“Selling out is a new thing,” Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Joe Harper said to the press Friday morning of opening day. “We have had so many people here on these opening days that it has begun getting out of hand. We want to keep it safe and keep it healthy so we limited our attendance to about 22,000 on Opening Day and it sold out pretty quickly. So, come this weekend now if you haven’t gotten your tickets for Friday.”
Friday begins the first of 31 racing days for the track’s 2022 season. Opening weekend, races will run through Sunday and then return to a Thursday through Saturday schedule for the remainder of the season.
Parking is available at the track for as low as $15. Preferred, valet, and limo/bus parking prices also are available.
For transportation, the Amtrak and Coaster trains stop in Solana Beach where a complimentary shuttle service is available to transport attendees to and from the track on race days. Continuous service begins at 9 a.m. with return service departing 15 minutes after each race and 30 minutes after the last race of the day.
Photo Michael Drentea