Event Schedule

Rood & Riddle Breeders’ cup Post Position Draw
November 1 | 2:00 PM PT

Doors: 2:00 PM PT
Draw Show: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM PT

Come join the excitement, drama, and celebration of the Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw. Public viewing of the Post-Position Draw will be available outside of the Del Mar Paddock. Cash bars and concessions will be available. For Self-Park & RideShare please enter through the Main Gate. Park in the Limo Lot (closest to the Stretch Run Admission Gates). No admission is required.

Location: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Paddock

Del Mar Village Live Music

November 2-7
Celebrate the Breeders’ Cup with live music every night starting on November 2. Click here for more info.

Del Mar Village Taco and Tequila Tuesday
November 2

Visit Del Mar Village on Tuesday, November 2 to enjoy a selection of specialty tacos and tequila from local restaurants. Click here for more info.


Opening Day at Del Mar
November 3 | 12:30 PM PT

Racing begins where the Turf Meets the Surf. Visit Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for more information.


Monarch Ocean Pub viewing party
November 3 | 12:30 PM PT

In celebration of Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Fall racing season Opening Day, Monarch Ocean Pub will hold a viewing party from 12:30 pm – 5 pm. Click here for more info. 

Location: Monarch Ocean Pub, 1555 Camino Del Mar Suite 322, Del Mar

November 3 | 3:00 PM PT

A fundraiser in collaboration with Del Mar Village Stores & Boutiques will be held at the Del Mar Plaza and its surrounding shops. Click here for more information, tickets and sponsorships.

Location: Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 

Edwin J. Gregson Foundation Gala
November 3 | 6:00 PM PT

A celebration honoring champion trainer John Gosden will raise money to fund scholarships for children of backstretch employees. The event will take place at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Click here or call (626) 447-2339 for more information. Please reserve seats early for this can’t-miss event, as seating is limited!

Location: 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA 92130

2021 National Turf Writers & Broadcasters Awards Dinner
November 3 | 6:00 PM PT

A dinner at the Brigantine honoring industry journalists with a portion of the proceeds going toward scholarships for prospective Thoroughbred racing journalists and to support Thoroughbred industry charities. Click here for more information.

Location: 3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

November 4 | 12:30 PM PT

Live racing where the Turf Meets the Surf. Visit Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for more information.


November 4 | 6:00 PM PT

DMVA will host a Del Mar Village Breeders’ Cup kick-off event at Monarch Ocean Pub from 6 pm – 9 pm presented by PNC Bank with music, curated cocktails, ocean views and Del Mar flavors. Tickets are available by invite only.

Future stars friday
November 5 | 12:30 PM PT

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships kicks off at Del Mar. Purchase tickets today.


Bash at the Breeders’ Cup Benefiting Thoroughbred Charities of America
November 5 | 6:00 PM PT

After the races, please join us for an outdoor celebration for a good cause! This can’t miss event will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and a live auction. Learn more.

Location: Hilton San Diego/Del Mar – 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014

Championship Saturday
November 6 | 12:30 PM PT

9 more World Champions will be crowned on Saturday at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Purchase tickets today.

All attendees of Festival events will be subject to comply with any and all local, state, and federal mandates related to COVID-19.