Opening Day at Del Mar Race Track is California’s version of the Kentucky Derby. Photo: Jack Fleming for By Kevin Wilkerson, San Diego Blogger The 2021 date for Del Mar Opening Day – the Kentucky Derby Of The West Coast – as we call it on – has been set. And it’s a little different than in traditional years. It is July 17, which is on a Saturday. Now as just about everyone in San Diego knows, Opening Day is traditionally on a Wednesday. The summer racing season runs thru Sept. 6, which is Labor Day. The shorter fall season is Nov. 3-28. As of this posting, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has not announced any details about Opening Day or the rest of the summer schedule. A beautiful girl in a Derby hat for Del Mar Opening Day. Photo: Jack Fleming. And that includes whether


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