Tag Archives: Del Mar Racetrack

On Del Mar Turning 75

April 23, 2012


Photograph courtesy of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

In this special feature, History Press author and long-time turf writer Hank Wesch reflects on the coming season at Del Mar Racetrack and his 2011 book Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf. “On Del Mar Turning 75″ Hank Wesch The 2012 racing season for Del Mar, July 18-September 5, will mark the 75th […]

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Horse Lovers and Wagerers

September 2, 2011


Del Mar Racetrack’s 2011 season closing day is just around the corner, but you can still enjoy the good times in Hank Wesch’s book Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf (History Press, 2011). Best Pal was born in 1988 about thirty miles from the Del Mar track at the Golden Eagle Farm, in Ramona, […]

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Interview with Hank Wesch, Author of Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf

June 20, 2011


Opening Day, July 3, 1937. Track founder Bing Crosby greets Mrs. W. R. Richardson, the first patron through the gates. Courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC).

From the book: “Del Mar has, as much as any track in North America and a lot more than most, exhibited the ability to advance with the times while being true to its colorful-from-the-start beginnings. To stay cool and comfortable in its own skin according to the style personified by track co-founder Bing Crosby in […]

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