Two 'Dudes' And a Lady Generate Buzz For Del Mar 2011
By Del Mar
Ladies and dudes and racing fans of all ages, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club invites you to step right up, see for yourselves and be amazed and entertained when the 72nd season of racing begins this Wednesday (July 20).
It may sound like a carnival barker’s come-on, but there’s some special substance behind the spiel for the 37-day meeting “Where The Turf Meets The Surf.”
Two ‘Dudes’ -- Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude and Hollywood Gold Cup victor First Dude – will be ensconced in the stable of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert with the possibility that one or both could run in the $1-million Pacific Classic on Sunday, August 28, the signature race of the meeting.
And Chantal Sutherland, the well-established First Lady of racing in Canada, has chosen to forgo her annual return to her homeland for the summer meeting at Woodbine in Toronto and will be a Del Mar regular for the first time.
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