OCEANSIDE–Fall horse racing is back with the 2015 “Bing Crosby Season” at Del Mar.
Horse racing fans can ride the Coaster to the races all season long through November 29, Thursdays to Sundays.
North County Transit District is offering the Pony Express combination ticket for just $11, which includes Stretch Run Admission (regularly $6) and round-trip Coaster fare (regularly $11) and a free shuttle between the Solana Beach Coaster Station and the track. That’s a 35% savings on top of the savings from the $10 in parking fees fans can avoid by not driving to the races. The one-day ticket is available every race day during the special fall Bing Crosby season.
Advanced or same day tickets can be purchased online or through the Coaster mobile app. Same day tickets are also available at vending machines at every transit station. Riders must select the “Current Promotions” button on the ticket vending machines.
Transit riders can take the Coaster or Breeze bus route 101 to the Solana Beach Transit Station. From there, double-decker buses sponsored by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will shuttle race fans to the Del Mar Racetrack for every race. Riders must show their Pony Express ticket at the Diamond Club booth near the Stretch Run gate at the track to receive their race admission ticket. The Double-Decker shuttle is free and leaves the track 15 minutes after every race ends.
On concert days, race fans must enter the track gates with their Pony Express ticket before the last race, or admission is $20.