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A day at the races at Del Mar – 'Where the Turf Meets the Surf'


Last updated 10/28/2017 at Noon

Horses race down the stretch on the turf course at today's Del Mar.

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to the Village News

Del Mar, for the first time in its storied history, will host the prestigious Breeders’ Cup World Championships during its 16-day fall racing season that opens Nov. 1 and continues through Nov. 26.

Some of the best thoroughbreds in the world will compete at the seaside racetrack

Nov. 3-4 when Del Mar presents the Breeders' Cup, which encompasses 13 races worth $29 million in purses.

“It was the 2014 expansion of our turf course that has enabled us to run 14 horses abreast which was the final requirement for hosting th...

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