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Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack July 21, 2010

More than 40,000+ race fans are expected to attend what’s defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west – Opening Day at Del Mar. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style. Fashion-minded guests participate in Del Mar’s annual tradition “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest” where entrants are judged on creativity and style.

Opening Day Hats Contest

Opening Day will be highlighted by the unique “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest”. The wearing of hats is a tradition on Opening Day at Del Mar. Hats contest entrants will be judged on creativity and style by a panel of celebrity judges.

Sign up between 11:30 am and 3:00 pm in the Plaza de Mexico located just inside the Stretch Run entrance gates. Be sure to watch the Hats Parade at 3:00 pm.

Hats Categories:
1) Best Racing Theme
2) Funniest or Most Outrageous
3) Most Glamorous
4) Best Flowers/All Others
Bing Crosby Grand Prize:
Two Round-Trip Airline Vouchers to anywhere in U.S.
(American Airlines, some restrictions apply, up to $1,500 value)

First place in each category-$300
(Most Glamorous category winner also receives: Diamond Boutique Gold Charm Bracelet from the Jacqueline Kennedy Collection- Retail Value: $350)
Second place in each category-$200
Third place in each category-$100
Honorable mention prizes- TBD

All Hats Contest entrants will receive two free admission passes for a future visit.