Hats Contest

When: Wednesday, July 18 @ 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Plaza de Mexico
Type: Event
Opening Day Hats Contest

Follow your sense of fabulousness and create a hat worthy of Opening Day fame. You could win a share of more than $5,000 in prizes in one of five categories: Best Racing Theme, Most Glamorous, Most Outrageous, Best Fascinator, and Best Flowers. 

Show off your creation before 3 pm in the Plaza de Mexico on Opening Day. Only one category per contestant, there is no fee to participate and all entrants will receive two free admission passes to return to the races. 


2018 Finalists
Grand Prize Leslie Monroy of Spring Valley
Best Racing Theme BJ West of San Diego, Lori Shelton of San Diego
Most Glamorous Kimberly Miller of Lake Forest, Sarah Holbrook of San Diego
Best Fascinator Crystal Larson Looney of Vista, Fohl Aubry of Dana Point
Most Outrageous Ashley Tejada of Los Angeles, Leslie Monroy of Spring Valley
Best Flowers / Other Liliana Prieto of San Diego, Julia Moehrke of Carlsbad


Category Prizes
 First $300, $500 Kendra Scott Color Bar Gift Card and Studio Savvy Salon Gift Basket
 Second $200
 Third $100
Grand Prize
One-night stay at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar and dinner for two at the Addison Restaurant, featuring Chef William Bradley's multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings plus Studio Savvy Salon Gift Basket. Total value of over $1,500.

Wednesday, July 18
Gates Open 11:30 AM
First Race 2:00 PM
Hat Contest Entries Close 3:00 PM
Finalists Announced After 5th Race 
Winners Announced After 6th Race


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