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Del Mar and Saratoga Kick Off Fashionable Summer Fun

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Opening day for Saratoga is set for Friday June 19, 2013. Saratoga Race Track will host the 22nd annual Hat Contest on Sunday July 21, 2013.

Del Mar and Saratoga Kick Off Fashionable Summer Fun:

This week Del Mar and Saratoga will kick off their long awaited summer meets. Fans on the East coast have anxiously waited for Saratoga to open its doors to spend warm sunny days at the beautiful track with the “magical” water. On the West coast, much like the Derby, fans have carefully put together flawless outfits in preparation for the long awaited opening day at Del Mar.

Saratoga: Celebrating 150 year of racing, Opening Day at Saratoga is Friday July 19, 2013. The 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet is forty days long and takes place from July 19th to Labor Day, September 2nd. Saratoga’s feature race will be the 144th Travers Stakes, also known as the “Mid-Summer Derby”, on Saturday September 2, 2013. All three 2013 Triple Crown winners are pointed towards the Travers Stakes including Kentucky Derby winner Orb, Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow, and Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice.

Saratoga will host its 22nd annual hat contest on Sunday July 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm. In Saratoga, the fancy hat tradition dates back to the Victorian era and is a symbol that the summer meet is underway. This year, fashionable fans are encouraged to commemorate Saratoga’s 150th anniversary by adding Victorian flair to their hats and headpieces!

To Keep track of all the fantastic events at Saratoga, visit

Del Mar Race Track

Del Mar’s opening day is set for Wednesday July 16, 2013. Ladies and gentlemen in record numbers will surely grace the grandstand in fashionable hats and fascinators.

Del Mar: Opening Day at Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf, is Wednesday July 17, 2013. The crowds are expected to reach more than 45,000 people to take part in fast horses, big bets, and of course the fashion. Del Mar will once again host it’s annual “One and Only Truly Hats Contest” where fashion’s finest are judged on style and creativity!

Del Mar’s 2013 37-day seaside track meet includes 43 stakes races featuring the $1 million 23rd addition of the TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday August 25th. Five of Del Mar’s scheduled races are part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series.

In addition to fashion and thrilling thoroughbred racing, Del Mar will host an array of talented musicians to perform at the “Del Mar Summer Concert Series.” This year’s talent includes The B52’s, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sammy Hagar and the Wabos, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Iration, Larry Hernandez, Pinback, Steel Pulse, Weezer, Ziggy Marley, along with a few other surprises.

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Funy video of John Scheinman of the Paulick Report checking out the Del Mar fashion: