic racetrack that sits astride the Pacific Ocean will be home for the first time to the iconic two-day horse racing extravaganza that has seen legends born, history made, and millions won. 

The event will include 13 Grade 1 races featuring more than 150 horses from all over the world. The purses and awards for the weekend will total more than $28 million.

Del Mar is located twenty miles north of San Diego proves to be a great venue for the event as it will also help showcase the city's vibrant scenery, exquisite cuisine and beautiful places. The race track is known to many as "Where The Turf Meets The Surf" will be host to the best racehorses, trainers, and owners from around the globe. But there’s more to this year's Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar – a week of festivities, fun, and events for everyone.

Here are some of the activities happening in Del Mar leading up to this year's 34th Breeder's Cup World Championships:

Art of The Horse

Ongoing until November 4

To celebrate the first ever running of the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar, the Breeders’ Cup 2017 Host Committee has commissioned 20 local artists to design life-sized artistic reproductions of the Torrie Horse. These vibrant pieces of art are inspired by the Thoroughbred racing community, local San Diego culture and the Breeders’ Cup itself. The sculptures will be auctioned to benefit local and Thoroughbred charities following the 2017 Breeders’ Cup.

Breeders’ Cup Belly-Up Concert Series

November 1 - 4

The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach will host four nights of events for Breeders’ Cup fans.

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Bash at the Beach

November 3

Fundraising cocktail party for the Thoroughbred Charities of America will follow the first day of Breeders’ Cup races, featuring live music, a live auction, cocktails, and food at the Barn at the Beach.

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