Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Del Mar's 2009 Race Meet Opens Tomorrow!

It looked like Grand Central Station for horses on the main track at Del Mar early this morning. Ditto, for people, on the backstretch viewing stand -- absolutely my favorite spot to watch the workouts. There's nothing quite like it: a raised wooden deck that sits just above the fence line overlooking the track. You also get a beautiful view of the entire front of the grandstand across the track.

It's thrilling to see so many well-bred, expensive Thoroughbreds at one time -- the flashy dark bays, sleek grays, well-muscled chestnuts, all going through their morning exercises in the familiar saddle clothes of some of the country's leading trainers.

The excitement, anticipation, and hope for a successful meet was almost palpable. Here's to a great Del Mar 2009 Meet and best of racing luck to all my readers!

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