Del Mar Horse Races
The Del Mar Horse Races are back with opening day on July 17, 2019! This popular event dates back to 1937, and more than 40,000 race fans are expected to attend what’s defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west! This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style. First post is 2pm on all race days apart from Friday, when it is 4pm. For detailed information on the upcoming races, themed days and special events visit DMTC Race Calendar. For visiting the races consider taking the train at the Oceanside Transit Center in downtown Oceanside. The North County Transit District offers the Pony Express ticket, an $11 train ticket that offers round-trip fare on the COASTER, SPRINTER, or BREEZE, and Stretch-Run admission to the Del Mar Races for one day. Tickets can be purchased at NCTD ticket vending machines, or online on the mobile app Compass Cloud. This ticket is not valid on opening day. To reach the Del Mar races get off at the Solana Beach Station and hop on a shuttle that will take you directly to the race track.