San Diego horse racing takes place where the “turf meets the surf” at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July – early-September. The 2019 season will take place from July 17th through September 2nd.
Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.
Horse racing at Del Mar runs Wednesday through Sunday (dark on Monday and Tuesday), with post time for the first race on most days at 2:00 PM. On Fridays first post is 4:00 PM.