Thoroughbred rescue group begins fundraisers

DEL MAR — This summer, After the Finish Line will host four fundraisers and awareness events in support of ex-racehorses. The line-up includes “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds” July 26, “Charity of the Month” at En Fuego Cantina & Grill in Del Mar, the After the Finish Line Thoroughbred Series Horse Show Aug. 15 and Aug. 16 and Pacificfest Aug. 25.The group’s biggest and most important fundraiser of the year, “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds” will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 26 at the Hilton Hotel in Del Mar to raise money to help thoroughbred ex-racehorses. The evening will include a reception with entertainment, silent and live auctions and dinner. The Master of Ceremonies will be Dan Cohen, KFMB Morning News Anchor, plus guest speakers Laffit Pincay, Jr., Hall of Fame jockey and Laffit Pincay, III, NBC Sports and HRTV Host. For ticket information, or to sponsor, donate auction items or volunteer, contact Dawn Mellen at or (858) 945-1371.