Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Only 20 More Days Until the Live Meet Starts!
And the countdown begins to those moments when the first set of horses are led into the paddock, saddled and led around said paddock until the call for "Riders Up" is made, the first sounds of Bing Crosby, one of the original owners of the track, singing "Where the Turf Meets the Surf" are heard (click on the link for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club - http://www.dmtc.com/ . When DMTC's home page opens click on the "Hear Where the Turf Meets the Surf" link on the upper right hand side), the trumpets are sounded as the horses make their way through the flower covered tunnel onto the track and enter the post parade, making their way into the starting gates and, finally, the bell rings and track race announcer Trevor Denman shouts "and away they go!".
Yea, Yea and Yea!