Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

★★★★☆
  • 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd

    Del Mar, CA 92014

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  • 858-755-1141

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The Del Mar Race Track and Turf Club also known as the
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

*Live Racing happens at the Del Mar Racetrack late July through early September.
*They are closed Monday and Tuesdays
*Races start a 2pm Wed, Thurs, and also Sat and Sun
*On Fridays they start later at 4pm.
*Opening Day here is a very different animal. All types of people pour in. There is a hat contest and people watching is it's own sport. Wow on some of the outfits.

**Girls attending the racetrack. Thank you. You all look amazing :)
*The once a year Pacific Classic starts at 1pm also Opening Day starts early.
*Gates Open 2 hours before the first race.

The racetrack is a way to have a good time. It can be quite expensive or inexpensive depending on your preferences and choices.

There are no stereotypes for the racetrack all are welcome. Men, Women, old young and in between are all here. The Del Mar racetrack is bucking trends of other tracks as attendance grows each and every year.

First things first when getting here. SIGN UP FOR THE DIAMOND CLUB. This is a must and it's free. Give them a valid email address also as it will get you more discounts in the future. It gets you half price admission to the racetrack and also to Surfside Race Place the off track betting facility at the Fairgrounds. It also enables you to all types of freebies when they give stuff away. As of Saturday you can actually sign up BEFORE going inside. it makes Weds free also.

If you want to get more serious into horse racing buy a premium racing form. This stuff will be important for later on if you want to learn more.

If you want to be just casual and just have some fun let some of the professionals do the handicapping for you. Go to this webpage http://www.dmtc.com/handicapping For free handicapping- plan ahead.

Seating Options

There are a few choices for seats.
Stretch Run and Clubhouse. Stretch run is the least expensive, it's also the most crowded. Clubhouse is just a $4 more but the CROWD's A LOT LESS and a little bit fancier.

General Admission only gets you in the door. You can bring your own chairs, stand along the railing or reserve a seat.

Free Admission
Active Military and their dependents get free into racetrack.

Del Mar Concerts happen every Friday night but also sometimes on Sat and Sundays. The best and cheapest way to attend is go into the racetrack BEFORE the last race the fee then is just $3.00. (with diamond club) Otherwise $20.

Check http://www.delmarscene.c for details on the concerts..

How to bet.
There are all types of exotic bets. If you know what you are doing go for it. For the beginner I strongly recommend either just Show bets or win bets.

A fun game for a group of friends is known as Show Parlay. Placing a portion of everybody's funds into a pool and betting a horse to show picked by a member of the group. The next race another member picks and so on and so on. Each time a winner comes up you let the winnings ride. A Show bet is betting that a horse will be either 1st, 2nd or 3rd. It doesn't matter but you always get the smaller payout no matter what finish. This is a good way to get your feet wet.

The favorites win 33% of the time. Yet due to the betting system known as parimutuel betting the payout doesn't pay enough for the losses. It's well known among the professional horse handicappers NOT to bet on favorites. It's known as betting on chalk.

The majority of people who play horses just want to win and be right all the time. You won't make money long term betting on chalk.

Making money on horse racing isn't about picking winners. It's about beating the cword and getting winners who pay at odds much better than the crowd perceived they were worth.

This is why I suggested buying the racing form earlier. It's all in there a horse's past performance. Go to youtube after the races with your form and search for how to read the Daily Racing Form , How to Mark up the Daily Racing Form or Mark up Past Performances. This will give you a fighting chance.

If you want to get much better at wagering I'll recommend the Satellite wagering facility known as Surfside Race Place.
http://www.surfsideraceplace.com

It's the 90,000 sq foot Sports bar located at the Del Mar Fairground that's open year round EXCEPT when the races are running live. You'll see a lot of the guys who make their living betting on the ponies here each day.
Talk to these guys, make friends with them and buy them a few rounds and you'll soon learn a lot more of the ins and outs of horse racing including making nice winning bets. :)

I recommend the Racetrack. I always have fun :)

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★★★★★

The Del Mar Race Track and Turf Club also known as the
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

*Live Racing happens at the Del Mar Racetrack late July through early September.
*They are closed Monday and Tuesdays
*Races start a 2pm Wed, Thurs, and also Sat and Sun
*On Fridays they start later at 4pm.
*Opening Day here is a very different animal. All types of people pour in. There is a hat contest and people watching is it's own sport. Wow on some of the outfits.

**Girls attending the racetrack. Thank you. You all look amazing :)
*The once a year Pacific Classic starts at 1pm also Opening Day starts early.
*Gates Open 2 hours before the first race.

