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Opening Day After Party at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Here at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, our luxury San Diego County resort lies close to one of America’s truly legendary racetracks: the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. And once again we’re excited to invite you to the party we’re hosting here on the “heels” of the racetrack’s 2018 opening day!

That’s right: Our annual Hats, Heels & Hooves after-party is just around the corner, and if you’ve never joined us for this swanky affair, you’re in for a treat! Whether or not you’re staying with us here at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, consider being a part of this gala to write home about—and we do hope you’ll also consider calling one of our guest rooms, suites, or cottages home for the night so you can revel on the lawn to your heart’s content!

Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack

Opening Day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club falls on Wednesday, July 18th this year, with Hats, Heels & Hooves going down on the sumptuous front lawn here at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe that evening.

The gates at the racetrack open up at 11 AM and the first horserace thunders off at 2 PM. If you really want to get into the spirit of things, perhaps you’ll consider entering the Opening Day Hats Contest: Unleash your full head-mounted creativity, and you may just land yourself a prize.

It’s always a heady thrill to take in the races at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, steeped as it is in such Hollywood romance. Bing Crosby was one of its founders, and famously greeted the track’s first visitors at the gates back in 1937. Many a star of silver screen paid a visit to the track, and also some illustrious racehorses to say the least—among them the great Seabiscuit, who beat Ligaroti by a nose in a much-covered 1938 contest.

Hats, Heels & Hooves: Del Mar Opening Day After-Party at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Whether or not you attend the Opening Day races at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, you’ll definitely want to be a part of the stylish Hats, Heels & Hooves gathering on the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe lawn afterward! Your ticket awards you a welcome cocktail and some delectable fare prepared by the Inn’s first-class culinary team, plus live entertainment courtesy of DJ Ricci Rich and Ryan Hiller. If you’re interested in a private VIP section at the soiree, we can definitely arrange it—just get in touch with Kathy Reese at 858.756.6297 or!

July 18th at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe means the Del Mar Opening Day after-party of Hats, Heels & Hooves—and you’re invited!