Del Mar Race Course: Experience a Great Day at the Track


Located in southern California, just south of Cardiff-by-the-Sea is Del Mar. Like Cardiff-by-the-Sea, it is situated along the Pacific coast and offers amazing ocean views. Del Mar is famous for its world-renowned racetrack that is less than a mile away from the Pacific Ocean, hence often referred to as "the place where the surf meets the turf."

Del Mar Horse Racing

The Del Mar Racetrack is a famed thoroughbred horse racing venue large enough to accommodate nearly 50,000 spectators. The racing season goes on in mid-July, August and early-September and the Del Mar events are major in the racing calendar ever since the racetrack opened in 1937. The Del Mar Race Course is filled with history. The famous Seabiscuit-Ligaroti match race, familiar even to some of the most casual racing fans, was held here in 1938 and it drew a nationwide radio audience.

For a Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing and events calendar, visit

Del Mar Race Track Events & Concerts

Currently, the racetrack also attracts people through the innovation of after racing concerts hosted on the Seaside Stage with tickets that have free admission to the racetrack. Youngsters under 17 can enjoy a variety of activities, such as free rides and games while their parents are having fun at the racetrack.

Anyone looking for the majesty of stretch duels to the wire, the satisfaction of correctly working out the solution to a grand puzzle, the beauty of thoroughbreds at full speed will want to spend time at the horse races. In case you have preconceptions about what happens at a horse race, set them aside and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much fun it can be.

You might also be interested in horse racing for the day out at the race track and the beautiful landscape and the good excuse to dress up for a day out.

Del Mar Racing Accommodation

Cardiff Vacations offers accommodation conveniently located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, close to the Del Mar Racetrack. For those looking for something a little bit cozier, we offer luxury holiday rentals allowing you the perfect getaway close to the beach.

After a day at the races, come enjoy cozy rooms, just minutes from the beach in the charming town of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Whether you are looking for a sea cottage or a penthouse we have the accommodation to suit your family or group's needs.

Our apartments offer rooms beautifully furnished with custom-designed furniture, bathrooms with spa-like experience and kitchens with modern appliances. Lounge in elegance on the deck which captures the magnificent ocean views and stay connected to the races with Wi-Fi.

As a guest of Cardiff Vacations, you will experience our en-suite facilities and the fantastic location in fashionable Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Start by conveniently booking through us directly to eliminate any extra fees and get personalized attention to details. When you choose Cardiff Vacations, you can rest assured that our number one priority is making sure you enjoy your stay to the fullest.