Del Mar Hat Contest 2012: Images

When the races open at Del Mar, the crowd celebrates with some of the most creative and stylish hats you've ever seen.

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Ladies donned their best caps on Opening Del at the Del Mar Racetrack. Keep watching for some of the best hats from the day.
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The winner of the hat contest made her cap and dress from the same fabric. She won two airline tickets as the grand prize.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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This hat was made from a kiddie pool.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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Ladies showed off their hats on Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack on July 18, 2012.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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There are often extravagant hats created in an effort to take the prize in the annual hat contest.
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Imperial Beach resident Daniella Lopez was crowned the grand prize winner of the famous hat contest during Opening Day at the Del Mar Races on July 18, 2012. Scroll through the gallery for more images from Opening Day.
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Here's another view of Lopez's prize-winning hat, which was crafted from the same fabric as her dress.
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Scenes from the Opening Day of the Races at Del Mar - July 18, 2012.
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Scenes from the Opening Day of the Races at Del Mar - July 18, 2012.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More images from Opening Day at the Del Mar Races - July 18, 2012.
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Scenes from the Opening Day of the Races at Del Mar - July 18, 2012.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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Scenes from the Opening Day of the Races at Del Mar - July 18, 2012.
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Scenes from the Opening Day of the Races at Del Mar - July 18, 2012.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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Scenes from the Opening Day of the Races at Del Mar - July 18, 2012.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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Scenes from the Opening Day of the Races at Del Mar - July 18, 2012.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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Scenes from the Opening Day of the Races at Del Mar - July 18, 2012.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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Scenes from the Opening Day of the Races at Del Mar - July 18, 2012.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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More from the Del Mar Scene - images of the hats and the style of Opening Day at the Races.
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On Opening Day at the Del Mar Races, everyone gets in to the spirit wearing creative or stylish hats.
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More images from Opening Day at the Del Mar Races - July 18, 2012.
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Del Mar Opening Day - July 19, 2012
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Del Mar Opening Day - July 19, 2012
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Del Mar Opening Day - July 19, 2012
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