Surfside Race Place


Location: Del Mar (22 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday When Horse Races are Available

Cost: $5 Admission; $9 Parking when there are Special Events at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Features: Largest Thoroughbred Horse Race Betting Facility in California with Coverage for the Best Races Around the World

Surfside Race Place Highlights: Patrons can bet on Thoroughbred horse racing taking place around California, in other parts of the country, and throughout the world. Over 1,000 video monitors provide coverage with betters able to sit indoors or outdoors, where they can enjoy the San Diego weather. There is also a Nevada-style race book theater with individual video monitors and plenty of workspace.

The race book is located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Visit the Surfside Race Place web site for the current horse racing schedule.

Information on Visiting the Surfside Race Place

Admission Costs: (Costs are Approximate)

  • Parking is Free unless there is a Special Event taking place at the Del Mar Race Track, including the San Diego County Fair. During these events parking is approximately $9.
  • $5 Standard Admission
  • Free for Active Duty Military Members
  • Free Admission during night time racing on Sundays.
  • Memberships offering additional perks are also available.


Directions from Google Maps to 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard in Del Mar, CA 92014.

Traffic – Traffic is heavy driving north on highway I-5 to the Del Mar Fairgrounds during evening rush hour and heading south on I-5 to the race book on summer weekends. (Learn more about getting San Diego traffic updates.)

Transit – Passengers will have a 1 mile walk to reach the Del Mar Fairgrounds using public transit. (See San Diego Transit Information for information about using the online Transit Planner.)

Related Attraction – The Del Mar Fairgrounds is also home to the Del Mar Races, one of the top horse racetracks in the country.

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