Jun. 28th, 2012

Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack in Sight

Photo Courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
On fast approach is the famed Opening Day event at the Del Mar Racetrack, which last year drew a record 45,309 people—socialites, celebrities and fashionistas anxious to dawn their most fabulous chapeau, wager on the horses, and otherwise see and be seen.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

The 7-week horse racing season at Del Mar’s storied racetrack will kick off July 18, 2012 with the eagerly anticipated annual “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hat Contest,” which never disappoints. The contest is known for drawing incredibly artistic, inspired, whimsical, witty and some downright obnoxious headwear masterpieces that are rated on creativity, originality and style by the judging panel. In fact, last year’s Hats contest amazingly attracted over 400 entries amid the giddy Opening Day crowd.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Hats aside, even horse racing newbies can enjoy the action like a pro as the Del Mar Racetrack hosts a Newcomer’s Seminar every day of the season one hour prior to each day’s first race. Instruction includes betting strategies, racing tips, money management, selections and more, with participants receiving free racing materials with attendance. Those who sign up for the track’s Diamond Club also receive special membership privileges, such as half-off admission for any day of the season. Joining is free, and the perks are well worth it.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

The Del Mar racetrack is also family friendly! A family of four, with two kids under 18, can spend a full day cheering on the horses for less than $10. Every Sunday is Family Day at the races with entertainment for the kids in the Infield including pony rides and inflatable games. In all, the Del Mar Racetrack continues to be an essential ingredient of the Southern California summer entertainment scene, and Opening Day, with all of the regalia of the hat contest, is a not-to-be-missed seasonal ritual. Learn more at DMTC.com.

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