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Escape to San Diego for the Holidays

Horse racing excitement returns to the Del Mar Racetrack July 17 through September 4 (except Labor Day and Tuesdays), as the Del Mar Racetrack begins its 2013 Thoroughbred Racing Season! It's summertime where the turf meets the surf, and that means exhilerating races, big wins, and great music at the 4 o'clock Friday concert series.

Special Events:

  • Wednesday, July 17- Opening Day & One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest
  • Sunday, July 21- Family Fun Day, Webkinz Plush Horse Giveaway (kids 12 & under) & Jockey Photo Day
  • Wednesday, July 24- Free & Easy Wednesdays
  • Sunday, August 25- $1 Million Pacific Classic Day and Long Sleeve T-shirt Giveaway

4 o'Clock Friday Concert Series Schedule:

Free with paid racetrack admission. 2013 schedule to be announced June 2013. Last years concerts included:

  • Wavves
  • Dashboard Confessional
  • Tucanes De Tijuana
  • Steel Pulse
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Ben Harper at Del Mar
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Ozomatli
  • Reggae Festival featuring Ziggy Marley plus Beer Fest

Shuttle Information

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, *Saturday, Sunday:

British Bus Company is contracted by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club to provide shuttle service to the Del Mar Racetrack for Racing Patrons arriving on Amtrak/Coaster at the Solana Beach Station.

  • Shuttle service begins from the Solana Station at 9:31 am to meet Train #564, and continues to meet incoming Trains/Coasters until 4:35 pm
  • Service returning to the Solana Station from the racetrack departs promptly 15 minutes after each race. (Please note, the races do not always run on time, therefore you must adjust you departure from the races to make your Train/Coaster schedule).
  • Last shuttle leaves the racetrack 45min after the end of the last race. On the Saturdays that the Racetrack hosts a concert, shuttle service ends at 10:00 pm.

Friday:

  • Shuttle service begins from the Solana Station at 11:49am to meet Train #768, and continues to meet incoming Trains/Coasters until 7:00pm.
  • Service returning to the Solana Station from the racetrack departs promptly 15 minutes after each race. (Please note, the races do not always run on time, therefore you must adjust you departure from the races to make your Train/Coaster schedule).
  • Last shuttle leaves the racetrack at 10pm.
The 2013 Del Mar horse racing season runs from July 17 through September 4, 20132. Visit this link for more information on the Del Mar 2013 season.

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