Del Mar Village Welcomes Breeders' Cup 2017

Del Mar is the proud host city of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships!

The Festival Week events will begin in Del Mar Village Saturday, October 28 & continue throughout the running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, November 4.

Join us in Del Mar Village for an exciting line-up of events!

Thursday, November 2 • 5:30PM-8:30PM

Exquisite Cuisine • Specialty Cocktails & Wine • Live Entertainment

Barn at the Beach, Powerhouse Park, Del Mar CA 92014

2017 Del Mar Village Festival Week Events

Saturday, October 28

Jake’s 35th Annual Beach Fun Run and Breeders’ Cup Breeze

at Del Mar Beach

9:30AM start

Kicking off the official Breeders’ Cup Festival week, the 3.2 mile run on the beach will be led by horses and will conclude with a beach party at Jake’s Del Mar with live music, Polynesian entertainment, brunch, beverages and a raffle drawing benefitting local charities. Early registration ends October 23. Late registration available through race day or until sold out.

Sunday, October 29

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation

at Barn at the Beach, Powerhouse Park, Del Mar CA 92014

A celebration of 50 plus years of the City of Del Mar, Del Mar Schools and Community! A luncheon featuring acts from local Del Mar Schools will take place from 12:00PM – 2:00PM. The evening reception will begin at 5:00PM and will feature live entertainment, a plated dinner and cash bar.

Monday, October 30

Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw

at Barn at the Beach, Powerhouse Park, Del Mar CA 92014

The official post-position draw will determine the starting gate positions (number) of each horse in the 13 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races.

Wednesday, November 1

Bourbon, Bluegrass & Breeders’ Cup

at Barn at the Beach, Powerhouse Park, Del Mar CA 92014

6:00PM – 9:00PM

The Del Mar Foundation’s community party will feature live bluegrass music, bourbon and whiskey tastings featuring Maker’s Mark®, Knob Creek®, Basil Hayden®, among others, and southern style fare. This event is free of charge, but reservations are required. Registration opens October 1st.


at Del Mar Plaza

One of the most highly-anticipated annual Breeders’ Cup events will feature cocktails crafted by Breeders’ Cup’s most famous jockeys and personalities at the Del Mar Plaza. All proceeds from Jocktails at the Breeders’ Cup will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

And we’re off!

at L’Auberge Del Mar

5:00PM – 12:00AM

Indulge in cocktails and sunsets to welcome the start of Breeders’ Cup & the Fall racing season! Enjoy the ocean views as mixologists pour the best drinks in town, including this years signature cocktail; Off to the Races featuring bourbon whiskey, ginger beer and Memphis Barbeque Bitters. Pop-up food from their very own Chef Nathan Lingle, along with craft beer and featured liquors and live music. It’s certain to be one stylish night by the sea.

Thursday, November 2

Best at the Barn

at Barn at the Beach, Powerhouse Park, Del Mar CA 92014

5:30PM – 8:30PM

The Del Mar Village Association will host an upscale tasting event at the Barn at the Beach venue at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar, which brings together San Diego County’s finest chefs preparing exquisite cuisine, showcasing their signature style, with specialty cocktails and wines. The event will also feature live entertainment.

Del Mar Traditions

at L’Auberge Del Mar

5:00PM – 12:00AM

The build up to the 33rd annual Breeders’ Cup continues as L’Auberge opens their doors for a night full of live music, specialty cocktails and more surprises from their Chef, Nathan Lingle.

Friday, November 3

Bash at the Beach

at Barn at the Beach, Powerhouse Park, Del Mar CA 92014

5:30PM – 10:00PM

Following the first full day of championship races, Bash at the Beach invites fans to enjoy a cocktail as they take in a stunning San Diego sunset. The event will feature live music by Haute Chile, a live auction of racing memorabilia, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. The Bash will benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America.

Breeders’ Cup Opening Day After Party

at L’Auberge Del Mar

5:00PM – 12:00AM

Celebrate the first day of Breeders’ Cup at the Living Room for another night of festivities. Live music from JP Hunten will be heating things up, while mixologists cool you down with more of their specialty cocktails. Chef Nathan Lingle will once again surprise and delight you with more of his Pop-up offerings as well as a full menu in Kitchen 1540.

Saturday, November 4

Breeders’ Cup Viewing & After Party

at Barn at the Beach, Powerhouse Park, Del Mar CA 92014

2:00PM – 10:00PM

Opportunity for the community to watch the Breeders’ Cup World Championship races televised in the Barn at the Beach tent while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and post race entertainment in a VIP setting.

About the Breeders' Cup

The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade I races with purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, will be held November 3-4 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. The Breeders’ Cup culminates with the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, named the Longines World’s Best Horse Race in 2016 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. Learn more at and on social media platforms FacebookTwitter, InstagramSnapchat and YouTube.

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