Off To The Races!

13506791483_60f5966ec5_bSummer is in full swing around town and this Friday marks the beginning of the 2016 Del Mar Racing Season! Get ready for the influx of celebrities, fashion, fascinators and those amazing hats that only come out once a year! The racing action happens on the track, but this Friday, July 15th the action continues at some mega Opening Day Parties around town! See our list below for some of our favorite options for celebrating before, during and after the horses race.

FRIDAY, JULY 15th, 2016


1. L’Auberge Del Mar – 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 92014
5pm – Midnight
L’Auberge will be hosting their annual Opening Day After Party. Cost is $229/person ahead of time and $250 at the door, space permitting. Ticket includes food and welcome cocktail. More Information:


2. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe – 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe 92067
5pm – 10pm
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is teaming up with Ranch & Coast Magazine for the Hats, Heels & Hooves party. Tickets are $150/person ahead of time or $175 at the door and dinner will be included with ticket. More Information:


3. The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia – 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe 92067

6pm – 10pm

Rancho Valencia resort teams up with Riviera Magazine to host this evening celebration that includes welcome cocktail, dancing, live music, food and more! Tickets are $65/person. More Information:


4. Cucina Enoteca – Flower Hill Promenade (2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar 92014)
5pm – 10:30pm
The trendy Cucina Enoteca will be unveiling their race-inspired cocktail menu and race themed decorations this Friday.  No entry cost…just go enjoy some good food and drinks to continue the celebrations. Restaurant Info:


5. Searsucker – Del Mar Highlands Town Center (12995 El Camino Real Ste #121, Del Mar 92130)
Starting at 11am
Celebrating both Opening Day and their 3rd Anniversary, Searsucker has the whole day covered with live music and food/drink specials to keep you entertained before, during and after the races. This is a great option for those wanting to be a part of the action, but not able to make it to the track. More Information:



For more information on the racing season, visit



We’ll See You Around Town!!


-The Katie Hawkes Group
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