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Sunday, August 18th

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. 

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.      

Sunday, August 18

Turf & Surf BBQ Championship

Turf & Surf BBQ State Championship   More than 30 of the nation’s top professional BBQ pitmasters will compete for your taste buds. Receive unlimited BBQ samples from a wide range of competition-ready brisket, pork, ribs, chicken and tri-tip from professional cooks competing for over $15,000 in prize money. Pair your BBQ with an assortment of specialty craft brews. Other special offerings include seafood and a variety of desserts.  General Admission Ticket includes: 
  • Track Admission
  • Racing Program & Tipsheet
  • Exclusive Trackside Viewing Area 
  • 5 Beer Tasters
  • Unlimited BBQ sampling
Upgrade to VIP for an exclusive extra hour to satisfy your taste buds starting at 12 PM.  Tickets Event open to all ages. Children ages 4-12 are $15 at the event entrance, under 4 are free.

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.