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Del Mar Race Track

#2 of 23 things to do in Del Mar Features Animals
just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, Del Mar, CA
+1 858-755-1141
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just west of I-5 at the Via de la Valle exit, Del Mar, CA
+1 858-755-1141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a beautiful place to watch the horses run. The weather is always fantastic and the venue is great. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Jesse L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Del Mar Track for horse races..TOP NOTCH!!! Better than Santa Anita Race Track. Today we went to the San Diego County Fair-also held here. Very organized venue & parking. The Fair ends July 5th. We will be back next year!

1  Thank Bev B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the site of the fair and like all fairs, there's a lot of really good - bad food, games, rides and laughs for the kids. The popular Race Track actually gets good horses, unlike many tracks in CA. so the races are exciting....More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

A real fun place to go. It is clean and staff very helpful on how to get around. The grandstand is fantastic to watch the races. If you go attend the handicapping seminar an hour before the races start. Very helpful tips for the day.

1  Thank FredN47
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My husband is an avid horse player and we have visited racetracks all over the world. Del Mar will always be one of our favorites. It has the laid back SD vibe, sunshine, gorgeous grounds, typically large fields in each race (lots of horses running),...More

2  Thank Diane W
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We have attended a big vintage motorcycle show and races here. Fun in the sun in an historic place surrounded by a fun town

Thank vintagetrailer
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Del Mar Race Track is a great spot to watch races when they're in season. It does require a little bit of advance planning, as parking and transportation can be complicated since they do get quite crowded. I haven't really been to many other...More

1  Thank 581lily
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Super fun, iconic and beautiful place with an amazing vibe. But very busy so if you plan on parking there, get there early.

1  Thank phadamsx
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It's a race track... not sure what else to say, long lines, crowds and parking challenges but, as long as you expect that, it's a great time and hopefully you can win some money! Horses are beautiful.

1  Thank AnnieMF
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Exciting and Relaxing all at the same time. This is a beautiful and historical Race track. It has a great hotel right next door which is an easy walk to the track. It is close to the quaint town of Del Mar, Torrey Pines golf...More

1  Thank Lisa L
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25 January 2017|
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Response from Holly O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are general admission seats along the track. You can bring your own folding chairs. It gets very hot in the sun.
Brenda J
14 November 2016|
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Response from GloriaMaria0403 | Reviewed this property |
While I don't see any calendar listing for Feb 2017, I can tell you that they definitely had races in Feb 2015 and Feb 2016. Time: 9:00AM-3:30PM Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00AM-10:45PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Sunday night... More
Ron C
23 August 2016|
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Response from califdann | Reviewed this property |
This is California; Handicapped parking is required. So, yes.