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Special Events During Racetrack Season

The 2014 season runs July 17-September 3. Of course you expect Ziggy Marley back on August 31 and Weezer August 2. Here are the lesser-known dates of note.

Most Important Race

$1 Million TVG Pacific Classic
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome may run. Trainer Art Sherman wants it to happen, but ultimately it’s up to CC’s owners.
August 24

Minimal Stakes

Hippity Hop Race
Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.

Wiener Dog Races
September 1


Feasting Days

Beer Fest
(Local San Diego brews)
July 26

Del Mar Grill Fest
August 9

Gourmet Food Truck Festival
August 16

Beer Fest
(International brews)
August 24

Freebie Days

Family Fun Day Webkinz Plush Horse Giveaway
July 20

Beach Towel Giveaway
July 26

T-Shirt Giveaway
August 24


Party with us!

San Diego Magazine will host an Opening Day pre- and post-race party at Morgan Run Club and Resort. Includes shuttle service to the races!

Daybreak at Del Mar

Every Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., watch a morning workout and eat breakfast at the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant. Coolest way to wake up!


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Special Events During Racetrack Season

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