Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack was surely a sight to see! It was my first time going and boy, was it an experience. My day started early – we had a live interview with San Diego’s U-T TV along with Julie Sarno, the head of the Hat Contest.
After our interviews we had lots of time to explore, and that we did! It was nice not having to weave in and out of the crowds of people. First we walked to the Winner’s Circle and saw some of the horses going for an early morning stroll. Then we ventured over to the main racetrack and watched some horses warm up.
After taking in the horses, we started to feel a little lucky. So we investigated the betting machines and an older gentleman, Vince Eustacio, came up to us and started telling us stories of winning BIG! This got us excited and he showed us the ropes of betting on horses. Unfortunately we didn’t come out BIG winners, but it was still a lot of fun!
Our very own, Susan Lee – head buyer for the Village Hat Shop, was one of the judges at The One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest.
All in all, Opening Day was quite an experience. Hats, partying and the chance to win some cash – what more could you ask for?