Cool Off at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Summer temps getting to you in the Desert?

Look no further than “Del Mar – Cool As Ever”

“See and Be Scene at Del Mar’s Summer Racing Season”

On July 19th, 40,000+ people at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club kicked off “Opening Day” presented by Valenti International in style with sharp suits, big glamorous hats, floral prints, flowing champagne, delicious food, radio row and lots of Coors Light! Known as the biggest party of the year in San Diego, the festivities delivered another amazing and memorable day for the books. Despite the hot & humid weather, attendees still dolled themselves up from the Turf Club to the Coors Light Party!

(Studio Savvy Salon Services, a proud presenter of the Opening Day Hat Contest)

As I strolling the grounds between Race 1 and 2, I literally bumped into Nikki and Brie Bella (The Bella Twins) of WWE and E!’s Total Divas, who were filming TV segments at the track. The sisters took in the sights & sounds of Race 2 just steps away from the finish line and posed for pictures before returning upstairs to The Clubhouse.

(Brie and Nikki Bella)

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club truly offers something for everyone; whether you’re placing bets to WIN, PLACE or SHOW… or you’re just coming for a show, literally, as Del Mar’s Summer Concert Series presents headlining talent ranging from country superstar Billy Currington on Saturday, August 5th, hip-hop chart topper Ludacris on Saturday, August 12th, rockers Slightly Stoopid on Saturday, August 26th and EDM powerhouse DJ Steve Aoki on Sunday, September 3rd.

  • Friday, July 21 – Tribal Seeds
  • Friday, July 28 – Violent Femmes
  • Friday, August 4 – Eagles of Death Metal
  • Saturday, August 5 – Country Fest starring Billy Currington
  • Friday, August 11 – The White Buffalo
  • Saturday, August 12 – Ludacris
  • Friday, August 18 – Steel Pulse
  • Friday, August 25 – Lord Huron
  • Saturday, August 26 – Slightly Stoopid
  • Friday, September 1 – The Revivalists
  • Sunday, September 3 – Steve Aoki

*Concerts are ages 18 and up
*Free with admission before the start of the last race

Starting the weekend early? Head down to the track on Friday and take advantage of “Del Mar: Friday Happy Hour” until 6pm: half off all Del Mar’s signature drinks from the time gates open until 6pm. Please drink responsibly.

Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy two of the best food combinations in the world at Del Mar’s Burgers and Brews event on Saturday, August 12th and Del Mar’s Craft Beer and Pizza Festival on Saturday, August 26th. Barbeque lovers can taste dozens of smoked meats at Del Mar’s BBQ State Championship on Sunday, August 20th. Closing weekend will be highlighted by the second Tacotopia at the Track, when 40 of San Diego, Los Angeles and Tijuana’s best restaurants and food trucks compete for our region’s highly sought-after ‘Best Taco’ title on Sunday, September 3rd.

For a full list of special events at DMTC,



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