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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
Activities: Dining, Gambling
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Mission Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Lodi, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We took the Coastal train from downtown. They have a free shuttle that runs from the train to the track. Staff at the track was very nice and helpful and showed us how to place our bets on the new system. They must have been good because we won! Food and beverage prices are pretty steep. More than what you... More

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Van Nuys
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Narcissistic and condescending "do it our way" mandates $10.00 to park(C'mon Man) No buzz or historic warmth. Just let us take your money(unabashed)

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fun time with my wife and friends at the track. Beer and drinks are all expensive and food is your typical fair type food. We where there Labor day weekend so it was really crowded. We hope to go back when it is not a holiday weekend.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The horse racing was a great family activity. We all placed small bets & stayed for 3-4 races. You could stand or pay for a seat. There was food and even 2 free concerts after the races ended at 7:30. We saw Counting Crows & Lucky! Great time!

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Obviously, you must be at least a little bit interested in horses, racing, gambling or all 3 as a start to visiting Del Mar. On a beautiful day it is great fun. The horses are beautiful animals, the races are exciting with a little cash on the line and the people watching may be the best part. Take a chance... More

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