Traffic in Southern California is brutal in the summer and getting to the Del Mar Racetrack is not always fun. This year try taking the Pony Express! Not only will you be able to enjoy getting there with a nice view of the ocean, but you won’t get stuck in horrible traffic. Parking at the Del Mar Racetrack is $10 for general parking or $20 for valet. There is no better way to get there (unless by limo) and the Pony Express ticket includes your admission to the races.
Every race day, after Opening Day throughout the 2015 Del Mar Racing Season July 17 – Sept. 4, you can purchase the Pony Express combination ticket for just $11, which includes Stretch Run Admission (regularly $6) and round-trip COASTER fare (regularly $11) and a free shuttle between the Solana Beach COASTER Station and the track. That’s a 35% SAVINGS! You’ll also save $10 in parking fees. The one-day ticket is valid every race day, except opening day. It also includes rides on the SPRINTER light rail and BREEZE bus service.
Making it easier than any ever before the Pony Express may be purchased in advance online, or with the new mobile app and in the ticket vending machines in every NCTD transit station by selecting the “Current Promotions” button.
Take the Shuttle from Solana Beach Station to the Track
Transit riders can take the COASTER or BREEZE bus route 101 to the Solana Beach Transit Station. From there, double-decker buses sponsored by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will shuttle race fans to the Del Mar Racetrack for every race. Show your Pony Express ticket at the Diamond Club booth near the Stretch Run gate at the track to receive your race admission ticket.
The Double-Decker shuttle is FREE and leaves the track 15 minutes after every race ends.
On concert days, you must enter the track gates with your Pony Express ticket before the last race. If you do not enter before the last race, admission is $20.
Do not forget to sign up for the Diamond Club, it is free to sign up and you received discounts and special offers which include half price beer!