Del Mar Race track opened in 1937 thanks mainly to two men, singer and actor Bing Crosby and actor Pat O’Brien. Opening day 1937 featured Bing Crosby welcoming fans to his track. By 1940, Del Mar was the place for Hollywood stars to see and be seen. Del Mar opened during a time when Americans loved racing as much as they loved baseball ad Del Mar flourished, being called the ‘Saratoga of the West’.
Del Mar Track Surface
The Del Mar track surface has undergone quite a few renovations in its history, from the dirt track being totally removed and replaced with a synthetic surface, and back again to dirt seven years later, to the turf course being widened to 80 feet. Del Mar has a one-mile oval with chutes for 7/8 and 1 1/4 mile races and a seven-eighths mile oval with a diagonal straight away chute for 1 1/16 and 1 1/8 mile races.
Betting Del Mar
Del Mar opens Wednesday, July 17 with the Oceanside Stakes headlining the card. There are 41 stakes races this summer at Del Mar, and when betting Del Mar, keep in mind that horses that have performed well at Del Mar have a big edge over those who haven’t. Xpressbet is your way to play the races at Del Mar. Sign Up Now to Pick your Bonus and start wagering today!