Opening Day At Del Mar Brings Insane Hat Fashion

Opening Day at the Del Mar Race track is a San Diego tradition. In addition to the strikingly fashionable and chic chapeaus, white linin suits, and sexy dresses, there are also a few zany folks competing for best in show in the “One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest”–and these ladies AND gents do not play when it comes to coming into the winners circle.

Prizes this year were:

  • First place in each category-$300 and $100 Studio Savvy Gift Certificate
  • Second place in each category-$200 and $50 Village Hat Shop Gift Certificate
  • Third place in each category-$100 and Jersey Mike’s Free Coupons
  • All Hats Contest entrants receive two free admission passes for a future visit to the races.

Here are a few of our favorites at FTK.

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