Hopefuls Throw Hats Into the Ring in Del Mar

From chic to outrageous - see all the hats at Del Mar's Opening Day.

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The ladies -- and the occasional man -- and their hats turned out in force on Tuesday for Del Mar's Opening Day.
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The gates at the venerable track opened to race fans at 11:30 a.m.
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Troy and Daisy at the races. They sent their image to us via isee@nbcsandiego.com.
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The hopefuls for this year's One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest were soon showing their stuff in Plaza de Mexico, the main entrance into the racetrack.
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Some of the anticipated 40,000 attendees were at the track for the horse racing.
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The Del Mar Thoroughbred club's first race of the year took place at 2 p.m.
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Undefeated Twirling Candy makes his stakes debut on Wednesday with the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes.
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Twirling Candy, the son of 2003 Pacific Classic champion Candy Ride, leads a field of 10 3-year-olds in the 1-mile race on the turf course.
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