Del Mar Racetrack Opens This Week
Opening this Wednesday, the Del Mar Racetrack celebrates its 75th year.
Opened in 1937 by Bing Crosby, the Del Mar Racetrack has been a celebrity hotspot for 75 years, hosting anyone from Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to the stars of Entourage. The track’s anniversary season kicks off July 18 with an Opening Day celebration that’s expected to attract close to 50,000 of the town’s top socialites, scenesters and sports buffs, all fashionably clad in seersucker suits, sundresses and ostentatious hats—the more outrageous, the better. Throughout the seven-week season, the racing circuit’s top jockeys will ride championship ponies to victory in big-ticket events like the Pacific Classic (Aug. 26), with its million-dollar purse, while attendees enjoy special events including a chili cookoff (Aug. 4) and Friday post-race rock concerts. Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar. 858.755.1141. dmtc.com