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Del Mar Race Track

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just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, Del Mar, CA
+1 858-755-1141
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just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, Del Mar, CA
+1 858-755-1141

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the site of the fair and like all fairs, there's a lot of really good - bad food, games, rides and laughs for the kids. The popular Race Track actually gets good horses, unlike many tracks in CA. so the races are exciting....More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real fun place to go. It is clean and staff very helpful on how to get around. The grandstand is fantastic to watch the races. If you go attend the handicapping seminar an hour before the races start. Very helpful tips for the day.

Thank FredN47
Reviewed April 26, 2017

My husband is an avid horse player and we have visited racetracks all over the world. Del Mar will always be one of our favorites. It has the laid back SD vibe, sunshine, gorgeous grounds, typically large fields in each race (lots of horses running),...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We have attended a big vintage motorcycle show and races here. Fun in the sun in an historic place surrounded by a fun town

Thank vintagetrailer
Reviewed April 5, 2017

The Del Mar Race Track is a great spot to watch races when they're in season. It does require a little bit of advance planning, as parking and transportation can be complicated since they do get quite crowded. I haven't really been to many other...More

Thank 581lily
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Super fun, iconic and beautiful place with an amazing vibe. But very busy so if you plan on parking there, get there early.

Thank phadamsx
Reviewed March 26, 2017

It's a race track... not sure what else to say, long lines, crowds and parking challenges but, as long as you expect that, it's a great time and hopefully you can win some money! Horses are beautiful.

Thank AnnieMF
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Exciting and Relaxing all at the same time. This is a beautiful and historical Race track. It has a great hotel right next door which is an easy walk to the track. It is close to the quaint town of Del Mar, Torrey Pines golf...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Excellent, doors should be kept open to accommodate wheeled carts with dog crates. Parking lot staff could be a bit more cordial and customer service focused.

Thank Brent B
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

So your tired of the coffee meeting and let's meet for lunch/Dinner, so was I. Spend some time together, get to know each other a little more between races. Take a class, learn some betting strategies, get out there, work with each other and see...More

Thank RickTrippin
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Hello, hoping to go to Del Mar for the Breeders cup. Trying to find out if they have a GA seating area or if most seats are assigned. I am used to the Saratoga race track where there is a paddock area where you bring your own chairs and then can walk out to the track and watch the race along the rails. If anyone has any information about the seating or any other helpful tips it would be appreciated. Thank you!
January 24, 2017|
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Response from Holly O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are general admission seats along the track. You can bring your own folding chairs. It gets very hot in the sun.
Brenda J
Visiting in Feb... are they racing at Del Mar?
November 13, 2016|
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Response from GloriaMaria0403 | Reviewed this property |
While I don't see any calendar listing for Feb 2017, I can tell you that they definitely had races in Feb 2015 and Feb 2016. Time: 9:00AM-3:30PM Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00AM-10:45PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Sunday night... More
Ron C
Is there handicapped parking?
August 22, 2016|
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Response from califdann | Reviewed this property |
This is California; Handicapped parking is required. So, yes.