Breeders' Cup Festival Sneak Peek

The excitement and festivities are just around the corner with the 34th Breeders’ Cup Championship coming to Del Mar on November 3 & 4. The week leading up to the event, October 28th through November 4th is filled with activities for the local community, racing aficionados, and spectators alike all in celebration of the world’s best thoroughbreds in one location. Many of the events will take place at the Barn at the Beach at Powerhouse Park, a special tent constructed for the weeklong festival.

October 28

Jake’s Del Mar 35th Annual Beach Fun Run and Breeders’ Cup Breeze 5K

October 29

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation

DMSEF and its Sponsors present a celebration of 50 plus years of the City of Del Mar, Del Mar Schools and Community! With three separate events: a brunch, luncheon and cocktail event with proceeds toward the DMSEF and the STEAM+ programs.

October 30

Breeders’ Cup Rood and 
Riddle Post-Position Draw

A cocktail event that includes the official drawing of the Post Positions for each of the 13 Breeders’ Cup races.

November 1

Bluegrass, Bourbon 
and the Breeders’ Cup

A community event offering a free bluegrass concert with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

November 2

Best at the Barn

A Tasting event featuring cocktails, craft brews, premium wines, spirits paired with the extraordinary culinary creations from top north county San Diego chefs.

November 3

Bash at the Beach

An event benefiting the Thoroughbred Charities of America – commendation and a Q&A by the owners, trainers and jockeys participating in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Breeders’ Cup Viewing Party

An opportunity for the community to watch the  Breeders’ Cup World Championship races televised in the Barn at the Beach tent while enjoying local food and beverage as well as post race entertainment.