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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: +1 858-755-1141
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What a great race track! great views of the track and you can see the ocean from the grandstand. It was especially nice since I actually won a pretty good priced trifecta which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mission Viejo, California

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great race track! great views of the track and you can see the ocean from the grandstand. It was especially nice since I actually won a pretty good priced trifecta which paid for the whole day and more. After the races they had a special concert with Ben Harper which was fantastic. Great day for all of us.

Thank pauln719
Hayward, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with daughter and boyfriend outside peak season, so relaxing experience with little walking from parking. Races every 30 minutes, so time to decide on bets. Can also view horses close-up. Many races have only 6-7 horses, so everyone can win at least once even if gains are low, but the fun is being in a group.

Thank Nino L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring your own folding chair and sit on the rail with the rail birds. Forget the grandstand unless you have aversion to the sun.

Thank DBKuper
Escondido, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The show was very cheap but the drinks were a lot of money. The lines were long for the bathrooms and to get a new drink.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A full day of racing with great facilities both for eating and betting. Wonderful stands to cater for everyone. Exciting finishes to many races.

Thank Hilary W
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been meaning to go for a few years. Our friends are pretty much regulars so we planned for last Sunday. Even though the day threatened rain, and although it was a bit chilly, we really enjoyed ourselves. The set up is attractive, there is lots of seating, places to buy popcorn, grilled food, mimosasas. Our friends say they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit to Del Mar in 2 years. Beautiful venue. Future site of the 2017 Breeders Cup. Attended opening day, very disappointed with the condition of the facility. Seats were dirty and no visible work appears to have been done since our last visit, other than the racing surfaces. Needs improvements prior to November 2017.

Thank tjteddy2
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to opening day of the Bing Crosby Season (Fall Meet). Absolutely beautiful setting to experience thoroughbred racing - for either novice bettor or experienced "rail birds". Offers a variety of dining/seating choices. Sundays offer free admission and half-price drinks. $100. gets you in to the Turf Club including a three course menu, unlimited Domaine Chandon Bubbly, and wonderful Mezzanine... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just happened to be in Del Mar on opening day. Was very impressed with the grounds of the race track. Beautiful landscape and clean.

Thank Penny C
Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can time your trip, make sure to check out opening day and/or Friday concert series. Opening day is a huge party and everyone gets dressed up. There's a free concert every weekend (usually Friday) with big name bands. Check their website so you don't miss out! The track itself is also super fun.

Thank djet17

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