The racetrack is a way to have a good time. It can be quite expensive or inexpensive depending on your preferences and choices.

There are no stereotypes for the racetrack all are welcome. Men, Women, old young and in between are all here. The Del Mar racetrack is bucking trends of other tracks as attendance grows each and every year.

First things first when getting here. SIGN UP FOR THE DIAMOND CLUB. This is a must and it's free. Give them a valid email address also as it will get you more discounts in the future. It gets you half price admission to the racetrack and also to Surfside Race Place the off track betting facility at the Fairgrounds. It also enables you to all types of freebies when they give stuff away. As of Saturday you can actually sign up BEFORE going inside. it makes Weds free also.

If you want to get more serious into horse racing buy a premium racing form. This stuff will be important for later on if you want to learn more.

If you want to be just casual and just have some fun let some of the professionals do the handicapping for you. Go to this webpage http://www.dmtc.com/handicapping For free handicapping- plan ahead.

Seating Options

There are a few choices for seats.
Stretch Run and Clubhouse. Stretch run is the least expensive, it's also the most crowded. Clubhouse is just a $4 more but the CROWD's A LOT LESS and a little bit fancier.

General Admission only gets you in the door. You can bring your own chairs, stand along the railing or reserve a seat.

Free Admission
Active Military and their dependents get free into racetrack.

Del Mar Concerts happen every Friday night but also sometimes on Sat and Sundays. The best and cheapest way to attend is go into the racetrack BEFORE the last race the fee then is just $3.00. (with diamond club) Otherwise $20.

Check http://www.delmarscene.c for details on the concerts..

How to bet.
There are all types of exotic bets. If you know what you are doing go for it. For the beginner I strongly recommend either just Show bets or win bets.

A fun game for a group of friends is known as Show Parlay. Placing a portion of everybody's funds into a pool and betting a horse to show picked by a member of the group. The next race another member picks and so on and so on. Each time a winner comes up you let the winnings ride. A Show bet is betting that a horse will be either 1st, 2nd or 3rd. It doesn't matter but you always get the smaller payout no matter what finish. This is a good way to get your feet wet.

The favorites win 33% of the time. Yet due to the betting system known as parimutuel betting the payout doesn't pay enough for the losses. It's well known among the professional horse handicappers NOT to bet on favorites. It's known as betting on chalk.

The majority of people who play horses just want to win and be right all the time. You won't make money long term betting on chalk.

Making money on horse racing isn't about picking winners. It's about beating the cword and getting winners who pay at odds much better than the crowd perceived they were worth.

This is why I suggested buying the racing form earlier. It's all in there a horse's past performance. Go to youtube after the races with your form and search for how to read the Daily Racing Form , How to Mark up the Daily Racing Form or Mark up Past Performances. This will give you a fighting chance.

If you want to get much better at wagering I'll recommend the Satellite wagering facility known as Surfside Race Place.
http://www.surfsideraceplace.com

It's the 90,000 sq foot Sports bar located at the Del Mar Fairground that's open year round EXCEPT when the races are running live. You'll see a lot of the guys who make their living betting on the ponies here each day.
Talk to these guys, make friends with them and buy them a few rounds and you'll soon learn a lot more of the ins and outs of horse racing including making nice winning bets. :)

I recommend the Racetrack. I always have fun :)

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I used to like this race track a lot and I'd go to the offtrack betting when there wasn't live racing going on. They charge to go into the off track betting facility, which other places do not, and sometimes, when another event is going on, there isn't enough parking for the race track people. Also, some of the employees are really rude and not service oriented.

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I used to like this race track a lot and I'd go to the offtrack betting when there wasn't live racing going on. They charge to go into the off track betting facility, which other places do not, and sometimes, when another event is going on, there isn't enough parking for the race track people. Also, some of the employees are really rude and not service oriented.

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This is the best race track that I've been to.. It's in a gorgeous location, right by the ocean, where you get that cool ocean breeze. I love going to this race track when the live racing is going on. The atmosphere is exciting. Besides all the horses to watch, seeing all the unique people is fun too. It's a real party atmosphere. Fridays are fun too when they have a live band for a concert after the races are over.

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★★★★★

This is the best race track that I've been to.. It's in a gorgeous location, right by the ocean, where you get that cool ocean breeze. I love going to this race track when the live racing is going on. The atmosphere is exciting. Besides all the horses to watch, seeing all the unique people is fun too. It's a real party atmosphere. Fridays are fun too when they have a live band for a concert after the races are over.

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