Del Mar, Off the Track

The racing season is just a few weeks away, and there's as much happening off the track as on. Have your fancy hat ready?

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Del Mar Racetrack opens on Wednesday, July 17 and trots through Wednesday, Sept. 4. Have your fancy hat ready?
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Del Mar Racetrack opens for the season on Wednesday, July 17. And while the ponies are what everyone wants to see, there's a lot happening off the track. Exhibit A? Big hats.
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The Del Mar concerts are, yep, very well-attended. Ben Harper played last year and this year? The B-52s, Steel Pulse, and Weezer will rock out.
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Kidly to-dos and a Family Fun Day are on the Del Mar calendar.
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Getting a little dressy, especially for open day, is par for the Del Mar course.
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And hats, naturally.
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Many, many hats. The key to a perfect Del Mar chapeau? Think big.
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The racetrack has long been a haunt of Hollywood stars. Like Ava Gardner...
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...and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
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But you don't have to be famous to draw a little attention. Just make sure there is a lot going on above your face (feathers and small fake birds are always a plus).
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And the occasional flamingo, of course.
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And to round out the Del Mar scene? Food trucks, naturally. The Del Mar Racetrack opens on Wednesday, July 17 and clip-clops through Wednesday, Sept. 4.
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