Opening Day at the Del Mar Races!


Ladies and gentlemen attention please!!! The Del Mar Races are right around the corner do you have your fancy hat yet?

Opening day at the Del Mar Races will be Wednesday July 17th this year.  

As in years past more than 45,000 race fans are expected to turn out for the most fashionable day at the races!  The day yes is about the horses… but more importantly the annual “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest” where entrants are judged on creativity and style.  Some will go all out for this contest,  I have seen actual live birds on a hat before!  All Hats Contest entrants receive two free admission passes for a future visit to the races.  Even if you don’t win you will be able to go to the races again for FREE!

Hats Categories:
1) Most Glamorous
2) Best Fascinator
3) Best Racing Theme
4) Funniest or Most Outrageous
5) Best Flowers/All Others

Sign up between 11:30 am and 3:00 pm in the Plaza de Mexico located just inside the Stretch Run entrance gates. Be sure to watch the Hats Parade at 3:00 pm.

Be aware opening day is more expensive than pretty much any other day at the races.  Stretch run admission will be $10 on opening day and Clubhouse admission will be $20.  If you join the Diamond Club (free to join) you may purchase tickets for $3 or $5 on opening day.

Coors Light Del Mar’s ultimate Opening Day party on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Tickets are $30 per person and include:

Red Bull presents DJ’s G*Roy & DJ Flesch spinning from the Red Bull Tour Bus Deck.
Live band- San Diego’s award-winning VOKAB KOMPANY
Large private trackside areas for food & beverage, wagering, restrooms and giant video board to view races.
Gourmet Food Trucks and Microbrew Beer Garden with 50+ beers
Limited first-come first-served seating in shaded areas
Win prizes and gift bags from event partners plus many activities including BCBGeneration women’s beauty bar.
Wether you are going for the races, the hats or just the excitement Opening Day at the Del Mar Races will be incredible.  Have fun and stay safe, don’t drink and drive!  Take the train or the coaster to the Solana Beach Station, there is a free shuttle to the races from there.
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