Horse race season comes just once a year.
It is an opportunity for ladies to don fashionable , men to wear bold fashion accessories, and of course, an opportunity for all attendees to win some cash betting on the ponies.
Patch has the 411 on the entire racing season from July 18 to Sept. 15.
For beginners, we recommend dropping into the Newcomers’ Seminar to learn the difference between a quinella, exacta and trifecta. This short seminar will have you in line to place a bet in no time.
Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA
Clubhouse Admission: $10
Reserved Seating: Sold separately from admission.
Parking: $10. Don't forget cash for parking.
Shuttle: Take the shuttle from the Solana Beach Station and skip the parking hassle. Additional shuttle information found here.
Days Open: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, except for Labor Day on Sept. 3.
First Race: Starts at 2 p.m. on all days besides Fridays, which start at 4 p.m. One other exception is an early race start of 1 p.m. on Aug. 26.
Tickets: May be ordered in advance online or by phone at 858-792-4242.
Concerts are held on Fridays after the races and on some Saturdays. Concerts begin after the last race and are free with your paid Admission. On concert days, after the 7th race Admission will be $20.00. The concert area is standing room only–no reserved seating is available. Saturday concerts are open to fans 18 years and over. , which include Cake, Ben Harper and Ziggy Marley.
And remember if you can’t get out of work to get to the races, you can always watch online.