Off to the Races

The Del Mar Thorough-bred Club’s 77th summer gathering is off and running Friday, July 15, through Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Opening Day welcomes the return of the celebrated Opening Day Hats Contest, helmed by Deena Von Yokes of Studio Savvy and Joe Cuviello, featuring more than $5,000 in prizes awarded in categories including: Most Glamorous, Best Racing Theme, Funniest/Most Outrageous, Best Fascinator, and more. delmarscene.com

Ranch & Coast is teaming up with The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for Hats, Heels, and Hooves, an Opening Day after-party on Friday, July 15. The Inn’s Azalea Lawn, ballroom, and pool area will transform into an authentic Kentucky thoroughbred farm for a memorable evening of fine food, spirits, and live entertainment by Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and DJ Scotto. General admission tickets will include a buffet dinner from 6-8pm, a welcome cocktail, and access to the party. VIP admission features an exclusive VIP dinner menu with a caviar bar, bottle service including one bottle of Belvedere Vodka and one bottle of Moët & Chandon, and a designated server. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund. 858.381.8207, hatsheelsandhooves.com

Alice + Olivia dress, Matti D, Del Mar. “French Ingénue” headpiece, Carol Bader Couture, Del Mar Hat Co., Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar

Alice + Olivia dress, Matti D, Del Mar. “French Ingénue” headpiece, Carol Bader Couture, Del Mar Hat Co.,
Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar

Zhivago “Honey Trap” dress, Matti D, Del Mar. “Victory” headpiece, Carol Bader Couture, Del Mar Hat Co.

Lavender Brown silk romper, Camellia, Solana Beach. Something Special headpiece, Studio Savvy Salon, Del Rayo Village, Fairbanks Ranch Riviera by Jack Victor pants, International Laundry shirt, Paul Betenly jacket. All, GSB Men’s Clothiers, Del Rayo Village, Fairbanks Ranch

Nicole Miller jumpsuit, rose gold necklace, and Jenifer Buckley headpiece. All, Nicole Miller San Diego, The Forum, Carlsbad Robert Graham shirt and jacket, 34 Heritage jeans, Herman 1874 hat. All, Patrick James, Flower Hill Promenade, Del Mar

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Etoile du Monde dress, Maggie B Boutique, Flower Hill Promenade, Del Mar. Wide-brimmed crin hat, Jill Courtemanche Millinery, Solana Beach Robert Graham shirt and jacket, Alberto jeans. All, Garys Studio, Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar. Swag Panama hat, Del Mar Hat Co., Del Mar Plaza

 

Photography by Vincent Knakal, hair by Deena von Yokes and makeup by Eileen Haligowski for Studio Savvy, models are Mariah Coogan and Aleksander D’Avignon for San Diego Model Management, photographed on location at the
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

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