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A trip to Del Mar racetrack for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup is sure to be an unforgettable experience! Here are some tips to help you plan your trip to one of the world’s most legendary racetracks.


Gates Open and Post Times

(all times PDT)


Parking Gates Open at 8:30 A.M. PDT

Admission Gates Open at 9:00 A.M. PDT

Mutuel Windows Open at 10:00 A.M. PDT

Post Times:

11:25 A.M. PDT: Race 1

12:00 P.M. PDT: Race 2

12:35 P.M. PDT: Race 3

1:10 P.M. PDT: Race 4

1:45 P.M. PDT: Race 5

2:00 P.M. PDT: Breeders' Cup Opening Ceremonies

2:25 P.M. PDT: Race 6 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

3:05 P.M. PDT: Race 7 - $1,000,000 Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

3:50 P.M. PDT: Race 8 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

4:35 P.M. PDT: Race 9 - $2,000,000 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff

5:10 P.M. PDT: Race 10



Parking Gates Open at 7:30 A.M. PT

Admission Gates Open at 8:00 A.M. PT

Mutuel Windows Open at 9:00 A.M. PT

Post Times:

10:10 A.M. PDT: Race 1

10:45 A.M. PDT: Race 2

11:20 A.M. PDT: Race 3

11:30 A.M. PDT: Breeders' Cup Opening Ceremonies

12:00 P.M. PDT: Race 4 - $2,000,000 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

12:37 P.M. PDT: Race 5 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint

1:14 P.M. PDT: Race 6 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

2:00 P.M. PDT: Race 7 - $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf

2:37 P.M. PDT: Race 8 - $1,500,000 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint

3:19 P.M. PDT: Race 9 - $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Mile

3:58 P.M. PDT: Race 10 - $2,000,000 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile

4:37 P.M. PDT: Race 11 - $4,000,000 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf

5:35 P.M. PDT: Race 12 - $6,000,000 Breeders' Cup Classic


Read This Before You Head to the Track!

As you plan your trip to Del Mar for Breeders' Cup weekend, be sure to review the list of permitted items and those that cannot be brought into the racing facility.


Permitted Items on Breeders’ Cup Days

Sunscreen (non-glass containers only)

Cellular telephones, cameras, and camcorders

Small personal music systems, radios and televisions


Purses and baby bags (all subject to search)

Picnic blankets (Infield Only)

Beach Towels (Infield Only)

Strollers (only if carrying a child – no other items allowed)


Banned Items on Breeders’ Cup Days

Alcoholic beverages of any kind

No outside food or beverages inside Admission gates


Balloons, balls, or Frisbees

Duffel bags

Coolers of any kind

Glass bottles or containers



Weapons (including knives)


Outside chairs of any kind


Plastic tarps

Pop-up tents

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