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Event Spotlight: Del Mar Racing Season

Today we wanted to share something a little different with you. 

Our mission has always been to do what is best for you. Whether you’re buying or selling your home, looking for advice, or simply browsing our blog to learn more about the San Diego area–we want to continue to put you first.

 

We thought it would be a great idea to start writing about and sharing local events happening in the San Diego area for anyone new to the area or looking to get the most out life in beautiful, sunny San Diego.

 

Summer in San Diego is a lot of fun. In today’s Event Spotlight we want to talk about the Del Mar Racing Season. A great way to spend the afternoon "Where the Turf Meets the Surf".

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Not just for gamblers, this place is a whole ‘lotta fun for the whole family! This is an all-round entertaining experience, there are a lot of things planned around races, there is a lot to see and do. 

 

The horses are just the icing on the cake...

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These events include:

  • Opening Day at Del Mar with their famous hat contest
  • Friday Night Concerts which are free with paid admission before the last race, otherwise the concerts are $20 to attend. Prepaid tickets and promotional tickets are invalid for just the concerts.
  • Family Fun Day every Saturday and Sunday where the infield offers free entertainment for kids.
  • Camp Del Mar A Daycare center for the kids while the parents are spending the day at the track.
  • Giveaway Days The items vary each year what is being given away

 

Enjoy betting on horses, check-out the beautiful architecture, and have lunch in the clubhouse where you can go down to the paddock and see the horses. del-mar-track-arial-viewphoto credit: elevatedaerialphotography.com

 

Considered the best Racetrack in the southwest, it’s a great place for amateurs wanting to learn how to play, the people here are friendly and helpful and offer workshops so you can learn all the terms and strategies for winning. Oh yeah... the hotdogs are great too!

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Here’s a little more information if you want to learn more: 

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack is “Cool as Ever”, an American Thoroughbred horse racing track located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the seaside city of Del Mar, California. 

 bing-crosby-del-mar-track

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Opened July 3 1937, guests were greeted personally by Bing Crosby (the American singer and actor famously known for his best-selling single, White Christmas - 1942). 

 

The historic race track has been a source of fun and entertainment for locals, celebrities, and sports enthusiasts for years.

 vintage-del-mar-race

photo credit: finehomesandliving.com

 

On August 12, 1938, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club hosted a $25,000 winner-take-all match race between Charles S. Howard's Seabiscuit and the Binglin Stable's colt, Ligaroti. 

 

In an era when horse racing ranked second in popularity with Americans to Major League Baseball, the match race was much written and talked about and was the first nationwide broadcast of a Thoroughbred race by NBC radio. 

seabiscuit

photo credit: wikipedia.org

 

In the race, Seabiscuit was ridden by jockey George Woolf and Ligaroti by Noel Richardson. In front of a record crowd that helped make the fledgling Del Mar race track a success, Seabiscuit won by a nose.

 

If you’re looking to be a part of the history and want to try something new and exciting to experience with friends or family in San Diego, the Del Mar Racing Season is a must and now is the season!

 

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photo credit: dmtc.com 

 

The track races from July to September as well as a second meet in November through early December as of 2018. 

 

Dates:

 

Summer racing July 18 - September 3, 2018

Fall racing November 9 - December 2, 2018

 

Location: 

 

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd

Del Mar, California

 

Contact:  

Phone: +1 858-755-1141 or visit www.dmtc.com to learn more. 

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