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Saturday, August 17th

Gates Open: 12 PM
First Post:    2 PM - 11 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    

Saturday, August 17

Beach Blanket Giveaway

Beach Blanket Giveaway   On August 17, as part of our all-day TVG Pacific Classic celebrations, Diamond Club members can pick up a Del Mar beach blanket, perfect for your hot summer days. Free for Diamond Club members with paid admission while supplies last. Sign up on the Del Mar Mobile App.           

Saturday, August 17

Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Pacific Classic Betting Challenge    
To Enter : $750 buy-in inclusive of $500 live bankroll and $250 towards the prize pool. Up to three entries per person.    Register      Format : Live money contest. Wager $500 or more on Del Mar live races.   Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta and Daily Double wagering only.   Prizes* : 100% of the prize pool returned including one 2019 $10,000 Breeders Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) Entry, two $4,500 2019 Del Mar Fall Handicapping Challenge entries and two 2020 National Horseplayer Championship (NHC) entries awarded. 

First: $10,000, $10,000 entry to BCBC Second: $7,000, NHC Entry plus $1,000 Travel Third: $3,500, NHC Entry plus $1,000 Travel Fourth: $4,500 entry to Del Mar Fall Handicapping Challenge Fifth: $4,500 entry to Del Mar Fall Handicapping Challenge Sixth:  $2,000    2018 FINAL PLACINGS PLACE NAME FINAL BANKROLL 1 Kevin McFarland  $7,511.50 2 David Snyder  $5,577.00 3 Tyler Hoffman $5,249.00 4 Ed Abel  $5,103.00 5 Walt Tendler  $4,440.00 6 Scott Johnson  $4,243.70   Additional Details: 
  • Earn NHC Tour Points
  • Please contact Chris Bahr, chris@dmtc.com, for contest questions, hotel deals, etc.
  • *Prizes based on expected 250 entrants, subject to change.


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.  

Mandatory Payout

  Mandatory Payouts Pacific Classic Day Saturday, August 17, 2019   Closing Day Monday, September 2, 2019        

Saturday, August 17

TVG Pacific Classic

TVG Pacific Classic   Del Mar's richest and most prestigious race, the $1,000,000 Grade I TVG Pacific Classic, takes place on Saturday, August 17.    Tickets   Tickets for the summer season go on sale Friday, May 10. Don't miss out on important updates from Del Mar, including special access to ticket pre-sale. Subscribe.     Graded Stakes $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic (Gr I) $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (Gr I) $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (Gr II) $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (Gr III) $100,000 Green Flash Handicap (Gr III)     Pacific Classic Betting Challenge $750 Live Money Tournament   Details