Del Mar 2021 Opening at 100% Handicapping and Stakes Schedule
100% Capacity in Seated Areas at Del Mar 2021
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced plans to open its 2021 summer race meet with 100% capacity for fans in its seating areas throughout its facility.
Del Mar’s 82nd racing season will open on Friday, July 16, and run through Labor Day Monday, September 6.
All fans wishing to attend must obtain a seating package in advance of their arrival. Admission tickets and parking passes are in the package. Online purchase of seats are available (DMTC.com/tickets). Besides the online sale, Del Mar offers the purchase of reserved seating packages by phone (858-792-4242).
Del Mar 2021 will offer seating in its Stretch Run (Grandstand), Clubhouse, Turf Club, Skyrooms, Luxury and Celebrity Suites, and its five major restaurants. Total seating at the track is 14,994.
The first post daily at the seaside oval will be 2 p.m. on all days except Fridays. Opening Day Friday will have a 2 p.m. post, but then Fridays thereafter will see a 4 p.m. start with the exceptions of the last two Fridays of the meet (August 27 and September 3) when things get started at 3:30 p.m.
The first two weeks of the season will feature Friday-through-Sunday three-day weekends. For the remainder of the meet, racing will be conducted on a Thursdays-through-Sunday basis with Closing Day on Labor Day Monday.
Four handicapping contests are scheduled for the meet. The popular Beach Boss Online Handicapping Contest is free to play, with $100 of mythical Win, Place, or Show bets on featured races each day of the Summer Season from July 16 through September 6.
The LRF Cares Handicapping Contest supports Thoroughbred aftercare. The live-money contest has a $500 buy-in and will be held on Saturday, July 24. Participants can play live on-track or through TVG.com
The Del Mar 2021 Summer Handicapping Challenge will be held on Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, August 1, with a $4,000 buy-in. 100% of the prize pool is distributed back to players, including Breeders’ Cup Challenge & NHC entries.
Del Mar’s final handicapping event, the Pacific Classic Betting Challenge, will be held on Saturday, August 21, with a $5,000 buy-in. Participants can play on track or online through TVG.com.
Learn more and register here
2021 Summer Season Graded Stakes Schedule
|Sat. Jul. 17th||San Diego Handicap||2||$250,000||3YO & up||Dirt||1 1/16 Miles|
|Sun. Jul. 18th||Cougar II Stakes||3||$100,000||3YO & up||Dirt||1 1/2 Miles|
|Sat. Jul. 24th||Eddie Read Stakes||2||$250,000||3YO & up||Turf||1 1/8 Miles|
|Sat. Jul. 24th||San Clemente Stakes||2||$200,000||3YO Fillies||Turf||1 Mile|
|Sat. Jul. 31st||Bing Crosby Stakes||1||$300,000||3YO & up||Dirt||6 Furlongs|
|Sun. Aug. 1st||Clement L. Hirsch Stakes||1||$300,000||3YO & up Fillies & Mares||Dirt||1 1/16 Miles|
|Fri. Aug. 6th||Sorrento Stakes||2||$200,000||2YO Fillies||Dirt||6 Furlongs|
|Sat. Aug. 7th||Yellow Ribbon Handicap||2||$200,000||3YO & up Fillies & Mares||Turf||1 1/16 Miles|
|Sat. Aug. 7th||Best Pal Stakes||2||$200,000||2YO||Dirt||6 Furlongs|
|Sun. Aug. 8th||La Jolla Stakes||3||$150,000||3YO||Turf||1 1/16 Miles|
|Fri. Aug. 20th||Rancho Bernardo Handicap||3||$100,000||3YO & up Fillies & Mares||Dirt||6 1/2 Furlongs|
|Sat. Aug. 21st||Tvg Pacific Classic||1||$750,000||3YO & up||Dirt||1 1/4 Miles|
|Sat. Aug. 21st||Del Mar Oaks||1||$300,000||3YO Fillies||Turf||1 1/8 Miles|
|Sat. Aug. 21st||Del Mar Mile||2||$300,000||3YO & up||Turf||1 Mile|
|Sat. Aug. 21st||Del Mar Handicap||2||$300,000||3YO & up||Turf||1 3/8 Miles|
|Sat. Aug. 21st||Torrey Pines Stakes||3||$100,000||3YO Fillies||Dirt||1 Mile|
|Sun. Aug. 22nd||Green Flash Handicap||3||$100,000||3YO & up||Turf||5 Furlongs|
|Sat. Aug. 28th||Pat O’Brien Stakes||2||$200,000||3YO & up||Dirt||7 Furlongs|
|Sat. Sep. 4th||Del Mar Derby||2||$200,000||3YO||Turf||1 1/8 Miles|
|Sat. Sep. 4th||John C. Mabee Stakes||2||$200,000||3YO & up Fillies & Mares||Turf||1 1/8 Miles|
|Sun. Sep. 5th||Del Mar Debutante||1||$300,000||2YO Fillies||Dirt||7 Furlongs|
|Mon. Sep. 6th||Runhappy Del Mar Futurity||1||$300,000||2YO||Dirt||7 Furlongs|