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Del Mar Course To Be Expanded

Friday, 13th September 2013

California racetrack Del Mar will be expanded to accommodate more horses in an effort to boost its prospects of hosting a future Breeders' Cup World Championships event, reports bloodhorse.com. The expansion of the turf course will commence on September 13 with officials of the Californian race club saying the project is expected to cost just under US$5 million. The course, which will be widened from 63-feet to 80 feet on the straightaways, will accommodate 14 horses instead of the current 10-horse maximum. The turns will be softened to improve horse and jockey safety. Club officials are hoping the changes will make Del Mar eligible to host the Breeders' Cup as early as 2015.

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