July 16th, 2014 at 10:25 pm


There’s nothing quite like summertime in San Diego. The days are longer, the nights are more beautiful and the event list can’t be beat. While there’s an endless list of things to see and do, there are a few events in particular that you don’t want to miss. One of those is coming up on July 17! Mark your calendars and start planning your bets because Opening Day at the Del Mar racetrack is on its way!

Whether you are a race veteran or you’ve never been to the tracks, this is an event for everyone. Grab a signature Del Martini and settle in for the afternoon spectacle. There are 10 races on Thursday, July 17th starting at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Head over to The Party for the ultimate Opening Day experience. You can buy tickets in advance for $30 per person. Tickets include access to the microbrew beer garden, gourmet food trucks, a large private area with a big-screen video board, photo booths and prize giveaways.

Do you have the perfect Opening Day hat? Enter to win more than $5,000 in total prizes! You can sign up anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 17th at the Plaza de Mexico located inside the Stretch Run admission gates. Categories include:

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