Jockey Photo Day, a chance for racing fans to have their pictures
taken with racing’s riding stars, will move way up this summer from its
usual Labor Day date to the first Sunday of the meeting – July 21.
The snapshot session, which is held from noon to 1 p.m., once again
will be conducted in the track’s Plaza de Mexico in the Stretch Run area
around the large fountain. This will be the 20th consecutive year the
riders have volunteered to be part of this fan-friendly event.
Individuals or families need only bring their cameras and their
smiles in order to have their pictures taken with the likes of Mike
Smith, Gary Stevens, Rafael Bejarano, Garrett Gomez, Joe Talamo and many
of the other regular Del Mar riders.
Del Mar’s 37-day season will run from Wednesday, July 17 to
Wednesday, September 4. Racing will be held on a Wednesday through
Sunday basis with one additional day thrown in – Monday, September 2,
which is Labor Day.
Gourmet Food Truck Festival
Returns On August 3
Food truck fans will hit the jackpot Saturday, August 3 at Del Mar
when the track holds its third edition of its Gourmet Food Truck
Festival with an even bigger and better lineup than in the past.
In what will be California’s largest food truck gathering of the
year, more than 50 of the popular trucks will fill the Seaside Stage
area on the western end of the Del Mar grandstand for an eclectic and
electric combination of smells and tastes that are sure to please even
the most discerning of diners.
From grilled cheese sandwiches to spicy Cajun delights, from salads
to oh-so-sweet deserts, and for anything and everything in between, the
festival is sure to have one of every kind for those who bring their
appetites to the track.
The food trucks will be open and serving from noon to 6 p.m. and
there will be no charge to access their location. First post for the
10-race card that afternoon will be 2 p.m.