I think any Del Mar Official will tell you that this meet was not one of their most successful. The horse deaths early in the meet forced them to limit grass racing. The inconsistency of their Polytrack surface was no help to handicappers (Polytrack will be replaced by natural dirt next year). What is interesting is that Del Mar will return after Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet for a Fall Meet of their own.
Another fallout from the closure of Hollywood Park in December of last year.
In another change on the Southern California Racing Schedule, Los Alamitos will take over the meet that once belonged to the Los Angeles County Fair (Pomona). The Los Angeles County Fair decided to get out of the horse racing business and Los Alamitos has stepped in to run an 11 day meet. Good luck to them.
Published: September 3, 2014