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Del Mar Race Track

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Address: just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, Del Mar, CA
Phone Number: 858 755 1141
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Here for the Pacific Classic

I love this track. The location is beautiful and the track is gorgeous. I went on a very busy race day (Pacific Classis - Congratulations California Chrome!) but we were able to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Destiny G
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Modesto, California

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this track. The location is beautiful and the track is gorgeous. I went on a very busy race day (Pacific Classis - Congratulations California Chrome!) but we were able to park close and getting out at the end of the big race took only about 15 minutes heading north but if you head south out of the parking... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean, beautiful track. Nice paddock area to see the horses up close. Bring a chair and a cooler (no glass or alcohol) for an inexpensive afternoon, as long as you don't lose your bets!

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Thank misterjohnny
La Mesa, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful race track by the sea! "Where the turf meets the surf!" Be sure to catch the free concerts after the last race during the summertime!

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Thank Vacationers62
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took Amtrak from San Juan Capistrano to Solana Beach on Saturday to witness California Chrome in an impressive 5-length win in the Pacific Classic. The 10:36 am train was standing room only even for ticketed passengers. They suggested taking an earlier train next time and visit Del Mar. The track runs free double decker buses from... More 

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Thank Holly O
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to spend the day with friends or family watching live horse racing. Beautiful facility built to resemble a old Sierra Mission with all the new modern amenities. Beautiful view of the ocean when sitting in the grandstand overlooking the race track. Great food and drinks are available but very pricey. The race track personnel are very friendly and... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to The Del Mar Racetrack a couple of times per year for over 45 years. My wife and I usually get reserved seats in the stretch run close to the finish line. I order the seats on the internet at the beginning of the season to get the best seats. In 2016 we were there to... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just arrived in Del Mar on vacation and had no knowledge that horse racing was scheduled to take place. We did not book and took the chance that we'd get in by walking to the venue. Easy! $10 each and that was for clubhouse access. Seats and meals had to be booked in advance so we settled for what was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were invited by out longtime friends to go to the races .. They are members of the turf club and therefore we had a "royal treatment" : sitting for lunch at our own table and being treated to a tasty meal ! Races , as an event ,doesn't fancy me. It is interesting to see it one..time, but not... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my daughter and son in law to the races for a day - their first time. Beautiful facility. What a fun day we had betting and watching the races. Food and beer is a little expensive, but that is part of the fun. We sat in the free seats and they were just fine and plenty of them.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

$25 for valet parking and then $5 tip; well worth it. What the heck...you are gambling. Food and drink is very expensive. Order a can of beer; much better value than tap beer. Eat before you go there or have a table to eat at; otherwise it is on your lap. ALWAYS get a seat in the clubhouse or stretch... More 

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