Del Mar Horse Racing

Del Mar Racetrack
The Del Mar Racetrack begins its Thoroughbred Racing Season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in oceanfront Del Mar.

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 19 through September 4 (Dark Mondays, except Labor Day,  and Tuesdays – 39 days), 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 78 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 19, 2017.

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. Please keep track of Del Mar event program. 

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 2017 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.

Del Mar also conducts a second racing meet – the Bing Crosby Season – during the month of November. In 2017 Del Mar will host its first Breeders’ Cup on November 3 and 4. The Breeders’ Cup today announced that tickets for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 6. This is the first time that Del Mar, located just north of San Diego, will host the Breeders’ Cup. To purchase tickets, fans should go to or call the ticketing center at 877-849-4287 beginning at Noon ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on March 6.

Tickets for the 2017 summer season will be available online starting 10 a.m. Friday, May 12th and over the phone beginning 9 a.m. Monday, May 15th.

During the Summer racing season, the ticket office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

During the Bing Crosby racing season, the ticket office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

The random drawing for Opening Day and Pacific Classic Day tables will be open for entry from 9 a.m. Monday, April 10 through 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

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.

Approved by the AAA and a proud member of the San Diego’s Chamber of Commerce, the California Suites Hotel is well known for its impeccable services and hospitality. Our services include continental breakfast, large heated swimming pool, cable with HBO, high speed Internet access, free parking, laundry facilities and more.

If you are fond of horse racing, do not miss Del Mar Horse Racing!

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