Thoroughbred race fans will celebrate San Diego's biggest equestrian event in style this year, with Valenti International named title sponsor of Opening Day at Del Mar. More than 40,000 fans are expected to be in attendance on Wednesday, July 19, for one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west.
Valenti International will have signature touches throughout the track. They include a winner's circle presentation and Irene Valenti, founder and president of Valenti International, the Valenti Equestrian Club and the Valenti Foundation, will be a celebrity judge for the annual Opening Day Hats Contest. Also, in the tradition of Bing Crosby personally greeting fans as they arrived at the gate, Irene Valenti will thank valet guests with a special Valenti Black Card as they depart on Opening Day.
"We are innovators of exclusive, elite relationships and look forward to showcasing the Valenti luxury brand," said Irene Valenti. "The collaboration of Valenti International and the tradition and glamour of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's Opening Day is a perfect match."
Best known for providing elite matchmaking in the European tradition, Valenti International also features the Valenti Equestrian Club, located five miles from Del Mar. Encompassing nearly 20 acres in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, this exclusive boarding and training facility features world-class trainers and an exclusive boarding experience.
Valenti International will also be partnering with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for another historical equestrian event, as title sponsor of the Breeders' Cup Barn at the Beach, October 28 - November 4, 2017.