Del Mar 2020 Racing Season
Photography Provided By: DMTC
Del Mar 2020 Racing Season
Photography Provided By: DMTC

Opening Day Is Here—Place Your Bets and Experience the Del Mar Horse Races Virtually at These San Diego Viewing Locations

Experience the Del Mar Racing Season Virtually at Your Favorite Local San Diego Restaurants, Hotels and Casinos

Del Mar 2020 Racing Season

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger
Photography Provided By: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar 2020 Racing Season

The grandstands may be empty, but the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has plans to kick off the 2020 racing season with a bang! As opening day (July 10) quickly approaches, more than 20 local restaurants, hotels and casinos are banding together to keep racing culture alive and well. Each “live” location will offer TV screens for viewing, Del Mar signature drink specials and colorful Del Mar/TVG coasters. Fans can safely watch the majestic thoroughbreds race and take part in the sporting festivities by wagering on the TVG app or at

One of Del Mar’s most sought-after honors, the annual Opening Day Hats Contest, will take place virtually via Instagram and Twitter. The contest is open to all who forward pictures using the hashtag #DelMarHatsContest and tag @DelMarRacing in the photo. A panel of local celebrity judges will declare the 2020 winner!

Del Mar will race every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 10 up to and including Sep. 7 (Labor Day). The first post daily will be at 2 p.m. Don’t miss out on this year’s fun! See below for a full list of participating viewing locations:


Beachside Bar & Grill Del Mar 2020 Racing Season

Location: Encinitas


En Fuego Cantina & Grill

Location: Del Mar


Pillbox Tavern Del Mar 2020 Racing Season

Location: Solana Beach


Crust Pizzeria Where to Watch Del Mar Horse Racing

Location: Solana Beach


Brigantine Del Mar Horse Races

Location: Del Mar


Nick & G’s

Location: Rancho Santa Fe


UNION Kitchen & Tap

Location: Encinitas


Beeside Balcony 

Location: Del Mar


Red Tracton’s Steakhouse

Location: Del Mar (across from the racetrack)


Jake’s Del Mar

Location: Del Mar


Pizza Port

Locations: Solana Beach, Carlsbad, San Clemente, Ocean Beach, Bressi Ranch


Fidel’s Little Mexico

Location: Solana Beach


Hilton Del Mar 

Location: Del Mar (adjacent to the racetrack)


Pendry San Diego

Location: Gaslamp Quarter


Sycuan Casino Resort

Location: El Cajon
Sycuan Casino Resort will offer a Del Mar experience complete with guest handicappers, a dedicated area for TVG watch and wagering and a handicapping tournament where the winner can earn two VIP tickets to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championship.


Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014

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