If you are looking for shade, drinks, entertainment, food, and popular concerts make your way down to the Del Mar Racetracks. Enjoy a Mint Julep cocktail and beer battered fish tacos at Cafe Del Sol located trackside in the Clubhouse Level 1. There are many food stations and stands around the track. Concerts are free with admission and include big performers. The valet is pricey at $25 so bring cash. Many people choose to take the Amtrak surf liner down to Solana Beach, then a shuttle to the races. As far as betting, there is an area where you can get a close look at all of the horses before placing bets and some take advantage of the class offered to learn more about the process. View the races from the many screens and televisions scattered around the stadium. Remember to get a Diamond Club card to get half off of admission. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is located on the 5th floor inside Del Mar Horse track and there is a dress code. Find out when the fall racing festival begins by visiting their website at www.dmtc.com.

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