Thursday, July 28, 2011

Miss Cougar contest adds spice to Cougar II Handicap card

There’s still time to cast your vote for Miss Cougar 2011. One of six finalists will be crowned this year’s Miss Cougar at Del Mar on Friday, July 29, where she will present the trophy for the Cougar II Handicap.

According to official contest rules, a “cougar” is a mature woman who pursues younger men, typically more than eight years her junior. Voters can view photos and statements of the finalists, as well as cast their vote, on the Del Mar Scene website.

The feature race, the Cougar II Handicap, is named after the famed horse who captured the hearts of scores of race fans in the early 1970’s. In addition to being the longest distance stakes race of the summer meet, the Cougar II Handicap generated the inaugural Miss Cougar Del Mar contest in 2009, which quickly became a popular addition to the “Four O’Clock Friday” card.


The_Knight_Sky said...

> a “cougar” is a mature woman who pursues younger men ...

how many men? That is the question. :D

Mike S said...

If the race were named after a bimbo I would understand this, but the race was named after a champion racehorse who was one of the finest and most consistent horses to set foot on any racetrack, anywhere. Cougar II deserves all the recognition for this race, it's named in his honor, it's not supposed to be about racy older chicks.

A. J. said...

Yes please...the race is about Cougar II. I saw him race when I was a kid. I miss those old days when racing was about racing. These women are better off to be known as "Retreads". And one other thing...I still call it the GRANDSTAND!

Tradition will never be forgotten.

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