Del Mar Foundation begins 30th anniversary celebration with ‘Horses and Hollywood’

The Hospitality Committee of the Del Mar Foundation announces the first “Meet & Greet” of 2012 to be held on Monday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Del Mar Powerhouse. The speaker, Joe Harper, is director, president & CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Harper is the leadoff speaker in a series of special events highlighting the 30th anniversary year of the Del Mar Foundation. Please join the Foundation for refreshments both before and after Harper’s talk.

Joe Harper

Harper has guided the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) since 1978, through a period of growth and success unparalleled in America’s racetrack history. He initially came to Del Mar from Santa Anita where he served as executive vice president for the Oak Tree Racing Association. At Del Mar he first served as executive vice president and general manager. In 1990 he took on the roles of president, CEO and general manager. He has been a director of DMTC since 1985.

Harper grew up in Hollywood in the entertainment business as the grandson of famed director Cecil B. deMille. He was a child actor in some of his grandfather’s most legendary films, including “The Ten Commandments” and “The Greatest Show on Earth.” In his 20s and early 30s he was a successful Hollywood cinematographer.
Harper is proud to serve as a trustee of the Cecil B. deMille Foundation, which has been active in supporting education and film preservation at USC, UCLA and Chapman University.

This event is by reservation only, as space is limited. Reservations currently are open for residents within the 92014 ZIP code and will open to those outside of 92014, on a space available basis, on Jan. 20. Visit www.delmarfoundation.org for registration information.

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