It all started in 1937 when Bing Crosby welcomed the first race fans to Del Mar.Little did he know he was kicking off a tradition that has become one of San Diego’s most popular annual attractions for 85 years.Each fall, we honor that tradition with the running of the Bing Crosby Season – four weeks of spectacular Thoroughbred racing at the seaside oval. The Bing Crosby Season may be in its final weeks but there are still plenty of days ahead to plan your time at the track.
2022 is highlighted with new events and activities during Del Mar’s fall season. You can gain access to the exclusive Turf Club with two single-day options.Start your weekend a little early with Turf Club Fridays, the ultimate happy hour featuring the finest in world-class trackside hors d’oeuvres, libations and racing.Or enjoy the ultimate Del Mar experience with Taste of the Turf Club. Enjoy a creative, locally-inspired menu with a million-dollar view. Tickets include one daily Turf Club admission, seat and program, plus a three-course brunch with bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s until 3:00 p.m.
Plan to celebrate a special Thanksgiving at the track on Thursday, November 24th.Get the festivities started with an 11:00 a.m. first post while dining on a delicious three-course Thanksgiving feast paired with bottomless bubbly until 1:30 p.m. in the Turf Club.
The pinnacle of the Bing Crosby Season racing is the Del Mar Turf Festival, showcasing a racing card featuring nine turf races (8 graded) over nine days with total purses of nearly $2 million.
Thur. Nov 24 $150,000 RED CARPET STAKES (Grade III)
Fri. Nov 25 $250,000 HOLLYWOOD TURF CUP (Grade II)
Sun. Nov 27 $150,000 NATIVE DIVER STAKES (Grade III)
Sat. Dec 3 $400,000 HOLLYWOOD DERBY (Grade I)
Sat. Dec 3 $100,000 JIMMY DURANTE STAKES (Grade III)
Sat. Dec 3 $100,000 STORMY LIBERAL STAKES
Sun. Dec 4 $400,000 MATRIARCH STAKES (Grade I)
Sun. Dec 4 $100,000 CECIL B. DEMILLE STAKES (Grade III)
Back by popular demand is Daybreak at Del Mar. Every Saturday at 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., enjoy breakfast in the Clubhouse Terrace restaurant while viewing the morning workouts from open-air table seating. Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jessica Pyfer will be on hand each morning to provide insider insights.
There’s nothing quite like the beauty and excitement of a day at Del Mar.
So gather your friends and come out to be a part of the final weeks of racing, where the turf meets the surf.