Del Mar Horse Racing
It’s summertime where the turf meets the surf, and that means exhilarating races, big wins, and great music.
Del Mar Horse Racing excitement returns to the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18 through September 5 (except Labor Day and Tuesdays), as the Del Mar Racetrack begins its Thoroughbred Racing Season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in oceanfront Del Mar.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will celebrate 75 years as a world-class racing and entertainment destination this summer. The seaside track’s seven-week meet – filled with fast horses, free concerts and big weekend events – will commence on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
One of the summer’s most anticipated events – Opening Day at Del Mar Horse Racing– is likely to welcome more than 46,000 celebrities, socialites and party-goers to the track to kick off the season in Kentucky Derby style with “The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest,” again showcasing Southern California’s wildest and most glamorous creations.
Besides world-class Thoroughbred racing, Del Mar is known for its incredible lineup of summer entertainment. This season, the track will welcome big name performers to the Seaside Stage for its Summer Concert Series. Race-goers can enjoy free shows from a lineup of performers.
The $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic will take place Sunday, August 26 and is expected to attract many of the country’s top jockeys, trainers and Thoroughbreds for Del’s Mar’s richest and most prestigious race.
The 2012 season event calendar will also feature fan favorites such as the Gourmet Food Truck Festival, Miss Cougar Del Mar Contest, microbrew festivals and the annual Reggae Festival.
The track’s Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, July 22, but families can get their share of the action and enjoy kid-friendly activities in the Infield every Saturday and Sunday throughout the meet.
Racing at Del Mar happens Wednesday through Sunday, with post time for the first race on most days at 2 p.m. On Fridays first post changes to 4 p.m.
Del Mar Horse Racing is one of the spectacular events that take place in the San Diego city. If you are planning a San Diego beach vacation between July to September, do attend this event.
To make sure your San Diego holidays enjoyable and convenient, try to find a San Diego hotel from where Del Mar and other tourist spots are nearby.
California Suites Hotel is one such San Diego lodging from where most of the attractions including La Jolla, Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, beaches, shopping centers and Del Mar are nearby.
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If you are fond of horse racing, do not miss Del Mar Horse Racing!
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