Surfside Race Place is  open Thursday through Sunday during the day, (closed Monday - Wednesday, expect holiday Mondays), and Friday through Sunday at night.  Surfside is closed during the Del Mar live racing meets.

Surfside is closed during the Del Mar Live Race Meet and Re-Opens on Thursday November 30th

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

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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