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Del Mar Thoroughbred Club


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The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, where the turf meets the surf. Thoroughbred horse racing from Southern California.

Del Mar racetrack is an American Thoroughbred horse racing track at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the seaside city of Del Mar, California, 20 mi north of San Diego. It is the second largest horse-racing venue in the western United States, which has a capacity of 44,000. Owned by the State of California and leased by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, it is known for the slogans: ''Where The Turf Meets The Surf'' as well as ''Cool as Ever.'' It was built by a partnership including Bing Crosby, actors Pat O'Brien, Gary Cooper, Joe E. Brown, Charles S. Howard and Oliver Hardy.


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