This Wednesday marks the Opening Day of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Race Club season. The grounds are being transformed from County Fair-tastic to horse racing-ready. People are getting themselves prepared too. After all, some of the fun on opening day is looking at the fabulous fashions.
This year the gift shop opened a second location on the first floor of the clubhouse. Like the one on the Paddock side, it sells a little bit of everything. From clothes to handbags, kids toys to jewelry (new this year), the gift shop has it all. And if you just don't have time to buy a hat before you hit Del Mar, don't worry about it.
"We have fashion hats for women. Fedoras and other hats for men. Ball-caps. Anything you want," said Director of Retail Operations, Liz Robertson.
Robertson says whether you want to spend $5 or $500, everyone should be able to walk away with a token for their time at Del Mar. In fact, because of the rough economy, the gift shop has also lowered the price of their collector's shirt.