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DEL MAR, Calif. – Seventy-nine years of Turf and Surf horse racing and the big opening day for the 2016 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club season at Del Mar Race Track is Friday, July 15. Tickets for the famous grandstand “Opening Day After Party” annual bash at L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, are on sale starting April 25. For only 14 days, pre-sale tickets for this exciting party are priced at $199 each, plus tax – a $30 discount, and they include an invitation to a bonus pre-event party. After the pre-sale cut-off date, advance tickets will be sold from May 9 to July 14 at $229 each, plus tax, and day-of-party tickets will be sold on July 15 at $250 each, plus tax.


SHOW Up & Live It Up at L’Auberge Del Mar’s Opening Day After Party, Friday, July 15


From 5 p.m. to midnight, race fans will be celebrating Del Mar’s big day at the famous Opening Day After Party happening throughout L’Auberge Del Mar resort. DJ FishFonics and DJ Gabe Vega will be there to rock the resort, and jockey-themed go-go dancers will perform for more entertainment. Food attractions include a California Ingredient-Inspired Station featuring such local treats as foie gras with pickled strawberries, ABJ (almond butter and strawberry jam) and much more. Guests will feast on chicken verde, watermelon salad and tacos al pastor from Coastline; and wagyu beef short ribs, wild mushroom fricassee and ratatouille of summer vegetables from KITCHEN 1540. There will be a Salad Sensation Station and a Dessert Station with tempting themed sweets such as Del Mar Lemon Cupcakes and Bales of Hay Rice Krispy Treats. And, craft beer, featured liquors and cash bars will be everywhere.


A Private Cabana, The PLACE to be for Personal Parties


For sharing the event in total comfort with a group of your best friends and fellow racing fans, chic private cabanas are strategically placed on the resort’s Sunset and Pacific Terraces – ensuring spectacular ocean views or poolside right in the middle of the party action. Cabana service is provided by personal waitstaff to assist with guest party requests, including bottle service.


WIN a Bonus “Pick Your Ponies” Pre-Event with Purchase of Pre-Sale Opening Day After Party Tickets


On Thursday, July 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Pick Your Ponies party on L’Auberge Del Mar’s Pacific Terrace is exclusively open to Pre-Sale Opening Day After Party ticket buyers and L’Auberge Del Mar guests. Party-goers will be entertained by live music, and a guest Del Mar jockey or two will be there for a meet and greet. Guests will receive Handicapper Tips to help them bet during the season. Craft beer and specialty bars and food pop-up stations with a la carte pricing will be available for quenching thirst and nibbling.


Presale tickets are $199 plus tax, available from April 25 to May 8

Advance purchase tickets are $229 plus tax, available from May 9 to July 14

Day of tickets are $250 plus tax, available on July 15


To purchase tickets from L’Petite Boutique online, visit Please call 800-245-9757 or 858-259-1515 for more information. Go to and sign up for L’News to receive information about pre-sale details.


Where:             L’Auberge Del Mar

                        1540 Camino Del Mar

                        Del Mar, CA 92014




About L’Auberge Del Mar

Located in the heart of the coastal Southern California village Del Mar, L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean offering a resort experience reminiscent of a private seaside estate. This intimate hotel, presents 121 guest rooms and suites, refreshing dining options, a full service beach house-style 5,000-square-foot spa, a private path for easy beach access, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a peaceful pool area with leisure and whirl pools. An array of dining and drink selections includes the award-winning KITCHEN 1540, Coastline for waterfront al fresco dining, the lively poolside Bleu Bar for libations and nibbles and The Living Room Bar, a hub for socializing and people watching, serving handcrafted cocktails and tasty appetizers. For more information, please visit


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