Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Where the turf meets the surf" Looking back!

Today is opening day at the races...
Del Mar race track is iconic & legendary, steeped in tradition.

Over 47,000 race fans expected to merge here at Del Mar today...

I Love these B&W photos from Del Mar.
 Let's look "back in the day" at a few glamorous images!!!

Opening day, Opening year  (1937).
Founding father, Bing Crosby welcomes in the very first patron in Del Mar's History.
"And away we go!"

Boxing champ Jack Dempsey with the Del Mar jockey colony in the early 40's.

 Legendary horse trainer Charlie Whittingham was one of the horsemen that believed that the ocean water was therapeutic for horses.
"Where the turf meets the surf"

Old School Odds... 
This was the results chalk board at Del Mar.
Where the phrase began, "Betting on the chalk" started!

Shown here at Del Mar where he barely beats Ligarroti in a match race in 1938.
First ever nationally broadcast race over the NBC radio airwaves.

LOVE the film 
- Toby Maguire - Jeff Bridges - Chris Cooper

Thank you Kathleen {Kennedy}, Frank {Marshall} and Dream Works
 for making such a beautiful story!

A beautiful day to all....

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