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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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017

  • Parking Gates Open at 8:30 A.M. PT
  • Admission Gates Open at 9:00 A.M. PT
  • Mutuel Windows Open at 10:00 A.M. PT
  • First Post is 11:25 A.M. PT

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

  • 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
  • First Post is 10:10 A.M. PT
  • Breeders' Cup Classic Post is 5:35 P.M. PT

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
  • Binoculars
  • 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
  • Backpacks
  • Balloons, balls, or Frisbees
  • Duffel bags
  • Coolers of any kind
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Grills
  • Wagons
  • Weapons (including knives)
  • Drones
  • Outside chairs of any kind
  • Umbrellas
  • Plastic tarps
  • Pop-up tents

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