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Breeders’ Cup Events Calendar

Celebrate the Breeders’ Cup Championship races with these sure bets for a good time, from top-notch golf to “jocktails”



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October 28

Jake’s Beach Fun Run and Breeders’ Cup Breeze
Jake’s Del Mar will host its 35th annual 5K along the coast to benefit local organizations via its Legacy of Aloha program.
1660 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar

October 29

Barn at the Beach
Powerhouse Park will transform into a 7,000-square-foot Breeders’ Cup central when Barn at the Beach takes over (through Nov. 4).
Powerhouse Park, Coast Boulevard, Del Mar

October29

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation Celebrates the Breeders’ Cup
A luncheon with performances by local students followed by a dinner and cocktail reception celebrating the city of Del Mar’s over-five-decade history.
Powerhouse Park, Coast Boulevard, Del Mar

October 30

Rood & Riddle Post-Position Draw
A cocktail reception featuring the official drawing of the post positions for all 13 races, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.
Powerhouse Park, Coast Boulevard, Del Mar

October 31-November 2

Ponies & Poker
Racing fans, athletes, celebrities, and professional poker players will compete for $100,000 in prizes during this three-day Texas Hold’em tournament.
Ocean’s Eleven Casino, 121 Brooks Street, Oceanside

November 1

Bing Crosby Season Opens
Del Mar’s second season, named for racetrack founder Bing Crosby, gets underway.
Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar

November 1

Breeders’ Cup Sports and Racing Excellence Gala Honoring Dick Enberg
Celebrate the legacy of the legendary sportscaster at the elegant Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, Del Mar

November 1–4

Belly Up
Rock out with Bret Michaels Nov. 1. The B-52s will perform sold out shows Nov. 2 and 3, and fun ’80s cover band Tainted Love will take the stage with DJ Scotto Nov. 4.
143 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach

November 2

Jocktails
The celebrity jockey bartending charity event comes to the Del Mar Plaza for the first time.
Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar

November 2

Charity Golf Tournament
Hit the links and raise money for Thoroughbred charities that care for retiring racehorses on the private course at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, 5827 Via de la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe

November 3–4

Taste of Breeders’ Cup: San Diego
Try signature San Diego cuisine from Poseidon Restaurant, Puesto, Big Front Door, Tower 13, and Aqui es Texcoco during this unique culinary event at the Del Mar Racetrack infield. For tickets, go to breederscup.com.
Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar

 

Can’t make it to the Breeders’ Cup?

Here’s where you can watch:

  • Friday, November 3, 2 p.m.–5 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network
  • Saturday, November 4, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network
  • Saturday, November 4, 5 p.m.–6 p.m. PT on NBC

 

Party at Powerhouse Park

Bourbon, Bluegrass, and the Breeders’ Cup
November 1, 6–9 p.m.
This Southern-style community celebration features live bluegrass performances and tastings of Maker’s Mark™ bourbon and Jim Beam™ whiskey. Free, but reservations are required.

Best at the Barn

Best at the Barn
November 2, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
This upscale tasting event brings together dishes prepared by 15 to 20 of San Diego’s best restaurant chefs. Cocktails and live music are also on tap. Ticket price includes food and drinks.

Bash at the Beach
November 3, 5:30–10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and entertainment. Place a bid in the silent auction and help give retired racehorses better lives. Proceeds benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America.

Breeders’ Cup Viewing Party
November 4, 2–10 p.m.
Watch the Breeders’ Cup races from inside the Barn at the Beach tent and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and post-race entertainment.

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