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 most 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." Various horse and car racing events are held here throughout the year.

Some of the highlights of this famed thoroughbred horse racing venue include:

  • the capacity of nearly 50,000 spectators
  • free rides and games for youngsters
  • has a rich history
  • holds regular major events

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

Easy Access to All Events & Concerts at the Del Mar Race Track

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.

The horse and car racing events schedule updates constantly so you should take a look at their calendar to see what's ahead. For the moments, the highlights announced for 2021-2022 are the following:

Oceanview Housing for Del Mar Races Closely Located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Cardiff Vacations offers accommodation conveniently located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, between Carlsbad and Encinitas, and close to the Del Mar Racetrack and San Diego. After a day at the races, come enjoy luxury cozy rooms, just minutes from the beach in the charming town of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Lounge in elegance on the deck which captures the magnificent ocean views, stay connected to the races with a fast internet connection, and enjoy the easy beach access.

Whether you need to stay a month or one week, traveling just to see the races or to participate in them, by booking with us you can be sure you'll enjoy the same comfort like home, and have nothing to worry about.

Our apartments offer beautifully furnished rooms with custom-designed furniture, bathrooms with spa-like experience, and fully-equipped kitchens with modern appliances. As a guest of Cardiff Vacations, you will experience our en-suite facilities and the fantastic location in fashionable Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Book 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 top priority is making sure you enjoy your stay to the fullest in our beautiful vacation homes.

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