Hurray! A new, adrenaline pumping horse racing action is coming! The perfect time to bring back the glamor of horse racing while Del Mar is as cool as its weather.  A place where ocean breeze, surf, the sun gets to know fast horses, mint juleps, and big hats.

Photo Credits: NBC San Diego

If you weren’t aware, the Opening Day of Del Mar Horse Racing attracts more than 50,000 people from San Diego and other places every year and this time will be no different. The grandstand of Del Mar was rebuilt during the early 1900s and its facilities have been updated and maintained since, to this day, the track still has the same charisma racers and racing enthusiast know very well .  


Mark your calendar!

It's time to grab those hats as Opening Day is fast approaching. Starting on Friday, November 11, 2016, will go through until December 4, 2016. During the event, you will experience the excitement brought by live thoroughbred racing right at the world-renowned Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Photo Credits: Horse Racing Nation

Good news for Active Duty Military and Veterans out there! Racetrack admission is free for you. Just present your valid ID’s and you’re good to go.


The Dress Code

You’d better go and shop around for a stylish attire that will flaunt your personality and make you stand out. You may also join other fashion-minded people in Stars and Stripes Fashion contest and hit over $3,000 jackpot prize. Aside from that, you can also enjoy other thrilling promotion and fun-filled concerts.

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Schedule of Events

Photo and Schedule credits: dmtc.com

Veterans Day Salute

When: Friday, November 11 @ 11:00 AM

Where: Seaside Concert Area


Opening Day

When: Friday, November 11


Stars & Stripes Fashion Contest

When: Friday, November 11 @ 11 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: Plaza de Mexico


Guaranteed Pools

When: Everday


Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

When: Saturday, November 12 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert


Tacos & Tequila

When: Saturday, November 12 @ 1 - 5 PM

Where: Seaside Cabana


Handicapping Challenge

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13


Taste of the Turf Club

When: Every Sunday


Free & Fun

When: Every Sunday


Reggae Fest with Iration

When: Saturday, November 19


College Day

When: Saturday, November 19


Sandal Giveaway

When: Saturday, Nov 19


Thanksgiving Brunch

When: Thursday, November 24


Family Mile Fun Run

When: Thursday, November 24


Craft Beer, Cider & Food Truck Festival

When: Saturday, November 26


Guaranteed Pools

When: Everday


Fleece Blanket Giveaway

When: Saturday, December 3


Take advantage of this once in a lifetime event –  it’s a sure bet!