The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Celebrates 75 Years

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of summer’s most anticipated happenings – Opening Day at Del Mar – is likely to welcome more than 46,000 celebrities, socialites and party-goers to the track to kick off the season, highlighted by “The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest,” showcasing Southern California’s wildest and most glamorous chapeaus. As a world-class racing and entertainment destination this summer, the seaside track’s seven-week meet – filled with fast horses, free concerts and big weekend events – will commence on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

The track celebrates its 75-year anniversary on Saturday, July 21 with gifts for all in attendance. Every 75th person through the gates will receive a $75 voucher to spend at the track, and everyone will receive two passes for a return trip to Del Mar. Fans also will be able to purchase a signed copy of “Del Mar at 75” – a gorgeous coffee table book of photography chronicling the history of the famed track.

Ziggy Marley performs.

Besides world-class Thoroughbred racing, Del Mar is known for its incredible lineup of summer entertainment. This season the track again will welcome big name performers to the Seaside Stage for its Summer Concert Series. Race-goers can enjoy free shows from a lineup of performers including Ben Harper, Cake and Ziggy Marley, as well as this year’s special Latin concert with Los Tucanes de Tijuana on Sunday, July 29.

Racing at Del Mar happens Wednesday through Sunday, with post time for the first race on most days at 2 p.m. On Fridays first post changes to 4 p.m. For information, call 858-755- 1141 or visit

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