77th season of racing gets underway at Del Mar

DEL MAR (KUSI) — Break out the hats! Its time once again for the thoroughbred horse races at the Del Mar Racetrack. Friday marks the 77th Opening Day at Del Mar, kicking off almost two-and-a-half months of races. 

The Good Morning San Diego team will have a LIVE show from the Del Mar Racetracks 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday. 

Post time for the first race is 2 p.m. and more than 40,000 guests are expected to attend.

The festivities will get underway at 11:30 a.m., when entries will be taken for the annual Opening Day Hats Contest, with over $5,000 in prizes up for grabs.