Showing posts with label Del Mar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Del Mar. Show all posts

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thanks for Coming out, Del Mar

By: T.R. Slyder,, AndyDisco on Twitter

Saturday's horse races will feature four Grade 1 Races that tower over the rest- 2 at Saratoga and 2 at Del Mar (with the previously chronicled experimental-gone-wrong surface).

Del Mar's Pacific Classic is one of the jewels of west coast racing and ought to be a doozie. Saratoga's Woodward features Rachel Alexandra (also previously chronicled. A few times) in a historic bid to defeat older males in a Grade 1, and before that race at Saratoga is the 7 Furlong Forego. So what's the other big race at Del Mar? The Pat O'Brien Breeders' Cup Stakes. I'm not joking.

In all fairness to Del Mar and the sport, the race is NOT named after Pat O'Brien of nasal voice, mustache fame, it's named after a co-founder of Del Mar's race track. But, in all fairness to me, I couldn't care less and I carry on as though it were named after the less reputable Pat O'Brien. That being said....

Real classy, Del Mar. Saratoga names their races after Horsemen, Financiers and Statesmen, and you go with Pat O'Brien. When are you gonna re-name the Pacific Classic the Alec Baldwin Rude Vile Little Pig Stakes?

I'm T.R. Slyder, and that's how you Tangueray.