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DEL MAR (KUSI) – Del Mar’s summer meet begins Friday, with all available tickets sold for the 10-game card.

The track limited opening day ticket sales based largely on positive feedback from fans after a similar measure was implemented for opening day last summer and for the 2017 and 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

“While this is a little different than how we’ve approached it in the past, the feedback we received from our fans after opening day last year was overwhelmingly positive,” said Del Mar CEO Joe Harper. “A sell-out crowd where everyone has easier access to concessions and betting windows is the right way to kick off our 83rd season.”

The feature race is the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes. The mile race for 3-year-olds has drawn a field of 14, the maximum allowed. Mackinnon, son of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, is the 5-2 morning line favorite. Mackinnon finished third in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf in November and has three wins from his eight starts.

The opening day also includes the traditional hat competition in the Plaza de Mexico.

From 11:30 am to 3 p.m., the hats will be judged in four categories – best racing theme, most glamorous, best exciting and best flowers. Fans can win a share of over $4,000 in prizes.

Gates open at 11:30am. and the first post is at 2 p.m

Continuing one of our favorite traditions, KUSI News broadcast the entire Good Morning San Diego show live from the Del Mar Fairgrounds. We interviewed people from all parts of the racing season, from executives, to jockeys, radio presenters, fashion gurus and even horse owners.

Retired meteorologist and KUSI reporter Dave Scott created an excellent “World of Wonder” highlighting the history of Del Mar Racetrack, check it out below.

Del Mar is also bringing back fan-favorite events to the track this year with highlights including;

— August 6: Equine Art Show featuring many of Del Mar’s talented artists, painting demonstrations and art for purchase.

— August 13: Uncorked: Del Mar Wine Fest featuring tastings of more than 150 wines from around the world along with gourmet food from local San Diego food vendors.

— August 20: Del Mar Taco & Beer Festival featuring local breweries as well as tacos made by local food vendors.

— Sept. 4: Family Fun Day, which allows fans to bring the family to the cabana to enjoy free attractions such as face painting and kid-friendly games. and

— September 10: College Day: College students with ID will be admitted free and have exclusive access to grandstand seating.

The meeting’s richest race, the $1 million Pacific Classic, will be held on September 3.

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