Del Mar race season kicks off

Author: Julien  //  Category: Premium Fun and Entertainment, Premium Sports

Yesterday was the opening day at the Del Mar race track. Del Mar’s 67th annual summer thoroughbred racing season turned out to be another huge success. The Del Mar race track draws huge crowds from arround the nation for the racing season’s 6 week run. For years, opening day in Del Mar has been one of the biggest parties in southern California and yesterday was no exception! Opening Day at the Del Mar race track is definately “the place to be” and Del Mar is still “cool as ever!”

For those of you looking for more horse racing info you can check out the official wesite of the Del Mar Race Track. Here you can see a live shot, check weather, found out about upcoming concerts and events… and for the true handycappers you can even get stable notes, jockey stats, stakes quotes, workout reports…

Del Mar horse races

Yesterday was the second-largest on-track crowd ever, with over 42,000 in attendance.
(The largest crown ever was on August 10th 1996 when 44,181 showed up for the Pacific Classic to witness Cigar’s unsuccessful attempt to break Citation’s record of 16 straight wins.

Take me out to the . . . track
Yesterday marked the second time in four years that opening day here has gone head-to-head with a Padres afternoon home game. And Del Mar has outdrawn the Padres on both occasions. There were 42,005 on-track yesterday, 32,101 at Petco Park. On opening day, July 23, 2003, 40,062 were at the track, 20,574 at the ballgame.

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