Del Mar to Open Slightly Later, and on a Saturday, in '24

Del Mar | Benoit

Del Mar will open its 2024 summer meeting Saturday, July 20, according to a press release from the track.

The slightly later-than-usual start to the season was keyed by the fact that the San Diego Country Fair will operate a bit past its usual closing date July 4, going forward instead to Sunday, July 7.

Del Mar will need the extra time from July 8 onward to prepare its racing surfaces and stable area for the start of the meet and to ensure its safety protocols are all in place, the release stated.

The summer meet will conclude Sunday, Sept. 8.

Del Mar also has finalized fall racing dates, which will be highlighted by the 41st edition of the Breeders' Cup, the third time the championship event has come to the track.

Opening Day of the Bing Crosby Season will be Thursday, Oct. 31. Then that Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, will showcase the 14 Breeders' Cup races.

The fall meet will operate for five weeks and conclude Sunday, Dec. 1.

Del Mar's allocation of the 2024 Southern California racing calendar was approved this past August by the California Horse Racing Board.

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Copy Article Link

Liked this article? Read more like this.

  1. Frazier, White and Flag de Lune Join Washington Racing Hall of Fame
  2. The Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for February 29
  3. WinStar Secures NIL Deal with UK's Reed Sheppard
  4. Justify, Gun Runner Among 2024 Hall of Fame Finalists
  5. Slight Uptick in Rate of Fatal Injuries in 2023

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.