Del Mar Racing: The Opening Day Hat Contest

How over-the-top is your topper? Best make for Del Mar for Opening Day at the track.

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Jeremy Lyverse
Del Mar Horse Racing holds its annual Opening Day Hats Contest on Thursday, July 17.
Del Mar Horse Racing
Ready to rock your chapeau? Del Mar Horse Racing is holding an Opening Day Hat Contest on Thursday, July 17.
Del Mar Horse Racing
When it comes to your hat choices, think height, think width, think big.
Jeremy Lyverse
Or... go with balloons? Yeah. Go with balloons.
Jeremy Lyverse
Drama is the order of the day (to win the day, that is).
Jeremy Lyverse
Are you going to go elegant or outlandish? Perhaps a bit of both.
Del Mar Horse Racing
It's year 20 for the Opening Day Hats Contest.
Del Mar Horse Racing
There are themes to consider, like Best Racing Theme and Funniest/Most Outrageous.
Del Mar Horse Racing
Want to go for several great prizes, including a two-night stay at the Grand Del Mar? Don your hat and make for opening day at the Del Mar on Thursday, July 17.
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