Tag Archives: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Del Mar Opener

July 17, 2011


Retirement didn’t keep Hank Wesch, author of Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf, from the turf for long. He recently joined the PR staff of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and will be providing notes and quotes from the back stretch throughout the summer meet. The Del Mar season kicks off Wednesday, July […]

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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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