DEL MAR, Calif. — Wednesday was Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack, and it wouldn’t have been complete without the annual head-turning hat contest.
Hats from the simple to most outrageous could be seen across the Playa de Mexico. Contestants competed in five categories: Best Racing Theme, Most Glamorous, Most Outrageous, Best Fascinator and Best Flowers.
Prizes varied from a grand prize with a value of over $1,750 — which includes a one-night stay at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, dinner for two, a gift basket and after-party tickets — to $100 for third place.
- Grand Prize Winner/Best Flowers: Allison Karlstrand
- Best Fascinator: Paige Fohl
- Most Outrageous: Belinda Barry
- Most Glamorous: Aubrey Fohl
- Best Racing Theme: Christina Stutz
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Hats, hats, hats! 👒 Hundreds of spectacular hats turned heads at Del Mar Racing’s Opening Day. Swipe ⬅️ to see the winners of the annual hat contest. Grand Prize Winner/Best Flowers: Allison Karlstrand, Best Fascinator: Paige Fohl, Most Outrageous: Belinda Barry, Most Glamorous: Aubrey Fohl and Best Racing Theme: Christina Stutz. More photos via link in bio. 📷: @frank_guthrie #delmar #delmaropeningday #delmarracetrack