TDN Weekend

October 2017

TDN Weekend December 2016 Issue 9

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Y ou don't really need more than the racetrack to make the small town of Del Mar and the sur- rounding communities that sit just north of San Diego special. From the time Bing Crosby stood at the gates on opening day of the inaugural season in 1937 to the present, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has represented top-class racing in an idyllic setting, a boutique meet where there is an opening day and a closing day and ev- ery day in between is special. But if you're coming for this year's Breed- ers' Cup or to Del Mar for any occasion, your experience should include more than just a day at the races. For Del Mar may seem like a sleepy little town with just 4,300 residents and you might have been led to believe that San Diego is a third wheel in California, lag- ging behind Los Angeles and San Francisco. Neither is true. This is an area where there is something to do and enjoy everywhere you turn. From the beaches, to the restaurants and bars, to the scenery, to the hiking trails to the ZHDWKHUWKDWHYHQRQLWVZRUVWGD\VƮLUWV with perfection, the Del Mar area is among the most alluring spots on the map. So while your Breeders' Cup itinerary should include plenty of time attending the races, make room for everything else the DUHDKDVWRRƪHUfDQGVWD\DZKLOH

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