Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day

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Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day
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Dust off your wildest hat, grab your best suit, and join us for Opening Day at Del Mar on Thursday, July 16th. With more than 40,000 fans from all over the country expected to attend, this is sure to be the party of the summer.

Make sure to put your best hat forward and participate in the famous Opening Day Hats Contest where constants can enter to win cash prizes. Sign-up’s will be held in the Plaza de Mexico starting at 11:30 a.m., for more info visit:

Opening Day kicks off an eight-week season packed with exciting summer events including food and beer festivals, free concerts, and world-class Thoroughbred racing.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with the first race at 2 p.m. Tickets start at just $10.

Step up your Opening Day experience buy joining “The Party” for the ultimate Del Mar experience. Tickets to “The Party” cost $30 per person in addition to admission price and include:

• Admission and exclusive access to The Party
• Red Bull Tour Bus complete with world-class DJs
• Gourmet Food Trucks
• Beer Garden and Cocktail Bars
• Photo booths, prize giveaways and interactive activities
• Jumbo video boards
• Private wagering
• Limited first-come first-served shaded seating

Spread the word, invite your friends and help us celebrate the West Coast’s biggest beachside bash of the summer at the Del Mar Racetrack!

Tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share your Opening Day fun and fashion using the hashtags: #OpeningDay #DelMarRacing #DelMarScene

To purchase your Opening Day tickets go to:

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By: Del Mar Racing