THE BLOG
07/20/2010 01:43 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Turf Meets the Surf at Del Mar Racetrack

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This week, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opens its gates once again, and thousands of racing fans will be in attendance. From exciting horse racing to a summer concert series featuring bands such as The B-52s, Ozomatli, Weezer and ZZ Top, among others, Del Mar offers Angelenos a quick escape from the city -- and an excuse to channel the Hollywood glamour of years gone by when you'd find Bing Crosby, Ava Gardner, Betty Grable and Lucille Ball at the track. The 2010 season runs through September 8, 2010.

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Bing Crosby takes the ticket of Del Mar's first guest in 1937

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Glamorous hats are a tradition at Del Mar

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Let it ride!