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Doyouknowsomething, ridden by Felipe Valdez, wins the first race on opening day of the fall 2015 thoroughbred horse racing season. The third annual event kicks off Nov. 11 with a tribute to military members past and present. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek
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Del Mar’s Bing Crosby season gets underway

DEL MAR — The third annual Bing Crosby Season at the Del Mar Racetrack kicks off Friday on Veteran’s Day with free track admission for active duty military and veterans and a salute to all who have served or are serving our country.

Opening day will also include a Stars & Stripes fashion contest, with more than $3,000 in cash and prizes being awarded for the most patriotic costume and best pin-up model or celebrity lookalike.

Suggestions include icons such as Rosie the Riveter and Lady Liberty.

A fundraising event to benefit Save Our Legion, The Semper Fi Fund and other local military charities will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Tickets are $50 and include racetrack admission and a program, barbecue and half-priced signature drinks and select beers.

For an additional $10 guests can attend the post-race concert by country artist Coffey Anderson.

The 15-day race meet runs through Dec. 4, five fewer days than last year.

Racing will take place Thursdays through Sundays, with the first post at 12:30 p.m. except Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day, when there will be an 11 a.m. start and a 2:30 p.m. conclusion. Visit for more information.


Robert Johnson November 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

I regards to the sport of Golf and it’s relative meaning to life. One’s word is like a club. One can use one’s word to “Hook” others to their ways or one may use one’s word to “Slice” up others. The hazard in this is that it can put the lives of others “In the Rough”. One should learn to use one’s word wisely in one’s dealings with others, as that is why it is referred to as the “Fairway”.
In all things… Be the ball. I know it is happy because it is smiling. Well of course it is. I can see it’s “Dimples”!!
++Robert Johnson++

Robert Johnson November 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm

OOPS!! “THOROUGHBRED”?? I was thinking Golf. Bing Crosby & Bob Hope. Maybe there is still Hope for Bob. Though not thoroughly comprehending what he read, he commented roughly on Golf instead. Oh, woe is me!! If I was only more “Thorough”, in that I might “Be Read”.
++Robert Johnson++

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