Leave Your Hat at Home

This Wednesday marks the Opening Day of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Race Club season. The grounds are being transformed from County Fair-tastic to horse racing-ready.  People are getting themselves prepared too.  After all, some of the fun on opening day is looking at the fabulous fashions.

This year the gift shop opened a second location on the first floor of the clubhouse.  Like the one on the Paddock side, it sells a little bit of everything.  From clothes to handbags, kids toys to jewelry (new this year), the gift shop has it all.  And if you just don't have time to buy a hat before you hit Del Mar, don't worry about it.

"We have fashion hats for women.  Fedoras and other hats for men.  Ball-caps.  Anything you want," said Director of Retail Operations, Liz Robertson.

Robertson says whether you want to spend $5 or $500, everyone should be able to walk away with a token for their time at Del Mar.  In fact, because of the rough economy, the gift shop has also lowered the price of their collector's shirt. 

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