Del Mar’s $1 million race could put ladies in the spotlight

Del Mar’s richest and most prestigious race — the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic — is apt to make history on Sunday, Aug. 28. The summer spectacular will feature two leading ladies and a host of Del Mar’s most glamorous fans sporting their biggest hats as they root for some of the nation’s top race horses.

The festive race weekend kicks off Friday, Aug. 26, with a performance on the Seaside Stage by The Airborne Toxic Event. All weekend, families can enjoy kid-friendly activities in the Infield including pony rides, a magic show and face painters. Sunday is one of only three giveaway days at the track this summer in which patrons attending the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic will receive a free Del Mar sports bag. Racing at Del Mar happens Wednesdays through Sundays, with post time for the first race on most days at 2 p.m. On Fridays, first post is at 4 p.m. There will be a special Monday racing card on Labor Day, Sept. 5. For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit

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