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Off to the races

Aside from betting and cheering on the jokey with the cutest jersey, a day at the racetrack means great food, killer music and great parties.

The Paddock at the Del Mar Racetrack. (Courtesy photo)

Heading out to watch the races at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club these days is so much more than just watching ponies stride around the track. Aside from betting and cheering on the jokey with the cutest jersey, a day at the racetrack means great food, killer music and great parties.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up Wednesdays through Sundays (except Closing Day and Labor Day) during the 2017 Del Mar Racetrack season.

Concerts

7.28: Violent Femmes

8.4: Eagels of Death Metal

8.5: Country Fest with Billy Currington

8.11: The White Buffalo

8.12: Ludacris

Ludacris will perform at the Del Mar Racetrack in August. (Allissa Smith)

8.18: Steel Pulse

8.25: Lord Huron

8.26: Slightly Stooped

9.1: The Revivalists

9.3: Steve Aoki

Festivals and other notable events

7.29: Food Truck Festival

Food Truck Fest at the Del Mar Racetrack. (Courtesy photo)

8.5: Chili Cookoff

8.12: Burgers and Brews Invitational

8.19: $1 million Pacific Classic with beach towel giveaway

8.20: BBQ State Championship

8.26: Pizza & Craft Beer Fest

9.3: Tacotopia at the Track

9.4: Closing day of the regular summer racing season

11.3-4: While not part of the regular racing season, it’s worth noting that for the first time ever, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held at Del Mar during the Bing Crosby Season of racing. Stay tuned for more events surrounding this big addition to San Diego’s racing lineup.

For times and details about these events, visit dmtc.com.

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