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The dogs and horses are running in Del Mar, Calif.
The dogs and horses are running in Del Mar, Calif.

I always think of summer as a sure bet in Del Mar: the beach, the shops, the track. Now fall is too. This year, for the first time, horse-racing fans can enjoy the sport of kings at Del Mar's where-the-surf-meets-the-turf racetrack during the inaugural Bing Crosby Season, Nov. 7-30. I visited the San Diego County town just before the end of the track's summer season. My long-shot horses came in last, but I had fun and the weekend was reasonably priced. The tab: from $145 a night at Hotel Indigo and $16 for ceviche at Café Secret. The bed Hotel Indigo (710 Camino del Mar; [858] 755-1501) changed brands (it was a Best Western) and its look about 2 1/2 years ago. The hotel,...

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