Del Mar Racetrack - Del Mar, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2
N 32° 58.458 W 117° 15.767
11S E 475445 N 3648468
Quick Description: Where the turf meets the surf at old Del Mar.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2011 9:00:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMCH7N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member monkeykat
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Del Mar Racetrack is on the grounds of the San Diego County Fair at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014. You can see the ocean from the grandstands. This was/is a celebrity hangout. It's first owners in 1937 were Bing Crosby,Pat O'Brien, Jimmy Durante, Charles S. Howard and Oliver Hardy. Bing Crosby's song "Where the Surf Meets the Turf at Del Mar" is played before the first race every day.
Each year, the track has a 43 day season starting a few weeks after the July 4th weekend conclusion of the San Diego County Fair. The track only has day racing- starting at 2 p.m.
A Polytrack surface was added in 2007.

Read more about the track at (visit link)
Types of Races: Thoroughbred

Racing Season: From: 7/20/2011 To: 9/7/2011

Year Opened: 1/1/1937

Famous Races:
Grade 1 :

Bing Crosby Handicap
Clement L. Hirsch Handicap
Del Mar Debutante Stakes
Del Mar Futurity
Del Mar Oaks
Eddie Read Handicap
John C. Mabee Handicap
Pacific Classic Stakes
Pat O'Brien Handicap
Grade 2 :

Best Pal Stakes
Del Mar Mile Handicap
Del Mar Derby
Del Mar Handicap
La Jolla Handicap
Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap
San Clemente Handicap
San Diego Handicap
Grade 3 :

Cougar II Handicap
Rancho Bernardo Handicap
Sorrento Stakes

Ungraded stakes :

Adoration Stakes
Daisycutter Handicap
Green Flash Handicap
El Cajon Stakes
Oceanside Stakes
Osunitas Stakes
Pirate's Bounty Stakes
Solana Beach Handicap
Torrey Pines Stakes
Wickerr Stakes
Windy Sands Handicap

Discontinued stakes :

Junior Miss Stakes


Racecourse Web Site: [Web Link]

Additional Information: Not listed

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