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Del Mar Racetrack - General FAQ

Directions and Transportation

Driving Directions

Del Mar is located just west of the I-5 freeway. Exit Via de la Valle and head west to the Racetrack.

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014


Transportation Service

Epic Limo Bus provides limo bus and charter bus transportation to Del Mar Racetrack, wine tours, brewery tours and corporate outings in San Diego.  Epic Limo Bus a San Diego limo and party bus service call 619-239-7599.


Ridesharing Services 

The rideshare dropoff and pickup lot is located on Jimmy Durante Blvd. Please proceed to the lot before requesting a pickup. 

Rider Map Del Mar

Rider Map Del Mar


Both Amtrak and Coaster trains stop at the nearby Solana Beach station.


Del Mar provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the track on race days.

Get off at the Solana Beach station and look for the free shuttle.


Amtrack Reservations:


Sprinter Bus:

Please see below for attractions near the track:


Parking Rates vary by race meet.

Parking fees are charged on a per-vehicle basis when entering the facility. No re-entry allowed.


Opening Day:

General Parking $15   

Preferred Parking $30

Valet Parking $40

Limo & Bus Parking $100



General Parking $10

Preferred Parking $20

Valet Parking $30

Limo & Bus Parking $30

*Pay upon entry.


Discounted Parking Book includes ten parking passes valid for both the Summer & Bing Crosby Season.    

Dates good  July 21 – Sept 10 & Nov 10 – Dec 3, 2023


General Parking Book of 10

Where can I view the Del Mar Summer Calendar?

You can view the summer meet calendar by clicking below.

Del Mar Events Calendar

What are the Del Mar summer meet dates?

Friday, July 21, 2023 – Sunday, September 10, 2023

What are the Del Mar Bing meet dates?

Friday, November 10, 2023 – Sunday, December 3, 2023

MyRacehorse Lounge - FAQ


Free parking varies by event. If parking is included, it will be notated on the event page under “Parking Access”. Additional details will also be notated in the “Know Before You Go” email that will be sent to you prior the event. 


Which gate should I enter that is closest to the Lounge?

You will enter through the Stretch Run entrance “Blue Gates”. Then take the escalator(or elevators) up to Level 3. You will see the MyRacehorse signs that will guide you to the lounge.


What is included in my "Del Mar Summer 2023 - Lounge + Barn Tour ticket?

– Seating in the MyRacehorse Lounge (first-come, first-served, but there are enough seats for all ticket-holders) includes access to the bar,  live teller(Saturday’s), appetizers and water.

– Access to grandstand seating on the stretch run

– Opportunity to win unique prizes and behind-the-scenes experiences

– General parking included and will be sent via an attachment and notated in the “Know Before You Go” email

– Barn tour on Saturday morning (more details will be sent in your “Know Before You Go” closer to the event date)

What is included in a "Del Mar Summer 2023 - Saturday Lounge Only" Ticket?

-Seating in the MyRacehorse Lounge (first come, first-served, but there are enough seats for all ticket-holders) includes access to the bar, live teller, appetizers and water

-Access to grandstand seating on the stretch run

-Opportunity to win unique prizes and behind-the-scenes experiences

-General parking included and will be sent via an attachment in the “Know Before You Go” email 

Is a program included in my ticket?

Yes, upon entrance into the track you will be given your program by the Del Mar representative.


What do I do once I get to the lounge?

You will first check in with the concierge for the day (details will be in your “Know Before You Go” email). The concierge will scan your MyRacehorse QR-coded confirmation ticket and check you and your party into the lounge. You will then be given a wristband and additional details of the lounge and grandstand seating location.

How many tickets can I purchase to the lounge

You are more than welcome to purchase as many tickets as you’d like for family and friends to the lounge, and your guests do not need to be owners.

Please be advised these tickets are sold un-associated with MyRacehorse horses running and will not be refunded if a horse is to scratch or not enter


Is there a minimum age to be in the lounge?

There is no age limit for the lounge, however, we do follow track policy. If a child is unable to sit in the lap of their parent/guardian, they will require a ticket

Where is the lounge located?

The lounge is located on Level 3 with a view of the Plaza Mexico.


Is the grandstand seating covered?

Yes, the Grandstand seating is covered.

I am interested in purchasing tickets for the lounge, do I still need to purchase regular tickets to enter into Del Mar track?

Tickets are available for purchase here:  Once you arrive at the Events page, select “Del Mar” as the location.

This is the only ticket you need, and you are able to float between the lounge and the first-come, first-serve MyRacehorse reserved grandstand seating. 


Do I have to make a reservation in the lounge?

No you do not need a reservation for the lounge (you just need to purchase a ticket(s).


Is the Lounge close to/or overlook the paddock?

The MyRacehorse Lounge overlooks the Plaza Mexico. It is not a far walk and very close.


What is the dress code for the lounge?

The dress code is “California Casual”: summer dresses for ladies, golf/polo shirts or button-down shirts, and khaki pants/dress shorts, for gentlemen. 


Is the lounge handicap accessible?

Yes, you can take the elevators up to Level 3 and access the lounge. Follow the signs to the lounge entrance and check in with the MyRacehorse representative.


What time does the Del Mar track open? What time does the lounge open?

Track times vary, however, a “Know Before You Go” email will include the time the Gates Open/Post Time and the time the lounge will open for the event date. 

Where can I find restaurants, hotels and things to do close by the track?

There are several places to eat and stay for different budgets.


Eat, Stay, and Play Favorites


Hotels Near The Track


Attractions Near The Track

Are there restrooms in the lounge?

The restrooms are located right outside each of the exits of the lounge.


Does the lounge have it's own private betting area?

The lounge has its own betting machines as well as a live teller(on Saturdays). The “Know Before You Go” email will specify if there will be a live teller on dates other than Saturdays.


How are tickets distributed?

You will receive a “Know Before You Go” email one week prior to the event. Don’t worry, we will have you covered by communicating everything you need to do to receive your ticket, parking, etc(please also check your spam folder).

Tickets will be sent via email one day prior to the event at the latest. Please note that the KBYG and tickets will be send to the purchaser of the tickets.

How does the lounge seating work?

You are able to go back and forth between the MyRacehorse grandstand seating and lounge so a natural flow will occur between the two areas. Seats in the Lounge and grandstand are first-come, first-served.


Where is the reserved grandstand seating located?

MyRacehorse Grandstand seating is Section 8, Rows 8-13, seats 9-15.

Can we smoke in the lounge?

No, absolutely no smoking/vaping in the lounge. 

Does the lounge serve beverages?

On Saturday’s there will be a bartender to purchase drinks. Water is included in your ticket.

Does the lounge have music?

Yes, there is music in the lounge.

Do you offer food and beverage in the lounge?

There will be food(included in your lounge ticket – for Saturdays) and there are two concessions stands right outside the entrance to the lounge.

Additionally, there are several restaurants and food stands near by to purchase from and bring back to the lounge.

Please note: Food/Buffet times may vary and the length of time the food is out is determined by the Food & Health Department/USDA. 

Do I need to buy a lounge ticket to be eligible for the paddock, winner's circle or any other events?

No, you do not need to purchase a lounge ticket to enter the paddock/winners circle lotteries. Simply check the Events page to see if there is a lottery listed and register. (You only need to register 1 time for each event).

You will need to purchase a ticket for the specific lounge event date to access the lounge and utilize the MyRacehorse designated Grandstand seating.

My horse was scratched from the race at Del Mar. Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of horse racing and its unpredictability, all tickets are non-refundable.


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