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Saturday, July 20th

Gates Open: 12 PM
First Post:    2 PM - 10 races

Saturday, July 20

Burgers & Brews

Burgers & Brews   The Burgers & Brews Invitational returns for an exciting day at the races! Join us for a fun-filled day showcasing more than 100 top craft beers including 2019 award-winning craft breweries alongside unlimited samples from the best burger establishments in all of San Diego! Your Burgers & Brews ticket includes:
  • Track Admission
  • Racing Program & Tipsheet
  • Unlimited Burgers, French Fries & Tater Tots
  • Five Craft Beer Tastings & Souvenir Tasting Mug
  • Exclusive Trackside Viewing Area
  • Beer Stein Holding Contest
Tickets Burgers The Pioneer Burger: Ground chuck patty, tomato-bacon jam, peppered bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce and special sauce Smokehouse Square: Smoked house-ground Brandt Beef, caramelized onions, smoked cheddar cheese PB & Jellousy: Peanut butter nutty, salty smoked bacon, strawberry jelly and 100% Black Canyon Angus beef patty sandwiched in a Honey Wheat Bun Pepper Jack Cheese Burger Slider: Brioche Bun, Angus Ground Chuck, Pepper Jack Cheese, Chipotle Crema, Avocado, Pico de Gallo, Fried Jalapeños   Brigantine Double Slider: American Swiss, bacon jam on brioche bun Notorious Whitey Burger: American cheese, Shredded iceberg lettuce, Red onions, Local tomatoes, Pickles, Notorious sauce Participating restaurants are subject to change.  Participating Breweries Alpine Ballast Point Dos Desperados Green Flash Iron Fist Ketch Mike Hess Pizza Port Resident Rouleru Participating breweries are subject to change. 
  • Event open to all ages. Children 3 and under are free.
  • Must be 18 and over to attend Ziggy Marley Concert after the races. 

Every Saturday & Sunday

Family Weekends

Family Weekend   Family weekends are back every Saturday and Sunday at Del Mar! The infield is packed with numerous free attractions for the entire family. Activities include: Pony Rides Giant Inflatable Slide Giant Obstacle Course Face Painters Game Zone Del Mar Mascot Pony Boy And more!   Plus join us for a super-sized Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 21st, 2019.   

Every Saturday & Sunday

Daybreak at Del Mar

Daybreak at Del Mar     Early risers may enjoy morning workouts and breakfast in the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant every Saturday and Sunday during the summer season. From 7:30 to 9:30 AM, visitors will be able to view morning workouts, dine in the open air restaurant and learn behind the scenes info from horsewoman and racing broadcaster Michelle Yu.  To attend, park in the main lot off Jimmy Durante Blvd., then proceed through the Clubhouse entrance to the second floor. There is no charge for admission to the event, but a $10 parking fee* applies.    *Those spending $25 or more in breakfast purchases will have the parking price deducted from their bill. 

Every Saturday & Sunday

Weekend Handicapping Seminar

  FREE handicapping seminar featuring a special guest speaker going over their expert racing selections for the day's race card. Get unique insight and analysis from top horsemen, handicappers and members of the media.        7/20   Guest: Leonard Powell, Trainer 7/21   Guest: Barry Meadow, Author of "The Skeptical Handicapper"    Hosted by Frank Scatoni  7/27   Guest: TBD 7/28   Guest: Ruben Mendez Jr., Wagering Ambassador     Hosted by Frank Scatoni 8/3     Guest: TBD 8/4     Guest: Paul Cush, Professional Horseplayer    Hosted by Frank Scatoni 8/10    Guest: TBD 8/11    Guest: James Leal, Horseplayer    Hosted by Frank Scatoni 8/17   Guest: TBD 8/18   Guest: Leo Vukmanovich, Owner & Horseplayer    Hosted by Frank Scatoni 8/24   Guest: TBD 8/25   Guest: Greg Lawlor, Body Language Expert    Hosted by Frank Scatoni 8/31   Guest: TBD 9/1     Guest: Sean Alvarez, Tournament Player    Hosted by Frank Scatoni    

Daily

Newcomers' Seminar

  Learn valuable horse racing information including understanding the odds, easy handicapping methods, money management and insider racing tips.   Pick up helpful materials and receive free expert selections from host Frank Scatoni and Today's Racing Digest.  

