If you missed the fashion fun, luck & excitement of Opening Day at Del Mar.....
Not to worry because The “ Big Daddy” of horse racing according to Carson Kressley, The Breeders Cup World Championship will be held for the first time ever this November 3rd and 4th at the legendary Del Mar Race track nestled up against the majestic Pacific Ocean in the heart of the easy-paced, Southern California beach town of Del Mar.
Built in 1937, part owner Bing Crosby, the famous singer, actor and enormous horse racing fan, personally greeted visitors on that first Opening Day with handshakes, smiles and the occasional welcoming tune. Since then, the track has attracted everyone from Hollywood celebrities to average Joes and Janes, all captivated by the beauty, excitement and visceral experience of a day at the races.
Any day spent at Del Mar is surely considered time well spent, but Opening Day at Del Mar has to rank as one of the world’s finest. Gorgeous men in crisp, stylish blazers paired with white, pink or red pants. Stunning women in sundresses and hats – some more over-the-top than others. This party makes the Kentucky Derby look like a Mennonite Sunday picnic.
This year’s #DelMarScene is even more special, as the track will host the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. This special Del Mar experience will be hosted in a truly unique location. Folks from around the world and all walks of life will descend upon San Diego County the first weekend of November.
What experiences lie ahead for you just off of Jimmy Durante Boulevard, a few steps away from the Pacific Ocean?
We highly suggest you learn more about the Breeders’ Cup and explore ticketing availability. The two-day event attracts the best horses from around the world for 13+ races, featuring the largest purses anywhere (over $28 million). We highly suggest you learn more about the Breeders’ Cup and explore ticketing availability. Insiders tip...Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa is just a few minutes away from the Del Mar race track. This property is one of the best in the nation. It has received numerous accolades including the Gay Travel Approved Luxury® designation. Here are some pics from their recent Opening Day after party with amazing cuisine and fantabulous music.
Things to Know about Del Mar:
- Opening Day: July 19th, 2017; Breeders’ Cup November 3rd and 4th, 2017
- Summer racing season runs about 40 days, July – Labor Day Weekend
- Entry to the track can be as little as $6 (General Admission), or as high as a few hundred dollars at the Turf Club on Opening Day
- The infield is a fun, mellow hangout with food trucks, vendors and plenty of space to chill for the day.
- Del Mar hosts big-time concerts every Friday after the races. Paid track admission gets you in free.
- Don’t know much about wagering? Don’t worry! There are plenty of places you can learn more and people who are happy to help!
- Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
Things to Know About 2017 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar:
This year the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will be held at Del Mar for the first time ever on November 3rd and 4th. This is a huge deal! The two-day event attracts the best horses from around the world for 13+ races, featuring the largest purses anywhere.
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