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Del Mar Race Track

just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, Del Mar, CA
858 755 1141
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks, Sports
Activities: Dining, Gambling
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Fort Worth, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Del Mar is one of the very best tracks in all of America. Great trainers and horses and facilities make this a destination place if you love horses and racing. Kind of expensive to park and get in but it's worth it. The weather is almost always great there. If you love thoroughbreds, I recommend going!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Attended an afternoon of racing during the inaragual Bing Crosby Season. This was our second trip to Del Mar as we had previously visited during the Summer 5 years ago. The traditional Del Mar vibe was missing. The facility is in need of refurbishing over the next two years if they intend to hold the Breeders Cup World Championship. Not... More

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Oceanside, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Del Mar racetrack is a San Diego Landmark that dates back to the late 1930's. For those who want to have a fun day out with food, music and low cost gambling, its great. I went to the Bing Crosby days on November 9, 2014, and it was great, cool day and we reserved a table so that we... More

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556 reviews 556 reviews
284 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A North County Landmark! It is great to go and have drinks and watch the races ... right by the ocean nonetheless!! The Del Mar Fair is also nice when it is in full swing!

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Dana Point, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A beautiful track, laid out like Santa Anita but smaller and easier to navigate. Went on a week day in summer, my first trip to any race track, and was able to see the horses and jockeys circle the paddock, up close, before they went thru the tunnel to the track, Even had time to get back to my seat... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sometimes, I have no brains. Going to this track was one of those times. Somehow, I thought that attending on the special Wednesday when they had half price beer and hot dogs would be good. Half price beer was Coors Light, at craft beer prices. Strike one. Half price hot dog was the size of my pinky, also at gourmet... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday morning at the Fair Grounds here for the Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association Championship Horse Show. Excellent indoor facility and the Show was top notch Congratulations to all of the competitors for a wonderful job..

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Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It's a great facility and when it rains you still have the covered arena to keep you dry. It would be nice to have padded seats in the grandstand. Not to be missed.....they hold great horse shows throughout the year.

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El Paso, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Pay a little more and get into the upper decks where you can eat and have a vantage view of the races. Good atmosphere and good times can be had.

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Bacliff, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Some of the best horse racing in the US. Del mar will host the Breeders Cup in 2016 and will be here for sure. This track was built by Bing Crosby in the '30's and is a classic.

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