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Del Mar Race 2018: And off we go!

Shannon Biszantz

Shannon Biszantz is a San Diego native from elementary school through university Shannon graduated with a Business Administration Degree from USD and ...

Shannon Biszantz is a San Diego native from elementary school through university Shannon graduated with a Business Administration Degree from USD and ...

Sep 14 6 minutes read




The much-awaited Del Mar Racing Season which draws thousands of visitors each year will be held from July 18 - September 3 at the "turf meets the surf" Del Mar Racetrack. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation’s top racehorses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun!

2018 Del Mar Horse Race

DMTC was formed in 1968 by a group of highly respected Owners and Horse Breeders in California. Their main goal is to conduct a First class horse racing meet each summer on Del Mar Fairgrounds. Every year on their opening day their " Opening Day Hats Contest" which started in 1995 to make their glamorous event more glamorous than before.

Schedule of Activities:

Wednesday, July 18:

Opening Day! Grab your wildest hat, and best suit and join us for Opening Day at Del Mar on Wednesday, July 18th. 

Gates Open
11:30 AM
First Race
2:00 PM
Hat Contest Entries Close
3:00 PM

The Party on Opening Day

This is an exciting day for style, fun, and racing. Purchase your tickets and experience Stretch Run Admission and exclusive access to The Party, Red Bull Tour Bus complete with world-class DJs, LIFEWTR muralist and lounge, craft beers & cocktail bars, photo booths, private wagering and a performance by Sully and the "Blue Eyed Soul Band". 

Opening Day Hats Contest! 

Be fab and flaunt your hats to win more than $5,000 in prizes in one of five categories: Best Racing Theme, Most Glamorous, Most Outrageous, Best Fascinator, and Best Flowers. Here are the category prizes:

First
$300, $500 Kendra Scott Color Bar Gift Card and Studio Savvy Gift Basket
Second
$200
Third
$100


Official After Party! Keep the party going and enjoy ocean views paired with best-mixed cocktails and party foods by Chef Nathan Lingle. Groove and jive to the music by Southern California DJs FishFonics and Gabe Vega on the pool deck.  It's certain to be one stylish night by the sea. 

Here's your complete guide to the 2018 Del Mar Race Calendar of Events

July 19
DC Seniors
Newcomers' Seminar
July 20
Osunitas Stakes
The Psychedelic Furs
South Terrace VIP
Happy Hour
Newcomers' Seminar
July 21
SAN DIEGO HANDICAP (Gr. II)
SAN CLEMENTE STAKES (Gr. II)
Iration
Burgers & Brews
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Family Days
Daybreak at Del Mar
Newcomers' Seminar
July 22
EDDIE READ STAKES (Gr. II)
Wickerr Stakes
Family Fun Day
Taste of the Turf Club
Jockey Photo Day
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Carma Hoedown
New Owner Seminar
Daybreak at Del Mar
Newcomers' Seminar
July 25
COUGAR II HANDICAP (Gr. III)
Brigantine Wednesdays
Industry Day
Newcomers' Seminar
July 26
DC Seniors
Newcomers' Seminar
July 27
REAL GOOD DEAL STAKES
Steel Pulse
Happy Hour
Newcomers' Seminar
July 28
BING CROSBY STAKES (Gr. I)
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' STAKES
Switchfoot
Handicapping Challenge
Donuts Day
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Wing Feast
Family Days
Daybreak at Del Mar
Newcomers' Seminar
July 29
CLEMENT L. HIRSCH STAKES (Gr. I)
FLEET TREAT STAKES
Taste of the Turf Club
Handicapping Challenge
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Daybreak at Del Mar
Newcomers' Seminar

Aug 1
CTBA STAKES
Brigantine Wednesdays
Aug 3
Daisycutter Handicap
Matisyahu
Happy Hour
Aug 4
YELLOW RIBBON HANDICAP (Gr. II)
GRADUATION STAKES
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Chili Challenge
Family Days
Daybreak at Del Mar
Aug 5
SORRENTO STAKES (GR. II)
LA JOLLA HANDICAP (Gr. III)
Taste of the Turf Club
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Ladies & Gents Day
Aug 8
Brigantine Wednesdays
Aug 9
DC Seniors
Aug 10
SOLANA BEACH STAKES
Aloe Blacc
Happy Hour
Aug 11
BEST PAL STAKES (Gr. II)
Reggae Fest w/ Ziggy Marley
Food Truck Festival
Donuts Day
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Family Days
Aug 12
RANCHO BERNARDO HANDICAP (Gr. III)
Taste of the Turf Club
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Aug 14
Pacific Classic Draw
Aug 15
CTT and TOC Stakes
Brigantine Wednesdays
Aug 17
Green Flash Handicap
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Happy Hour
Aug 18
TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC (Gr. I)
DEL MAR OAKS (Gr. I)
DEL MAR HANDICAP (Gr. II)
TVG Pacific Classic
Craft Beer Festival
Pacific Classic Betting Challenge
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Family Days
Daybreak at Del Mar
Aug 19
DEL MAR MILE (Gr. II)
Turf & Surf BBQ Championship
Taste of the Turf Club
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Aug 22
Harry F. Brubaker Stakes
Brigantine Wednesdays
Aug 24
tranquility Lake Stakes
Tribal Seeds
Happy Hour
Aug 25
PAT O'BRIEN STAKES (Gr. II)
SHARED BELIEF STAKES
Michelada Rumble
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Family Days
Aug 26
TORREY PINES STAKES (Gr. III)
Taste of the Turf Club
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Aug 28
Barretts Sale
Aug 29
GENEROUS PORTION STAKES
Brigantine Wednesdays
Aug 30
Seniors' Day
Aug 31
I'M SMOKIN STAKES
Café Tacvba
Happy Hour

Sep 1
DEL MAR DEBUTANTE (Gr. I)
JOHN C. MABEE STAKES (Gr. II)
Slightly Stoopid
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Family Days
Daybreak at Del Mar
Sep 2
DEL MAR DERBY (Gr. II)
DEL MAR JUVENILE TURF
Ice Cube
Taste of the Turf Club
Weekend Handicapping Seminar
Sep 3
DEL MAR FUTURITY (Gr. I)
DEL MAR JUVENILE FILLIES TURF
C.E.R.F. Stakes
Closing Day
Newcomers' Seminar
Mandatory Payout

Source: https://www.dmtc.com

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