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Sunday, July 28th

Gates Open: 12 PM
First Post:    2 PM - 8 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. 

Saturday & Sunday, July 27 - 28

Handicapping Challenge

Del Mar Handicapping Challenge      
To Enter : $8,000 buy-in inclusive of $6,000 live bankroll and $2,000 towards the prize pool.  Up to two entries per person.    Register     Format : Live money contest. Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double wagering. Wager $500 or more on at least three Del Mar live races each day and at least $3,000 each day.     Prizes* : 100% of the prize pool returned including seven BCBC $10,000 entries and eight 2019 National Handicapping Challenge (NHC) entries awarded. $220,000 in total prizes expected plus $1 Million Bonus Opportunity to the first-place finisher. 

First: $70,000, $10,000 entry to BCBC, 2020 NHC Entry & Travel Stipend Second: $30,000, $10,000 entry to BCBC, 2020 NHC Entry & Travel Stipend Third: $8,000, $10,000 entry to BCBC, 2020 NHC Entry & Travel Stipend Fourth: $2,000, $10,000 entry to BCBC, 2020 NHC Entry & Travel Stipend Fifth: $10,000 entry to BCBC, 2020 NHC Entry & Travel Stipend Sixth:  $10,000 entry to BCBC, 2020 NHC Entry & Travel Stipend Seventh: $10,000 entry to BCBC Eigth:  2020 NHC Entry & Travel Stipend Ninth:  2020 NHC Entry & Travel Stipend Tenth:  $2,000   Please view rules for full prize details     2018 FINAL PLACINGS PLACE NAME FINAL BANKROLL 1 Dennis Montoro $42,000 2 Gary West $29,070 3 Florin Sima $28,290 4 Kyle Fitzgerald $26,563 5 Jonathon Kinchen $25,689 6 Frank Mustari $23,332 7 Jim Videtic $20,800 8 Jim Meeks $20,240 9 Blake Jessee $19,240 10 Gary Broad $19,182   Additional Details: 
  • Earn NHC Tour Points
  • Luxurious contest room and seating with hosted buffet and beverages. No dress code.
  • Please contact Chris Bahr, chris@dmtc.com, for contest questions, hotel suggestions and discounts, rules, etc.
  • * Prizes based on expected 110 entrants, subject to change.

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    

Every Sunday

Taste of the Turf Club

Taste of the Turf Club   Every Sunday experience a different prepared menu by Chef Brian Malarkey in the exclusive Turf Club at Del Mar.    One of San Diego's most celebrated chefs brings his talents trackside every Sunday. Bring your BFF's for a deliciously decadent day at the races featuring creative cuisine, a reserved Turf Club table, and bottomless mimosas.    Tables are limited. $100 per person includes Turf Club Table for the race day, Turf Club Admission, choice of appetizer, entree, dessert and bottomless mimosas, Del Marys or Chandon.   Attendees must comply with Turf Club Dress Code.         Tickets Interested in becoming a Turf Club Member?
Submit an application.      


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.