Del Mar Racing
Del Mar Racing

Name of Track:
Del Mar Racing

2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA, United States

Date Opened:
July 3, 1937

Course Type:

Main Track:
1 mile, oval

Last Turn to Finish Line:

919 feet

Turf course:
7 furlongs


Horse Racing at Del Mar

Del Mar Race Track, the place "where the turf meets the surf", opened in 1937 in a joint venture between entertainment celebrities Pat O’Brien, Jimmy Durante, Charles S. Howard, Oliver Hardy and Bing Crosby.

The track gained notoriety in the 1940's as the summer playground for many Hollywood stars, hosting the Bing Crosby Handicap, a race first held at Del Mar in 1946. Throughout the 1950s the track became the Saratoga of the West for summer racing.

Currently the San Diego Recetrack hosts some of the biggest events in the state, including the popular Pacific Classic, Eddie Read Stakes and Del Mar Oaks.

Del Mar Racing Racing Information:

Live Racing:  Wednesday to Wednesday

Live Racing Calendar:  July - September

Notable Races at Del Mar:

Pacific Classic
Eddie Read Stakes
Del Mar Oaks
John C. Mabee Stakes


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