Events at Del Mar

July 2019

Opening Day

Wednesday, July 17
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The biggest party in racing kicks off July 17th!

Hats Contest

Wednesday, July 17

Explore your sense of hat creativity and you could win a share of more than $5,000 in total prizes. 

The Party

Wednesday, July 17
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Thrill seekers wanted for a day of style, sun, live music and racing action. 

2019 Racing Season

Come to Del Mar for the ultimate Horse Racing experience. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10th. 

Champions' Lounge

Wednesday, July 17

Parlay all day in the Champions' Lounge this Opening Day overlooking the Paddock at Del Mar.

Official After Pony Party

Wednesday, July 17
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Keep the party going at the Official Opening Day After Pony Party hosted by Rancho Valencia Resort. 

Burgers & Brews

Saturday, July 20

Spend a day at the races tasting your fill of unlimited gourmet burgers from the top burger joints along with the best craft beer in town.

Jockey Photo Day

Saturday, July 20

Meet the incredible athletes that ride the world’s fastest Thoroughbreds.

Family Fun Day & Giveaway

Sunday, July 21

Bring out the whole family for a super-sized Family Fun Day and Plush Racehorse Giveaway for kids. 

Uncorked Wine Fest

Saturday, July 27

Uncorked: Derby Days is coming to the track!  Enjoy over 150 wines, gourmet food and music.

Donuts Day

Join us for free coffee, orange juice and yummy donuts, as you take a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Thoroughbred racing.

August 2019

Tacos & Beer Festival

Saturday, August 3

Is your mouth watering yet? Join us in our search to find the best taco in San Diego.

Food Truck Festival

Saturday, August 10

Bring your appetite for the tastiest food on wheels.

Donuts Day

Join us for free coffee, orange juice and yummy donuts, as you take a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Thoroughbred racing.

TVG Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 17
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Del Mar's richest and most prestigious race, the $1,000,000 Grade I TVG Pacific Classic, takes place on Saturday, August 17. 

Turf & Surf BBQ Championship

Sunday, August 18

Satisfy your appetite with delicious tastes from the nation's top BBQ Pitmasters as they compete in the Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship.

November 2019

2019 Racing Season

Come to Del Mar for the ultimate Horse Racing experience. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10th. 

November 2021

Breeders' Cup

Friday, November 5 & Saturday, November 6
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The Breeders' Cup will return where the turf meets the surf.