Del Mar heats up with three concerts and Miss Cougar competition


Miss Cougar Del Mar 2013 – Friday, July 26:

Del Mar’s longest stakes race, the mile-and-a-half Cougar II Handicap, will run on Friday, July 26, honoring its namesake Hall of Fame runner. Finalists for Del Mar’s signature Miss Cougar Del Mar contest will also be on the prowl throughout the day. A panel of local personalities will select the winner. Contestants can submit their best cougar photo with a one-sentence explanation as to why she should be crowned Miss Cougar to

Four O’clock Fridays: Fitz and the Tantrums – Friday, July 26:

After Miss Cougar is crowned and the horses have retired to their stables, Fitz and the Tantrums will take the Seaside Stage for the second Four O’Clock Friday performance of the year. With chart-topping hits and retro-soul vibe unlike any other, they are sure to get music fans dancing.

Sammy Hagar Concert and Beer Fest – Saturday, July 27:

Indulge in some of Southern California’s tastiest beers at the Del Mar Beer Fest, featuring more than 40 top-rated San Diego beers. Meet local brewers and purchase tastes of your favorite suds starting at 1 p.m. Ten tastings will be available for $20. Following the last race, enjoy a live performance of former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar and the Wabos as the band rips through some classic rock tunes.

Latin Concert – Los Tucanes de Tijuana – Sunday, July 28:

Close out the weekend with a day of racing and live music as renowned Norteña band Los Tucanes de Tijuana take the stage for a special Sunday performance.

Racing at Del Mar happens Wednesdays through Sundays, with post time for the first race at 2 p.m. On Fridays first post is at 4 p.m. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit You can follow the Del Mar racetrack on Twitter, @DelMarRacing or become a fan on Facebook at