A Foodie’s Guide to the Breeders’ Cup

Events / Travel
The Breeders’ Cup offers a delightful selection of food and beverages for the racing fan attending the yearly event. (Eclipse Sportswire)

If you’re planning a trip to this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, you’re guaranteed a great time: where else will you get to experience world-class horse racing at a beach-adjacent racetrack in one of the most beautiful locales – the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – on the planet?

Fans of food and horse racing, rejoice: Del Mar and its surrounding San Diego are a paradise for gourmands, and we have your guide to the can’t-miss treats around horse racing’s World Championships.

Taste of Breeders’ Cup

Cupcakes from 2016 Breeders’ Cup (Eclipse Sportswire)

If you’re attending the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar, then you need to check out the Taste of Breeders’ Cup! The one-of-a-kind festival will offer locally-inspired culinary delights from some of the region’s top chefs. The action is in Del Mar’s infield, and people who have seats or frontside tickets are welcome to join the fun for no extra cost. Saturday infield-only tickets are already sold out, but you can still snag a spot for Friday!

The Best at the Barn

On Thursday, Nov. 2, you can sample cocktails and food from some of the best restaurants in San Diego. Put on your eating pants and get your tickets now!

Bourbon, Bluegrass, and Breeders’ Cup

This Del Mar community event celebrates cocktails and music associated with horse racing and benefits charity! Enjoy Southern cuisine and help the Del Mar Foundation all at the same time on Nov. 1.

Breakfast at Breeders’ Cup

When the sun comes up, Breeders’ Cup contenders come out to play! Watch the world’s best horses train at Del Mar each morning while enjoying a delicious breakfast. It’s the perfect way to start your day all through Breeders’ Cup week!

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