Tag Archives: turf writing

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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The History Press announces first California book

June 17, 2011


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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