Thoroughbred racing on the turf course at Del Mar was suspended for the rest of the week after a horse was seriously injured in a race July 31, the latest in a string of injuries and deaths at the track this
In announcing the suspension, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club expressed
“deep sorrow” over the latest injury.
“We will continue efforts to improve the course during this down time
and hope to resume racing on it in the near future,” according to a statement.
The horse, a 4-year-old filly named Serious, suffered a sesamoid bone
injury in her left foreleg, track officials told The Orange County Register.
Officials originally said the horse was euthanized, but later said her
owners had sought veterinary care for her against the advice of the track
veterinarian, the newspaper reported.
Four other horses suffered fatal injuries on the turf track this month
and today’s injury was the first since measures intended to enhance safety on
the course were undertaken, according to news reports.
Races that had been scheduled to take place on the turf course will be
moved to the track’s Polytrack course, Del Mar officials said.
Four other horses have suffered fatal injuries on the track during this
year’s thoroughbred meet, which began on July 17.
When the school year kicks off on Aug. 28, the Del Mar Union School District is projecting an enrollment of 4,441 students this year, a slight increase of 20 students from last year.
Jul 31, 2014 | Posted in Del Mar
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The Del Mar Union School District is in the process of hiring a new principal for Carmel Del Mar School.
Less than a year after being designated as a California Main Street community, the Del Mar Village Association has now been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program.
Jul 30, 2014 | Posted in Del Mar
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The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold a special meeting to address the proposed One Paseo mixed-use development at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Canyon Crest Academy.
The San Diego Foundation today announced it granted $47 million to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2014. Since its inception, the foundation has granted $880 million to serve and improve the San Diego region.
Jul 29, 2014 | Posted in News
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The Del Mar Union School District is considering a proposed boundary change for future East Pacific Highlands Ranch homes. The recommendation made by the facilities master plan outreach committee is that the boundary be changed for six Pacific Highlands Ranch developments, moving students from Sycamore Ridge to Ashley Falls School.
Jason Romero, assistant superintendent of human resources, said the developments represent 570 single and multifamily homes, which they project to generate around 250 students.
The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018.
Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a month.
A new trail running race is coming to Carmel Valley this fall.
Jeff Stoner of Del Mar’s Seasick Marketing visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board to update the board on the plans for the Carmel Valley Trail 5K and 10K Run, set to take place on Sept. 20. A portion of race proceeds will go toward the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
“Del Mar is deeply saddened by the loss of Thoroughbred lives we have experienced at the track since the start of our season. Four of those losses have come on our new turf course. Despite that, we continue to have the utmost confidence in the course, as do our partners in this race meet — the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Trainers, the Jockeys’ Guild and the California Horse Racing Board – all of whom have expressed that confidence to us today.