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2016 Del Mar Horse Race

Del Mar Horse Race Season

Del Mar Horse Race Opening Day guide and Concert Schedules

There is a reason why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City”. True to the city’s nickname, the party never stops! This July comes the 2016 Del Mar Horse Race! This is considered to be the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west. Del Mar race track “Where Turf meets the Surf” is the second largest horse-racing venue in the western United States and over 40,000 excited horse racing fans attends the event yearly. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opened in 1937 and has put Del Mar on the map. The event itself is a massive attraction for both locals and visitors alike and made Del Mar the summer haven of the Hollywood crowd.

Schedule of Activities for 2015 OPENING DAY

Opening Day Friday, July 15, 2016

 Newcomers’ Seminar 

From July 15th to Sept 5th and races 5 times a week from Wednesdays to Sundays, you have plenty of time to get in and wager on your favorite horses. Doesn’t even matter if you’re a first timer, the event has everything you need to learn about what’s hot and what’s not! Newcomers can attend a seminar for beginners to learn valuable horse racing information including understanding the odds, easy handicapping methods, money management and insider racing tips. Pick up helpful materials and receive free expert selections from host Frank Scatoni and Today’s Racing Digest. This happens every day in the Plaza de Mexico just inside the stretch run entrance gate. Seminar starts 1 hour before the first race.

 Opening Day Hats Contest 

Show your creativity to the world by entering in one of the following five categories: Most Glamorous, Best Racing Theme, Funniest/Most Outrageous, Best Fascinator and Flowers/All Other between 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Contest entry is free and all entrants will receive two free admission passes to return to the races. Winners in each category receive a price. 

The Grand Prize winner gets a Fairmont Grand Del Mar one-night stay and dinner for two at Addison Restaurant, featuring Chef William Bradley’s multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings. A total value of more than $1,000.

First place: $300 plus StudioSavvy Gift Basket valued at $250

Second place: $200

Third place: $100

Click here to enter the contest online. 


The Party

As soon as the race wraps up, head over to the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe from 5pm to 10pm for Hats, Heels, and Hooves Opening Day After Party. Enjoy an unforgettable night and indulge yourself with fine food, spirits, and entertainment. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe will transform into an authentic Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm where guests can mingle with some of the jockeys while revelling in live entertainment by Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and DJ Scotto.  A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (PDJF), which provides financial assistance to approximately 60 former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic, on-track injuries.”

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Del Mar Horse Racing Season is one of the biggest and most awaited event of the year. And each year, it grows more extravagant, more fabulous, more glamorous and definitely Cool As Ever!

Concerts at Del Mar

July 2016

Cold War Kids

When: Friday, July 22 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert

Fitz and the Tantrums

When: Friday, July 29 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert

Reggae Fest w/ Ziggy Marley

When: Saturday, July 30 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert

August 2016

Girl Talk

When: Friday, Aug 5 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!

When: Saturday, Aug 6 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert

Chris Young

When: Friday, Aug 12 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert

311 & Matisyahu

When: Saturday, Aug 13 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert

Thievery Corporation

When: Friday, Aug 19 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert


When: Friday, Aug 26 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert

September 2016

The Wailers

When: Friday, Sept 2 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert


When: Saturday, Sept 3 @ After Last Race

Where: Seaside Stage

Type: Concert



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2015 Del Mar Horse Race

By Shannon Biszantz on July 16, 2015
in Del Mar

2015 Del mar Horse Race

Photo credits: Del mar Racing Facebook page

2015 Del Mar Horse Race

Del Mar Horse Race Schedule of Activities

Del Mar Horse Race Guide for 2015 and Concert Schedules

Before we go on to the schedule of activities for 2015 Del Mar Horse Race, I would like to give you a quick history of Del Mar Thorough Bred Club (DMTC). DMTC was formed in 1968 by a group of highly respected Owners and Horse Breeders in California. Their main goal is to conduct a First class horse racing meet each summer on Del Mar Fairgrounds. Every year on their opening day their ” Opening Day Hats Contest” which started in 1995 to make their glamorous event more glamorous than before.

Highlights of Activities for 2015 Del Mar Horse Race

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Shannon and Bob at 2015 Del mar Horse Race

July 16  Opening Day of Del Mar Horse Race/ Opening Day Hats Contest


Del Mar Opening Day 2015


                  “4 O’clock Fridays” stay after the Races for Free Concert and Party.

                      July 17- The Wallflowers                                August 14 – Steel Pulse

                       July 24 – The Wailer                                         August 21 – Pepper

                           July 31 – Crystal Method                          August 28 – Weird Al Yankovic

                       August 7 – Thievery Corporation                     September 4 – Paul Oakenfold

             Donut Days –  Saturdays, July 18 and August 15

Watch the horses work out, ask questions of famous jockeys and trainers and enjoy free coffee, juice and donuts on the Seaside Terrace. Track announcer Trevor Denman hosts from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Every Wednesday– Receive FREE Stretch Run Admission, FREE Program and FREE Seat along with HALF PRICE Beer (domestic drafts), Sodas and Hot Dogs at select Stretch Run and Clubhouse concession stands. Just present your Diamond Club Card at the entry gate. (You can sign up for one for free.)


Saturdays and Sundays, 7:30–9:30 a.m. – Watch the horses in their morning workouts while enjoying a tasty breakfast in the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant each weekend.


Every Saturday and Sunday– Join us for a day filled with family events in the infield. The FREE activities feature: Inflatable games and rides, pony rides, face painters, GameZone and more.


 July 19 – Fans have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with their favorite Del Mar riders in the Plaza de Mexico from noon to 1 p.m.



July 19 – Family Fun Day is back and better than ever! This special day is packed with numerous FREE attractions for the entire family from 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. in the spacious racetrack infield. Activities include: Webkinz plush horse giveaway to children 12 & under, rock climbing walls, bungee trampolines, pony rides, face painters, caricature artist, rides, games and more.


July 25 –Purchase samples of over 100 different flavors of cold brews during the Craft Beer Fest beginning at 1:00 p.m. Then stick around after the races for a free concert featuring alternative rockers – The Offspring – on the Seaside Stage.


August 1 – Reggae will be jammin’ once more as reggae legend Ziggy Marley returns to his favorite racetrack. The music master is sure to draw another rollicking crowd to the Seaside Stage after the races.


August 8 – Each fan through the gates will receive a cool Del Mar T-Shirt – either a regular one or a special women’s cut – free with paid admission, while supplies last.


August 15 – Come enjoy a variety of some of the hottest eats in Southern California from real gourmet chefs as over 50 gourmet food trucks serve their eclectic bests from noon to 6:00 p.m.


August 22 – Del Mar’s best race day of the year is headed by a trio of sparkling graded stakes races. You’ll get to see the top horses in the west in the $1-Million TVG Pacific Classic.


August 29 – Purchase samples of over 100 different flavors of cold microbrews during the Craft Beer Fest beginning at 1:00 p.m. Each fan through the gates will receive a Del Mar Beach Bag, free with paid admission, while supplies last.


September 6 –Following the races is a free concert featuring Del Mar’s favorite alternative band – Weezer – on the Seaside Stage.


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