Sure the beer inside the event is pricey, but how much is the citation for getting caught trying to pre-function outside?
Sure, the beers are $7 to $8, but if you're considering prepartying in the parking lot before the Del Mar races, authorities sent a clear message this weekend - this is no place for tailgating.
Eight people were cited and one person was arrested Saturday as San Diego County sheriff's deputies and agents from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control worked in the racetrack's parking lot, looking for people who appeared to violate alcohol laws, according to a published report.
Open containers and possession of pot were among the crimes deputies spotted. Also, one person was arrested for possession and underaged drinking.