Surfside Race Place is open Wednesday through Sunday (closed most Mondays & Tuesdays) during the day, and Friday through Sunday at night.  Surfside is closed during the Del Mar live race meets. 

Please see the Race Schedule page for the current Monthly Racing Calendar, which will reflect any changes to the normal schedule.

Special Race Days and Opening Times

Monday July 3rd,  We open at 9am
Tuesday July 4th , We open at 9am
Closed Wednesday  July 5th
Thursday July 6th, We open at 9am 

Doors open at 9:00AM daily. Complimentary coffee is served until 10:00AM.


• General Admission: $5.00

 Saddle Club daily admission: $10.00 (includes a program),
except for Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup.

• Free any day for those with active-duty military ID.

• Free admission to night racing on Sundays.

Save half off general admission every day and get free parking by joining the Diamond Club. Parking is FREE with a Surfside Diamond Club hang tag (must be properly displayed on rear view mirror).

During the San Diego County Fair, and select event days throughout the year, the Fairgrounds parking charge is in effect if a Surfside Diamond Club hang tag is not displayed.


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