Saturday, July 20

Reggae Fest w/ Ziggy Marley

Reggae Fest with Ziggy Marley   Come dance to the rhythm of reggae, Ziggy Marley will be jamming once more on Saturday, July 20th.   Get Tickets    Saturday, July 20   Gates Open 12:00 AM  First Race 2:00 PM  Concert Area Opens 6:00 PM  Tribal Theory Concert Area 6:00 PM  Last Race 6:34 PM  Ras Michael After the Last Race   Ziggy Marley After the Last Race       
  • Maximize your concert experience at Del Mar with a spot in the South Terrace VIP area.
  • For $50, you’ll gain access to the elevated viewing platform next to the stage, complete with a private bar, bathroom, and other amenities.
  • Includes racetrack admission. 
South Terrace VIP - SOLD OUT 
  • Concerts are 18 & up only.
  • Concerts are FREE with admission before the start of the last race, concert admission is $30 after the last race.
  More Concert Information    

Every Friday & Select Saturdays

South Terrace VIP

Del Mar Concert Series   Maximize your concert experience at Del Mar with a spot in the South Terrace VIP area.  For $50, you’ll gain access to the elevated viewing platform next to the stage, complete with a private bar, bathroom, and other amenities. Includes racetrack admission.  South Terrace VIP     The All-American Rejects Fri., July 19  Reggae Fest w/ Ziggy Marley - Sold Out Sat., July 20  J Boog Fri., July 26  Midland - Sold Out Sat., July 27  Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Fri., Aug. 2  Iration Sat., Aug. 3  4 O'Clock Friday Concert Series Fri., Aug. 9  Chase Rice Fri., Aug. 16  SOJA Fri., Aug. 23  Steel Pulse Fri., Aug. 30  Angels and Airwaves Sat., Aug. 31         
  • Kick-off your Friday at the Party in the Plaza presented by Saint Archer leading right up to the concert on the Seaside Stage.
  • From gates open until 6pm, get half off all signature cocktails throughout the track.
    
  • Concerts are 18 & up only.
  • Concerts are FREE with admission before the start of the last race, concert admission is $30 after the last race.
  More Concert Information  

Saturday, July 20

Jockey Photo Day

Jockey Photo Day   Meet the incredible athletes that ride the world’s fastest Thoroughbreds. Shake hands, chat and pose for a pic with Hall of Famers and the Southern California Jockeys.     

Saturday, July 20

LRF Cares Handicapping Challenge

LRF Cares Handicapping Challenge   To Enter: Sign-up between 11:45 am  and 1:45 pm on Saturday July 20 at the DMTC Executive Offices (To the left of the Clubhouse Admission Gates. $500 buy-in inclusive of $250 to live bankroll and $250 prize pool and charity donation.Up to three entries per person.  Already signed-up and paid buy-in? Proceed to the designated table outside the Clubhouse Admission gates to check-in.      Format : Live money contest. Wager $50 or more on five Del Mar live races.   Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double wagering only.   Prizes* : 60% of the prize pool returned including one 2019 $8,000 Del Mar Handicapping Challenge Entry and two 2020 National Horseplayer Championship (NHC) entries awarded. Remainder benefits LRF Cares, a 501(c)(3) sponsored charity providing aftercare for thoroughbred horses.

First: $8,000 entry to Del Mar Handicapping Challenge Second: NHC Entry, hotel and $500 travel Third: NHC Entry, hotel and $500 travel     Additional Details: 
  • Free Clubhouse admission on July 20 with paid entry.
  • Players keep all remaining funds in their live-money bankroll.
  • Earn NHC Tour Points
  • Luxurious contest room and seating provided. No dress code. 
  • Contest Rules 
  Please contact Renee Parcell, lrfcares@gmail.com, for contest questions.  *Based on expected 100 entrants, prizes subject to change.