Where the surf meets the turf…
It’s that time again… horse racing season at the Del Mar Racetrack is back! Have you ever been to the Del Mar Horse Races? Food, fun, wagers, excitement, and entertainment: an amazing time!
What are the Del Mar Races?
The Del Mar Races are famous horse races that happen each year for horse racing enthusiasts to watch the high octane action fun! Not only are there amazing horses, impressive jockeys, and high-end fashion, but there is also a fantastic musical lineup as well. This year, 40,000+ fans attended what has grown to be one of the most popular and fabulous festivities in the West Coast, Opening Day at Del Mar on July 16, 2015. [Information source]
See also: Tango by the Beach in Oceanside
Jockeying for Position
Jockey is “by origin a diminutive of ‘jock’, the Northern English or Scots colloquial equivalent of the first name ‘John, which is also used generically for “boy, or fellow”, at least since 1529.
Along with the amazing horses, Del Mar Race Season jockeys are quite impressive and go through intensive training to get their horses the win. Here are a few jockeys to look out for when you’re at the racetrack:
- Flavien Prat
- Santiago Gonzalez
- Mike E. Smith
- Rafael Bejaramo
- Joseph Talamo
How to Get to the Races?
To get to Del Mar Races, you can use a variety of transportation from Oceanside. One of the most popular ways of gettingtoo and from Del Mar from O’side is taking the COASTER. To get COASTER information, click here.
If you are driving yourself to the races, the racetrack is located off the Via de la Valle exit west of the I-5 freeway.
What Else Can You See at the Races?
What is spending an exciting day in the sun without enjoying some amazing food? Fans attending the Del Mar Horse Races can stay and dine at Truluck’s, the official restaurant of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, or head out of the track and get some delicious fare at Red Tracton’s or Pamplemousse Grille.
To keep you on your feet and excited this season, don’t miss out on the great musical acts! The Wallflowers kicked off the 2015 Summer Concert Series and we are excited for the acts that are to come. Take a look…
Upcoming Del Mar Summer Concerts
- 07/31 | The Crystal Method
- 08/01 | Ziggy Marley
- 08/07 | Thievery Corporation
- 08/14 | Steel Pulse
- 08/20 | Pepper
- 08/28 | “Weird Al” Yankovic
- 09/04 | Paul Oakenfold
- 09/06 | Weezer
Concerts are 18 and up, except on August 28th, “Weird Al” Yancovic is open to all ages. Tickets are free with racetrack admission. Purchase the $6 Stretch Run admission and that gets you a day at the races and a free concert. For additional information, click here!
And don’t forget — if you visit the Del Mar Races this season, we would love to see your photos! Share them with Visit Oceanside on social media!