Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track

Opening Day at the Del Mar Race Track

[trib_ndn vid=24953419]DEL MAR, Calif. — The 76th season of horse racing at the Del Mar Racetrack will get under way Wednesday, highlighted by the annual hat contest and the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for 3-year-olds.

opening day racesThe 19th “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest” is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the Plaza de Mexico, with a panel of celebrity judges rating on style and creativity. Categories include Best Racing Theme, Funniest or Most Outrageous, Most Glamorous, Best Flowers and Best Fascinator, which is a type of headpiece or hair accessory.

The grand prize is two American Airlines round-trip ticket vouchers for use anywhere in the continental U.S. that the airline flies, plus a $500 gift basket from Studio Savvy. Category winners will receive $300, with $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

“Each year more women and men wear hats to make a fashion statement — and not just…

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