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Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 07:14 AM PDT

Fabulous & Quirky: Del Mar Opening Day Hat Contest

Fabulous & Quirky: Del Mar Opening Day Hat Contest

With flowers, feathers, trinkets, props and jewels, contestants strutted their stuff at the Del Mar Opening Day Hats Contest Wednesday bringing unforgettable toppers to the track.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 06:08 PM PDT

Del Mar Opening Day 2017: Hats & Horses

Del Mar Opening Day 2017: Hats & Horses

Del Mar Racing season is all about the horses but, on Opening Day 2017, the seaside track in San Diego's North County will be, as usual, all about the hats.

Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 at 02:52 PM PDT

Hand-Sewn Fascinator Wins Del Mar Opening Day Hats Contest

Hand-Sewn Fascinator Wins Del Mar Opening Day Hats Contest

Bonita resident Andria Elam spent two months painstakingly hand-sewing a glamorous lilac and turquoise fascinator she wore to Del Mar Opening Day on July 15, 2016. Her work paid off: She won the grand prize...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 11:01 AM PDT

Opening Day 2016: Sisters' Zoo Centennial Hats

Opening Day 2016: Sisters' Zoo Centennial Hats

On Opening Day 2016, sisters Anna Mackin and Deborah Mauzy-Melitz impressed the crowd at Del Mar with their San Diego Zoo-themed hats, which were a nod to the zoo's centennial. NBC 7's Monica Garske speaks with...

Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 at 03:14 PM PDT

Del Mar Hat: Windmills and Lucy

Del Mar Hat: Windmills and Lucy

Fay Meitz incorporated windmills, photos of horses and even a tribute to "I Love Lucy" on her Del Mar Opening Day hat. NBC 7's Monica Garske speaks to Meitz about how it all came together for the big Hats...

Del Mar Races
What will the 2016 season be like at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club? NBC 7 takes you to the horse races with all the excitement, glamour, fancy hats and people-watching that put Del Mar on the map year after year.