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Record Opening Day Crowd At California's Del Mar
A record crowd of 44,907 attended the opening day of racing at California's Del Mar, reported thorougbredtimes.com. Del Mar track president, chief executive officer, & general manager Joe Harper commented, "I was really pleased with the crowd. I thought it would be smaller," said Harper. The total handle for the ten-race card was US$13,182,915, down from US$13,956,989 for a nine-race program last year.