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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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Enjoy an exciting day at the races!

Del Mar offers a full program of fast paced professional horse racing at a beautiful venue just off the beach in S. California on the edge of Solana Beach. The track is easily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Fullerton, California
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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Del Mar offers a full program of fast paced professional horse racing at a beautiful venue just off the beach in S. California on the edge of Solana Beach. The track is easily accessible from the freeway or nearby coastal highway 101. Be sure to check out the booths at the track entrance for special reduced entrance fee sign up... More 

Thank MNugentf
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To experience the Del Mar Racetrack on Opening Day or on a Friday afternoon of racing is truly a unique horse racing experience that can not be had anywhere else in the world. Whoever came up with the Friday night concert idea surly is a brilliant marketing mind. Bing Crosby would be proud of the "party-on" attitude that the patrons... More 

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Luckey, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dad really wanted to go here, being a former harness racer. We loved it. We had a lot of fun and this place was really pretty and easy to get around.

Thank Christine F
Denver, Colorado
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73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a must see in San Diego. There are not too many tracks in the world where you can see the ocean! Great venue, people watching and awesome way to spend a day, night or more....

Thank michael p
Victoria, Canada
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236 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I've been to the race track for horse races, but the best experience was for a concert. Now, if you're into horse racing, this track has great views, food, and lots of shade. Be prepared to drop some cash--all the food and drinks are pricey.

Thank ProfAragon
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Our first (and second visits) to Del Mar. We have attended horse races at many tracks and have never found a staff a helpful as the people at Del Mar from ticketing, to ushers, to tellers and to wait staff. Plenty of tellers are available to accept your bets and self-bet machines are available also. We sat in different locations... More 

Thank Michael M
Kenai, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Del Mar is a beautiful track with a lot of history. They attract good quality horse for exciting races. Great adult fun.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Very pretty place with graceful fountains and palms with nice variety of food and drinks, but be prepared to hike until you're exhausted (do not go with a bum knee), as choices are spread out. It's very tough to follow the races at the other tracks because the staff cannot get the televisions to tune into Keeneland and Gulfstream despite... More 

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Alpharetta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is one of the premier race tracks in the country. Some of the best jockeys ride at Del Mar. The paddock area is great. If you are a horse racing fan this is the place to be.

Thank AlpahrettaTraveller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We have never been in Del Mar for the summer racing season so were pleased to arrive for a visit this fall to find there is now the Bing Crosby Season for two weeks in November. We had a great time at this lovely venue. It was so much fun to be able to get down close to the paddock... More 

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