Jockeys, trainers, thoroughbreds, a smattering of celebrities, politicians, VIPs and about 40,000 racing fans who somehow managed to get a weekday off work converged Wednesday where the turf meets the surf. It was the 78th Opening Day at Del Mar, and it did not disappoint. A group 10 times larger than the population of the beach resort town hosting the meet gathered to soak up the sun, suds, sights and excitement of the summer racing season kickoff — a giant paddock party.
Cartoonist Batton Lash will be at Booth 1909 of Comic-Con this week as he has for the past 12 years. But it won’t be business as usual. On Aug. 30, he was rushed to the hospital with a brain tumor and an uncertain outcome. But the first thing he did as soon as he could sit up was to ask nurses at Sharp Memorial for his sketching materials. He quickly began to draw and make notes. While Lash, 63, didn’t lose his artistic ability or his sense of humor, he says coloring his drawings proved challenging.
A Chinese TV crew was among media circling for interviews with Joe Harper as 1,500 workers scramble to prepare the Del Mar racetrack for its July 19 opening. Harper, president and CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, continues to hold the reins after four decades of overseeing track operations. The crew from Mtime, an online movie and TV media site with 200 million Chinese-based monthly users, was interested in more than the race horses. They also focused on Harper’s movie background.
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