photo courtesy of DMTC
Del Mar 2019 is here - - - and let's be honest, we've never needed it more.
Before we get to the new and improved Top 25 list, a quick thank you. To the horsemen and horsewomen of the Southern California racing circuit. You know who you are. The ones who get up in the dark and dedicate your lives to the care and well being of our racehorses. We know these last few months have not been easy. On behalf of the more than 300 active partners in Little Red Feather...THANK YOU.
Coming off a Santa Anita meet that garnered 11 wins and over $1m in purses (ranking LRF 3rd in the owner standings), LRF is excited to send up to 40 runners to Del Mar this summer. Our partners are poised for our biggest meet ever. Obviously, then, we need something for them to do other than soaking in the sun setting on a Friday night over the grandstand.... So, without further adieu, enjoy our annual list of the Top 25 things to do this (and every) summer where the turf meets the surf.
1. Where to plant your flag. The Fairmont Grand Del Mar is not only the nicest hotel in San Diego, but all of California. It's 5 stars in every way imaginable. Even better, this year, LRF partners receive 40% off regular room rates. The pool is so fun, I suspect partners will pass on the free shuttle to the racetrack and just watch the races on TVG. Contact us for the special partner only reservations agent.
2. Speaking of TVG... The good folks not only provide great TV access to our races but they also give us a sweet app to gamble on our phones. More importantly, though, LRF partners can use that app this summer to receive DOUBLE ODDS on every LRF horse that runs at Del Mar. Receiving free money will always be a Top 25 item to do in Del Mar (or anywhere).
3. While Handles Homemade Ice Cream dropped to #3 this year... it will always be #1 in our hearts. This and every year. Alice Handel belongs with the all-time greats. And now with the new and improved line system, you don't have to wait an hour to get your favorite flavors. See you there. Often.
4. One Paseo. Two years in the making, this much needed mixed-use development will no doubt become one of the most popular spots this summer. If you like meats, don't walk, run to the Butchery. While we all have our memories from the Del Mar Highlands, let's face it, it's time to make some new ones.