Opening day has record attendance

A record 44,907 people attended the opening day of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 70th horse racing season, but a jockey was injured and a horse had to be euthanized when it broke a leg, track officials said Thursday.

Jockey Rafael Bejarano was seriously injured when his mount, Mi Rey, stumbled and broke a leg during the third race on opening day Wednesday, and Mi Rey had to be euthanized.

The previous attendance record of 44,181 was set in 1996 during the running of the Pacific Classic, according to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Last year’s attendance on opening day was 43,459, according to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Related posts:

  1. Jockey hurt, horse euthanized on Del Mar’s opening day
  2. SD Fair has record attendance
  3. Del Mar races open Wednesday
  4. Local residents to dress to the nines for Opening Day
  5. Track wraps up season

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=5515

Posted by on Jul 23, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe
    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]