Tag Archives: Del Mar Racetrack

On Del Mar Turning 75

April 23, 2012

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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

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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

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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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