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And Away They Go! Horse Races at Del Mar Fair!

Hi everyone.  I thought this would be a really fun afternoon for us. There are ten races scheduled.  The first race starts at 2pm.

GETTING THERE:  Parking can be a nightmare at the fair, especially on the weekends.  There is a FREE trolley that leaves from the Solana Beach Coaster station and goes straight to the track.  The station is on Lomas Santa Fe Dr. and N. Cedros Ave.  There is a large parking lot there, which is also FREE, but can be tough at times.  Parking on the street nearby is an option, too.  I really prefer this rather than dealing with all the freeway and track traffic, plus parking at the fair costs, so I'd really suggest considering the trolley.  It's a quick ride over and is very convenient.

MEETING AT THE TRACK:  Once you arrive at the track, whether by car or trolley, I suggest stopping by the Diamond Club booth just off to the side of the ticket windows.  It's FREE to sign up and it'll save you 50% of the price of getting in.  With the card, it's only a $3.00 entrance fee.  Not too bad!  Once you're in the gate, there is a small gift shop just on your right, which I think will be a good meeting point for us.  It's close by and just a short walk over to the grandstands.  You can't miss me, I'm incredibly handsome and I'll be wearing my black, Active Lifestyle Nerds t-shirt.  ;-)

BETTING:  If anyone is interested in making a few wagers on the races, it's quite inexpensive and a lot of fun.  For novices, it's pretty simple, just bet on which horse you think will win the race.  The easiest way is pick the horse with the name you like the best!  ;-)

I think a good time for everyone to shoot for meeting up is around 1:00pm.  That should give everyone enough time to get there and anyone who's running a bit late a little wiggle room.

Any questions, please just comment below.  Thanks everybody!!!

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  • Alan W.

    Adam and I are here. Anyone else on their way?

    August 24, 2013

    • Alan W.

      I'm in front of the gift shop. Another 5 minutes.

      August 24, 2013

  • Alim

    My parents are in town don't think i can make it

    August 24, 2013

  • Adam S.

    Looking forward to the races! Should be fun!

    August 22, 2013

  • Alan W.

    Sorry for the mystery mix up. I posted this event.

    August 21, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Alan, you need to post a picture of yourself in our group. Please see the rules in the discussion forum. Reason being, how are the people you are hosting going to be able to know what you look like when they come to join you at the races.

      August 21, 2013

  • Jim M.

    I need to know who posted this event so that I can make them the Host, unless someone else that is going is willing to host. Please see our rules in the Discussion section. If someone doesn't fess up, I will make this an unhosted event. Thanks!

    August 21, 2013

    • Jeremy S

      Wait, you're telling me that it's possible to suggest an event and it won't automatically make you the host?

      1 · August 21, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Yes, that is correct. I have to go in and designate the host. That is why we ask people to e-mail an organizer before suggesting event. DJ Dallas and Tall Bill are really good at this; others, not so much.

      August 21, 2013

  • Anali

    Never been to the races! Btw donuts are free from 8-10 am

    August 17, 2013

  • Marci

    I have to cancel. Hope you have a super time!!
    Marci

    July 29, 2013

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