Another event taking place in Del Mar is the Del Mar Futurity. The thoroughbred horse race is open to all horses aged 2 or older, and is another dirt track, despite being run on turf in the 70s, and synthetic dirt more recently. The Grade 1 race features a pot worth $300,000 for its winner, which last year happened to be Bolt d'Oro, ridden by Corey Nakatani, and owned by Ruis Racing in a time of 1:22.91. That is a bit slower than the record for the event, which is 1:21.29 and was set by Declan's Moon in 2004.
Del Mar Racetrack
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA - 92014
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Racing Dates: July - November Max Per Race Payout: US$ 30,000 Main track (polytrack): 1-mile oval with chutes for 7/8- and 1
1/4-mile races Length of stretch from last turn to finish line: 919 ft Track width: 80 ft Composition: Polytrack Turf: 7/8-mile oval with chute for 1 1/16- and 1 1/8-mile races Length of stretch from last turn to finish line: 761 ft Width of stretch: 63 ft Turf composition: Hybrid Bermuda GN-1