A Day at the Races
Opening Day at the Del Mar Races once again kicked off the racing season in style on July 17. The 76th season was highlighted by the popular Opening Day “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest” that took place in the Plaza de Mexico at the Del Mar Racetrack. Hats were judged by a panel of celebrity judges who rated the adornments on style and creativity. Categories included Best Racing Theme, Most Outrageous, Most Glamorous, and Best Fascinator, to name a few. Throughout the season, racing has taken place Wednesdays through Sundays with first posts beginning at 2 p.m. The season closes on Sept. 4.