ARCADIA , Calif. (Sept. 6, 2012)—Santa Anita’s stable area and main track have reopened for training following a seven-week closure for routine maintenance during the Del Mar race meeting, which concluded on Wednesday.
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Tres Borrachos returns to defend his title against six rivals in the 71st running of the San Diego Handicap on Saturday (July 28) at Del Mar.
Jockey Rafael Bejarano is not No. 1 in the rider standings after the first week of the Del Mar Thorougbred Club meeting. Garrett Gomez was the hot jock of the first five days, notching 10 wins, three more than Bejarano.
Healthy handle numbers rang up across the board as Del Mar opened its 75th anniversary season with five days of racing from Wednesday (7/18) through Sunday (7/22).
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has tapped veteran gateman John Lopez to serve as its starter for the 2012 race meeting in place of regular starter Gary Brinson, who will miss the season as he deals with a family illness.
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Featuring several “guarantees” on large pools and a “winner’s bonus” for Sunday cards, Del Mar’s betting menu for the 2012 season falls in line for the most part with the previous year’s offerings, but does provide some extra zip to racing fans.
Good Tables, Seats Available Through Del Mar Group Sales
Good tables and seats for the 37-day Del Mar meeting are available now at discounted prices through the track’s Group Sales Department.
The seaside oval’s 75th anniversary year kicks off on Wednesday, July 18 and runs through Wednesday, September 5. Racing is held Wednesday through Sunday, with an additional day thrown into the mix on Labor Day Monday, September 3.
The only real requirement to take advantage of the Group Sales special locations and discounts is to have a party of at least 20 wanting a day at the races.
Tables in the popular Stretch Run Grill have been put aside for group purchase for as low as $52 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Those same tables are available on Fridays and Saturdays for $100. The four-top tables, with full food and beverage service, include admissions and programs for all.
Additionally, tables of 10 on the sixth-floor Il Palio Restaurant Patio may be reserved on many afternoons throughout the summer. The cost, which also includes admissions and programs, is $20 per person on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and $25 per person on Fridays and Saturdays.
Those merely wanting good seats in either the Clubhouse or Stretch Run can take advantage of special prices offered through “Groups.” Clubhouse seats are $12 each, while ones in Stretch Run sell for $8. Prices apply for all days of the week and admissions and programs are part of the package.
Del Mar’s Group Sales Department can be reached by calling (858) 792-4234.
Full-Season Discount Passes Offer Fine Del Mar Value
Del Mar again is offering high-value, full-season passes to its 37-day meeting at a greatly reduced price. The passes are only $25 for Stretch Run admission and $50 for Clubhouse, good all afternoons from opening July 18 to closing September 5.
Normal Stretch Run admission is $6 per day, while Clubhouse prices are $10.
The discount passes must be purchased prior to the start of the meet. They can be obtained by calling the track’s Ticket Office (858) 792-4242, or by ordering on-line at www.delmarracing.com/season/tickets