Todd Pletcher

Racing! Congratulations to Forever Unbridled for winning the Distaff

Hello, my name is John Cherwa. Welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, and here’s wishing Stellar Wind a great new career.

Del Mar handled the first day (the easy day) of the Breeders’ Cup pretty smoothly. The racetrack definitely couldn’t do that if it didn’t cap attendance around 38,000. I heard a great analogy about the difference between Santa Anita hosting the event and Del Mar. Santa Anita is like a battleship with all the support and know-how of a military operation. Del Mar is like someone’s private yacht, a couple of smart people but mostly in it just for the fun.

Del Mar gets a solid A for the first day, although it was not sold out, as only...

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