Del Mar’s Inaugural Bing Crosby Season
Debuts November 7
After a thrilling summer of fast racing and huge events, the legendary seaside track will open again for its inaugural Bing Crosby Season, November 7-30. Old Hollywood style meets classic Southern California cool this November at Del Mar with four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling.
The added season pays tribute to the glamour and excitement of 1930s when Hollywood icon Bing Crosby founded the track with some of his celebrity pals. The Bing Crosby Season will run a total of 15 racing days – primarily Thursday through Sunday – with an earlier daily post time of 12 p.m. on weekends and 12:30 p.m. on weekdays. The one exception will be Thanksgiving Day, November 27, with first post shifted to 11 a.m.
The season kicks off with a spectacular, Gatsby-style, Opening Day party on Friday, November 7. Stars and fans will show off their fall finest in an outrageous day of racing and revelry. The afternoon will feature an “Old Hollywood Fashion Contest,” with awards being given for Best Dressed Couple, Best Old Hollywood and Best Celebrity Lookalike.
Beyond world-class Thoroughbred sport, Del Mar is known for its exciting lineup of concerts, food and beer festivals, giveaways, and seminars with top racing folks – and the Bing Crosby Season continues that tradition. The fast-paced meet will include two Saturday concerts, November 15 and 29, with Reggae Fest featuring Iration kicking things off on the 15th and alternative rock band CAKE closing out the season on the 29th.
Football Sundays get an upgrade in November, when fans can take in a day of racing and NFL action in Del Mar’s Cabana Football Lounge. Multiple TV screens, bars and food options will keep racing and football fans happy all day.
Food trucks are back Saturday, November 22, along with a plush black and gold diamond blanket giveaway. November 29 will feature a craft beer festival, a Movember event and the biggest race of the meet – the Hollywood Derby. Closing Day – Sunday November 30 – is a free day on Del Mar.
Racing during the Bing Crosby Season will take place Friday through Sunday during the first week; Thursday through Sunday the other three weeks. Weekday post time will be 12:30 p.m., 12 noon on weekends. The one exception will be Thanksgiving Day, November 27, with first post shifted to 11 a.m. Admission at all gates will be $6 ($3 for Diamond Club members). Every Friday (except Opening Day) is Free & Easy for Diamond Club Members, where they receive free admission, program and seat, along with half-priced beer, sodas and hot dogs.
Originally Published (and you can get more information here as well): https://www.dmtc.com/media/news/del-mars-inaugural-bing-crosby-seasonbrdebuts-november-7-240
Come join us at Valenti Equestrian Club for a Clinic with Olympic rider Jan Ebeling. Saturday 21 and Sunday 22.
Jan Ebeling, most recently known for his participation in the 2012 Olympic Games on the mare Rafalca, has many National title under his belt and he will be working with you personally!
Don’t forget about the 2-Day Clinic with Olympic rider Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, November 11th and 12th.
To make your reservation please call 760-822-7483.
We would just like to take a moment to share some photos with everyone of the Valenti Equestrian Club.
We are proud of the Equestrian Club and it’s beauty. Along with it’s horses, trainers and staff.
If you would like more information about boarding or have any questions at all, please call us between 8:00am PST – 5:00pm PST at: 858-759-9239.
Dressage with Lena
2-Day Clinic with Charlotte Bredahl-Baker
November 11th – 12th at Valenti Equestrian Club
Come join us at Valenti Equestrian Club for a Clinic with Olympic rider Charlotte Bredahl-Baker. Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12.
Limited spots available for trailer-in
Auditors welcome: $40 including lunch and Q&A with Charlotte! Don’t miss it!
Call Lena Nordlof-Davis to reserve your rides: 760-822-7483
Photo Credit: 7-themes.com
The Icelandic horse is a unique breed of smallish horses that came to Iceland with the first settlers from Norway 1100 years ago. Archaeological digs in Europe have revealed that the horses are descended from an ancient breed that is now extinct outside of Iceland, where it has been preserved in isolation.
The Icelandic, as it’s often referred to, is known for being sure-footed and able to cross rough terrain. It displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. The first is a four-beat lateral ambling gait known as “tölt.” Tölt is characterized by its explosive acceleration and speed; it’s also comfortable and ground-covering. The breed also performs a pace called skeið, or “flying pace,” used in pacing races, with some horses able to reach speeds of 30 mph, covering just short distances. It’s fast and smooth, but it isn’t a gait for long-distance travel.
This beautiful horse that comes in many different colors and patterns, weighs between 730 and 840 pounds, and stands at an average height of 52 to 56 inches.
Photographer Troy Moth writes on Bored Panda that while he spent years photographing horses across North America, there was no type that always eluded him, the Icelandic horse. He finally had a special opportunity to visit Iceland this year and travel around the country in search of the majestic animals, he said.
Moth explained, “The first thing I noticed is that the horses are everywhere. It wasn’t a matter of me finding horses, but rather finding the horses in a great landscape. I know what you’re thinking… it’s Iceland, how hard can that be? But it was surprisingly hard as a lot of the horses are kept in pens, albeit large ones, but they are still fenced off. Even the “wild” horses are brought down from the mountains during the winter months and kept in pens where their food supply is secure.
“After circling the entire island, driving over 2500 km and taking almost every bumpy windy dirt road and detour possible, I found my photographs, and the horses, living in their world of green.”
The spectacular images below were the result of that trip.
Photo Credit: Troy Moth
We are just remembering how fabulous last years Taste of Rancho Fe event was. Please see below for some photos. We hope you can join us this Sunday for the 3rd annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe.