Category Archives: Equestrian

Where the Happy Horses Hang Out

Up at Santa Anita Park (in Arcadia, northeast of downtown LA), you can take a free tram tour of the stable area and receiving barn most weekends during the racing season. But the corresponding section of the Del Mar Racetrack admits fewer outsiders. … Continue reading

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Pony Talk and Donuts

I drove up to Del Mar this morning, parked at the racetrack for free, walked in the gates for free, helped myself to a free cup of coffee and chocolate donut with sprinkles, and settled down to listen to three … Continue reading

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Zenyatta Does Hollywood

Obviously, the Del Mar Racetrack is the place to go if you live in San Diego and want to see thoroughbreds run. The racing season only goes from mid-July through early September, and normally, that’s more than enough horse racing for … Continue reading

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Giddyap

Looks like the city’s horses are going to fetch much higher prices than expected. More than a month after word leaked out that the longstanding equestrian unit was being axed to save money, the horses finally have been put up … Continue reading

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Horses and Helicopters

There’s a truism that San Diego has more horses per capita than any other county in the US. I don’t know if that’s true today — if it ever was — but certain parts of the county still have a strong equestrian … Continue reading

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Horseplay

Thoroughbred racing in Del Mar gets a lot of attention at this time of year, but a lower-profile horsey spectacle also unfolds just down the road from the  racetrack. In all our years of nosing into San Diego stuff, we’d never gotten around … Continue reading

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