Del Mar Opening Day 2018: All The Fabulous and Fantastic Hats

For the past 24 years, Del Mar's Opening Day has been all about the hats. Each year, hundreds of race track guests come to showcase their fanciest, most creative toppers. Here's a look at the hats that caught our eye this year at the seaside track in San Diego's North County.

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The winning hat for the 2018 contest was worn by Leslie Monroy of Spring Valley.
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Here's a look at all of the top finishers of the 2018 hat contest at Del Mar.
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One of the many fabulous hats at Del Mar Opening Day: a wide-brimmed floral hat.
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One of the incredible floral hats at Del Mar Opening Day.
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One of the contestants for the Hat Contest shows judges her hat.
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A paper-mache horse on a hat.
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Check out this fierce fascinator, a black, feathery piece.
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Judges loved this Dana Point resident's cute purse and hat combo.
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Who says hats are just for women? This man entered his hat choice in the 'Most Outrageous' category.
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Two ladies pose together on opening day, showing off their hats: a blue hat and a hat with a flamingo on top.
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This racetrack attendee showed off her floral dress and hat.
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Check out this guy's pastels, matching with his hat.
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It's all about the buttons!
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There's a whole world on her hat!
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One of the incredible floral hats at Del Mar Opening Day.
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One of the incredible floral hats at Del Mar Opening Day.
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One of the incredible floral hats at Del Mar Opening Day.
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One of the incredible floral hats at Del Mar Opening Day.
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These two ladies said this year's costume was the most comfortable yet -- and it's all about bees!
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Another wide-brimmed hat decorated with flowers at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
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A beautiful, elaborate hat made from bamboo.
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This couple got into Opening Day spirit together!
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A closer look at one of the red, wide-brimmed hats.
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One of the amazing hats at Del Mar Opening Day: a 3D printed replica of Justify's Triple Crown trophy.
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