The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in the oceanside city of Del Mar is one of the preeminent horse racing tracks in the United States. The large, beautifully built facility draws big excitement, large crowds and plenty of celebrity sightings each racing season.
Located about 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, the Del Mar Racetrack was founded in 1937 and continues to be a mainstay San Diego attraction during racing season – mid-June through early September, as well as some racing during the month of November.
The racetrack’s slogan is “Where the Turf Meets the Surf,” and that is unquestionably true. Visitors to San Diego during racing season can visit the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club to see some of the finest horses in the world as they race on the one-mile dirt track or the longer, seven-furlong turf course. You can bet and cheer on your favorite in a thrilling race, or simply enjoy the beauty and majesty of the equines as they gather in the paddock and trot to the starting gates under the watchful command of their jockey.