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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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The History Press announces first California book

June 17, 2011

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The History Press is proud to announce its debut California book Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf by Hank Wesch. For nearly seventy-five years, summertime at Del Mar Racetrack has been a place for fun and entertainment—a place, as Eddie Read said, “where nobody’s in a hurry but the horses.” Since its founding […]

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