Del Mar Racetrack Opening Hat Contest 2019

The annual Hat Contest took place on Wednesday, July 17th during the Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day and as always it was a head-turning 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