Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club held its first meet in 1937. This Hollywood hangout quickly became a fan favorite for horse racing fans and its popularity grew accordingly. In 1938, one year after Del Mar first opened its doors, the fabled Seabiscuit scored a thrilling victory “by a nose”.
Del Mar Track Layout
The Del Mar Race Track is located in the city of Del Mar, which is just 20 miles north of San Diego - a quick 15-20 minute drive for those in San Diego. Generally, the first post is at 2pm. There are a few days during the season where post times are earlier or later.
Track History & Quick Facts
In keeping with a tradition of excellence, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club spent the 2004 off-season enhancing its new horse racing venue and facility for the 2005 season.
Adding to an already padded list of meets, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club bumped its events to 27 and topped the annual prize purse with another half million dollars, bringing the total offering to $6,775,000, a Del Mar record for guaranteed winnings.
The Pacific Classic remains the chart topper on the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club schedule. A Grade 1 feature for 3-year olds and older, a $1,000,000 purse is sure to entice top riders and their mounts for this late summer classic.
Del Mar Betting Odds
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