Del Mar launches first Bing Crosby season

Del Mar opened its gates Nov. 7 for the inaugural Bing Crosby season bursting with Old Hollywood style, fall- themed events and thoroughbred racing. Opening Day featured the “Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest,” paying tribute to the track’s founder and Hollywood icon Bing Crosby. Similar to the traditional hat contest in the summer, fans were able to enter their Old Hollywood looks in three categories for a chance to win more than $2,500 in prizes. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit

Photos by Jon Clark.