To plan a day at Del Mar Racetrack, check the daily events calendar to choose your desired events. Print a map of the racetrack, and determine your preferred area to watch the races.
Racetrack spectators typically observe the horses in the paddock, make bets at the ticket windows, and choose a seat or stand nearby the finish line. The paddock is close to the location where the Stretch Run and Clubhouse regions meet.
The recommended periods to watch horse races at Del Mar Racetrack are during the Del Mar Race Season?s opening day and the Pacific Classic Stakes, in which the winner gains instant entry to the Breeder?s Cup. Del Mar Racetrack allows visitors to enter the Stretch Run spectator site for free on Wednesdays. Diamond Club members also enjoy foods and beverages for half the prices during Wednesdays. Another featured event during racing seasons at Del Mar Racetrack is Four O?Clock Fridays, which is popular among music enthusiasts and young professionals. People can attend free concerts after the race.
Camp Del Mar is a babysitting area that provides fun activities for children between 5 and 12 years old while their parents watch the races. First-timers who want to learn about the proper method to bet on horse racing may attend a seminar typically held an hour before the races.