Del Mar Hat Contest 2013

Images of the hat contest at Opening Day on July 17, 2013, and more of the fun at the track.

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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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Chris Banner won the Bing Crosby grand prize at the 2013 hat contest on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack.
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Thousands took the day to celebrate the start of the 2013 season at Del Mar.
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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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Anything can be used to create a hat - even uncooked pasta.
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To get the right look, it's important to think of the outfit as well as the hat.
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Images from Opening Day at the Races 2013.
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Images from Opening Day at the Races 2013.
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This creation included little princesses that were able to dance.
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Another entry for the Fanastical category.
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Images of the hats and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races on July 17, 2013.
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NBC 7 offered a live stream from Del Mar on Wednesday and interviewed dozens of people wearing interesting hats.
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In the paddock at Opening Day.
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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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Casa de Cambio wins the first race when the season opened on Wednesday, July 17.
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Natalie from Hemet was wearing a hat that was approximately 25 pounds.
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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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A group of Opening Day attendees show off their hats.
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Images of the hat contest and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races celebration in Del Mar July 2013.
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Images of the hats and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races on July 17, 2013.
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If you want to share your images from Del Mar send them to isee@nbcsandiego or share them on our Facebook page.
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Images of the hats and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races on July 17, 2013.
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Images of the hats and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races on July 17, 2013.
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Deborah from Arizona entered the hat contest along with dozens of others hoping for one of the prizes.
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His hat may need explaining so his T-shirt told the story: Del Mar Races are Out of this World.
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Images of the hats and the scene at the Opening Day of the Races on July 17, 2013.
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We'll be adding more images to this gallery as the day progresses so check back for updates!
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Melissa Severeid
The first race of the Del Mar Racetrack season kicks off on Opening Day on Wednesday, Jul. 17.
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Chargers coach Mike McCoy with NBC 7's Jim Laslavic and Melissa Severeid on Opening Day.
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Let the races begin!
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Where the surf meets the turf, down at old Del Mar.
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NBC 7's sports director Jim Laslavic and writer Melissa Severeid (and her hat) at Opening Day in Del Mar.
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Hats galore!
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NBC 7's Jim Laslavic with actress Bo Derek and Joe Harper at Opening Day.
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So many hats, so little time.
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Some gentlemen, also wearing their best outfits for Opening Day.
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NBC 7's Jim Laslavic plays a little trumpet at the track.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Thousands of people gathered at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for Opening Day.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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Hundreds of people enjoyed Opening Day at Del Mar on July 17, 2013.
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