Del Mar’s Inaugural Bing Crosby Season Kicks Off With Opening Day Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest

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Opening Day, on Friday, November 7, will feature a Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest where fans and fashionistas will have the opportunity to both enjoy and embody the spirit of the track’s iconic Hollywood roots by taking part in classic styles reminiscent of the cinematic golden age.

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Del Mar opens its gates a second time this year for four weeks of exciting Thoroughbred horse racing, free concerts and epicurean events. Opening Day will be Friday, November 7, and one of its highlights will be a Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest. Fans and fashionistas will have the opportunity to both enjoy and embody the spirit of the track’s iconic Hollywood roots by taking part in classic styles reminiscent of the cinematic golden age.

Much like the summer season Opening Day Hats Contest, the Opening Day Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest, sponsored by Studio Savvy Salon, will start a signature fall fashion tradition where contestants can enter and show off their finest old Hollywood gear. You can channel your inner Marilyn Monroe or Clark Gable by entering any of the following three categories: Best Celebrity Look-alike (includes old and modern day celebs), Best Dressed Couple and Most Glamorous.

Participants who sign on will be competing for more than $2,500 in prizes; the first prize winner in each category will receive $300; second place $200; third place $100. The Bing Crosby Grand Prize winner will be awarded a $1,000 gift certificate for Leisure Society sunglasses and a $500 Studio Savvy gift certificate. Additionally, each entrant will receive two complimentary admission passes to the Bing Crosby Season. Sign-ups will take place on-site in the Plaza de Mexico, located inside the Stretch Run admission gates between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

For further details about the Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest, visit http://www.dmtc.com/calendar/detail/fashion. For fashion inspiration and tips, visit Del Mar’s Pinterest page at http://www.pinterest.com/delmarracing/.

Racing during the Bing Crosby Season will take place Friday through Sunday during the first week; Thursday through Sunday the other three weeks. Weekday post time will be 12:30 p.m., 12 noon on weekends. The one exception will be Thanksgiving Day, November 27, with first post shifted to 11 a.m. Admission at ALL gates will be $6 ($3 for Diamond Club members). Every Friday (except Opening Day) is Free & Easy for Diamond Club members, where they receive free admission, program and a seat, along with half-priced beer, sodas and hot dogs.

For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit http://www.delmarscene.com. You can follow Del Mar on Twitter @DelMarRacing, Instagram @DelMarRacing, or like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DelMarRaces.

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