The crowd came out on opening day, 44,181 strong.
A heard that there were horses here somewhere.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Joe Harper likes what he sees on opening day.
Heading to the post for the first race.
Listen to me, I've got this one figured out.
And they're off to begin another summer at racing at Del Mar.
High Stakes Silver and apprentice jockey Christian Santiago Reyes take the first race on opening day.
Enjoying opening day.
Apart from the horses, the main attraction of opening day were the hats.
The traditional opening day feature, the Oceanside on the turf
was taken by Afleet Eagle and jockey Tyler Baze.
Afleet Eagle's owner Ronald C. Waranch, right, has a hug for jockey Tyler Baze after the Oceanside Stakes victory.
Global Hunter took the Grade I, $350,000 Eddie Read on the first Saturday of the meet.
Corey Nakatani and Global Hunter head to the winner's circle.
Trainer A.C. Avila, right, and jockey Corey Nakatani celebrate after Global Hunter's victory in Eddie Read Stakes.
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