The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe to co-host Hats, Heels, and Hooves Opening Day After Party July 15

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is kicking off Del Mar’s racing season with Hats, Heels, and Hooves, its signature opening day after party Friday, July 15 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Continuing the thrill and excitement of Opening Day at Del Mar, the Azalea lawn, ballroom and pool area of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe will transform into an authentic Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm for a memorable experience of fine food, spirits and entertainment.

The magnificent surroundings of The Inn will provide the perfect backdrop for guests to mingle with some of the jockeys while enjoying live entertainment by Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and DJ Scotto. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (PDJF), which provides financial assistance to approximately 60 former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic, on-track injuries. The Inn is co-hosting the event with Ranch & Coast Magazine.

“We are excited to partner with Ranch & Coast Magazine to provide a unique location to celebrate Opening Day at Del Mar after the races. This is not just any party,” said Jerome Strack, general manager of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. “We’re incorporating an equestrian theme where all our party guests will be able to mingle with some of the jockeys they cheered on earlier in the day and our VIP sections will offer an unparalleled experience.”

The event is open to guests ages 21 and older. General admission tickets will include a buffet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., a welcome cocktail and access to the party. VIP admission includes exclusive access to the party, an exclusive VIP menu to include a caviar bar, bottle service (price includes one bottle of Belvedere Vodka and one bottle of Moët & Chandon), a designated server and the ability to customize your party’s dinner display by selecting options from The Inn’s VIP Prix Fixe menus.

General admission pre-sale tickets are $150 per person until June 14, $175 from June 15 to July 14 and $200 at the door on July 15. Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite. For more information about VIP locations, options and to reserve a VIP area, please contact Morgan Howitt at 858-381-8207 or To reserve a Guest Room Package, which includes a two-night stay in luxurious accommodations at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe (between July 14 and July 16) and two general admission tickets to the Hats, Heels, and Hooves Opening Day After Party, visit

Joining title sponsor and co-host Ranch & Coast Magazine are event sponsors Bentley La Jolla, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Moët & Chandon, Belvedere, Kit and Ace, Del Mar Hat Company, Carol Bader Design, Future Legends, and CIM Inc PR.

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