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DEL MAR — The Del Mar racetrack will open again for its inaugural fall Bing Crosby Season, Nov. 7 through Nov. 30 with four weeks of Thoroughbred racing, events and musical performances.
The added season pays tribute to the glamour and excitement of 1930s when Hollywood icon Bing Crosby founded the track with some of his celebrity pals. The Bing Crosby Season will run a total of 15 racing days ‚primarily Thursday through Sunday‚ with an earlier daily post time of noon on weekends and 12:30 p.m. on weekdays. The one exception will be Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, with first post shifted to 11 a.m.
The season kicks off with a spectacular, Gatsby-style, opening day party on Nov. 7 with an Old Hollywood fashion contest with awards for Best Dressed Couple, Best Old Hollywood and Best Celebrity Lookalike.
The meet will include two Saturday concerts with Reggae Fest featuring Iration Nov. 15 and alternative rock band Cake on Nov. 29.
Football Sundays offer a day of racing and NFL action in the Cabana Football Lounge. Multiple TV screens, bars and food options combine for racing and football fans.
Food trucks are back Nov. 22 and Nov. 29 and will feature a craft beer festival, a Movember event and the biggest race of the meet, the Hollywood Derby. Closing day, Nov. 30, is a free day on Del Mar.
For more information, call (858) 755-1141 or visit