Del Mar Racetrack Announces Summer Season | Tickets On Sale May 12!

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced details for the 2023 summer racing season. The Del Mar Racetrack summer season will run from Opening Day on Friday, July 21 to Sunday, September 10. Tickets for the summer season go on sale on Friday, May 12 at 10AM, PST.

Come experience one of San Diego’s most beloved traditions

Following a record-breaking year in 2022, Del Mar kicks off the 2023 racing season with Opening Day presented by Caesar’s Sportsbook on Friday, July 21. Opening Day will feature 10 exciting races, the Opening Day Hats Contest, and all the fanfare that makes it an unofficial San Diego holiday.

Gates open at 11:30AM with the first race at 2PM. The Opening Day experience will be enhanced with limited General Admission attendance – tickets are anticipated to sell out quickly and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early to guarantee attendance.

What to expect at the 2023 Del Mar Racetrack summer season

In addition to world-class racing, the 2023 summer racing season features a robust lineup of trackside events, including:

  • July 22: Del Mar Beer Fest: Keep the Opening Weekend festivities going with samples from 50+ brews, ciders and seltzers at the Del Mar Beer Fest presented by Alpine Beer Company.
  • August 5: Taste of New Orleans: The South meets the West in an epic celebration of New Orleans culture with Big Easy-inspired food, music and more.
  • August 19: Uncorked: Del Mar Wine Fest: Another trackside tradition, enjoy samples of more than 150 wines from around the world and gourmet food from local San Diego vendors.
  • August 26: Tacos & Tequila: Enjoy samples of tequila, margaritas and cervezas paired with tacos from San Diego’s top vendors – presented by Patrón.
  • September 3: Family Fun Day: Families can enjoy free trackside attractions like face painting, kid-friendly games and more.
  • September 9: College Day: Students can present their valid student ID for free track admission and exclusive access to grandstand seating.

Racing fans can look forward to the highlight of Del Mar’s season with the $1,000,000 FanDuel Racing Pacific Classic. In addition to Breeders’ Cup win and you’re in racing, Pacific Classic Day will feature the first-ever Flightline cap giveaway, commemorating the historic world champion Thoroughbred who won the 2022 Pacific Classic. The FanDuel Racing Pacific Classic is a great opportunity for fans to attend the track and get excited for Del Mar to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2024.

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club continues to be among the nation’s safest race tracks, having established highly successful protocols for equine and human athletes that are considered the gold standard throughout the Thoroughbred racing industry.

Tickets for Del Mar Racetrack summer season go on sale Friday, May 12 at 10AM and can be purchased here.

See you there, San Diego!

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