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August, 2008 in Carlsbad

Ceremony: Our Ceremony & Reception - Four Seasons Resort Aviara
Reception: Our Reception - Four Seasons Resort Aviara




Four Seasons Resort Aviara - Ceremony - 7100 Four Seasons Point, Carlsbad, CA, 92011, USA

Our Ceremony & Reception - Four Seasons Resort Aviara

7100 Four Seasons Point
Carlsbad, CA 92011, US


Our Reception - Four Seasons Resort Aviara

7100 4 Seasons Point
Carlsbad, CA 92011, US

West Inn and Suites:

West Inn and Suites - West Inn and Suites - 4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA, 92008, US

West Inn and Suites

4970 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008, US

Bistro West:

Bistro West

4960 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008, US

"Bistro West is a new concept that features an extensive menu of chef-driven Contemporary Comfort Food. By creating everything on the menu in-house from only the highest quality and freshest ingredients, we promise to provide our guests with a fantastic culinary experience. From pizzas and pastas to burgers and paninis, and from braised meats and rotisserie-cooked prime rib to the freshest fish, our chef has created a delicious menu that promises to delight you and your friends."

Aviara Community Park:

Aviara Community Park

6440 Ambrosia Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92011, US

"Saturday's BBQ hosted by Anonymous & Anonymous Anonymous. 5-ish PM - 8-ish PM AVIARA COMMUNITY PARK Aviara Community Park is located in central Carlsbad near the intersection of Poinsettia Avenue and Ambrosia Lane. The park offers a wide variety of active and passive play areas, and sport activities for all ages including soccer, basketball and softball. The park features an expansive children's tot lot, and is able to host family picnics and gatherings in one of our five covered and lighted picnic shelters."

Aviara Golf Course:

Four Seasons Resort Aviara - Aviara Golf Course - 7100 Four Seasons Point, Carlsbad, CA, 92011, USA

Four Seasons Resort Golf Course

Batiquitos Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92011, US

"Four Seasons Resort Aviara Golf Club Honoured in 2008 as Cond"

Torrey Pines Golf Course:

Torrey Pines Golf Course - Torrey Pines Golf Course - 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA, United States

Torrey Pines Golf Course

N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037, US

"Torrey Pines. The name itself stirs the imagination of golf enthusiasts all over the world. Situated atop cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California, golfers marvel at the views of the coastline and deep ravines. Nature lovers can spot wildlife and the famous Torrey Pines trees that are indigenous to the area. Located in La Jolla (pronounced "La Hoya"), California, Torrey Pines Golf Course offers two of the most picturesque championship 18-hole golf courses in the world. Torrey Pines is a well-known PGA Tour stop with the Buick Invitational held every February. Torrey Pines plays host to the 2008 U.S Open. It offers one of the largest on-course golf shops in the United States, expert instruction, tournaments, and advanced golf packages. History: Torrey Pines is long recognized as one of the nation's premier municipal golf facilities. It is a golfer's paradise, bounded by mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Fog, rain and wind often sweep the seaside courses that were designed by William Bell, Sr. in 1957. Prior to becoming golf courses, the land was Camp Callan, a naval training area. The Torrey Pines Tree is indigenous to this area and to Santa Rosa Island. The tree is distinguished by having clusters of five pine needles."

Carlsbad Crossing Golf Course:

The Crossings - Golf Course

Hidden Valley Rd
Carlsbad, CA, US

Naked Cafe:

Naked Cafe - Naked Cafe - 300 Carlsbad Village Drive #107a, Carlsbad, CA, United States

The Naked Cafe

300 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008, US

"One of our favorite Breakfast spots! Pancakes and French Toast Pancakes In The Buff Three pancakes stacked tall, garnished with a fruit, blackberry puree & powdered sugar 6.5 Blackberry Pancakes Three pancakes stuffed with blackberries, garnished witha fruit and blackberry puree 7 Blueberry Pancakes Three pancakes stuffed with blueberries, garnished with a fruit and blackberry puree 7 Banana Blackberry Pancakes Three pancakes with bananas and blackberries, garnished with seasonal fruit & blackberry puree 7 Morning Glory Pancakes Three pancakes with oats, almonds, raisins & fresh strawberries 7 Fuzzy Monkey Pancakes Three Pancakes with roasted grains and fresh bananas 7 Coconut French Toast Grilled with shredded coconut, topped with a fruit, puree & powdered sugar 7.5 Stuff in the Buff & Children's stuff One Egg 1.5 Two Eggs 2 Three Eggs 2.5 Four Eggs 2.5 Sub. Egg Whites 1.5 1 Pancake 2.75 Fresh Herb Bread 2.5 Coconut Bread 2.5 Herbed Potatoes 2.5 Black Beans 2.5 Brown Rice 2.5 Two Handmade Tortillas 1 Side Salad 4.5 Marinated Beef 3.5 Grilled Chicken 3 Smoked Turkey 3 2 Slices of Bacon 2 4 Slices of Bacon 3 Sliced Avocado 1.5 Add Cheese 1.5 Add Sour Cream 1.5 100% Maple Syrup 1.5 Steamed Broccoli 2.5 Steamed Zucchini 2.5 Carrots & Celery 2.5 The Naked Experience Sunrise Burritos Eggs scrambled with cheese, scallions and tomatoes wrapped in two tortillas served with black beans 8 Bare Necessities Scrambled eggs aside two Handmade tortillas, black beans, cheese, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro 7 Spuds in Lingerie Crisp potatoes with jalapenos, onions, tomatoes and covered in black beans, topped with avocado, 7.5 cheese, sour cream and salsa Sunrise Quesadilla Bacon, cheese, green onion, tomatoes, grilled between two tortilla served with black beans 7.5 Pesto & Artichoke Heart Quesadilla Pesto sauce, eggs, green onion, tomatoes and cheese grilled between two spinach tortillas served with black beans 8 Naked Herbed Roasted herbed potatoes, scrambled eggs, saut"

Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt:

Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt - Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt - 7150 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA, 92011, US

Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt

7150 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92011, US

"Anonymous's Leading All-time Favorite Place! She recommends all the flavors which are completely dead on! Dan loves his "Mini" size which honestly is just NOT enough in Anonymous's sweet tooth opinion!"

In and Out Burgers:

In-N-Out Burger - In and Out Burgers - 5950 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA, United States

In-N-Out Burger

5950 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008, US

"A Dan & Anonymous all-time favorite! We recommend the Double-Double! In 1948, the first In-N-Out Burger was founded by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park. Harry's idea of a drive-thru hamburger stand where customers could order through a two-way speaker box was quite unique. In that era, it was common to see carhops serving those who wanted to order food from their car. Harry's idea caught on and California's first drive-thru hamburger stand was born. The Snyder's business philosophy was simple: "Give customers the freshest, highest quality foods you can buy and provide them with friendly service in a sparkling clean environment." These principles have worked so well over the years that they are still the company's fundamental philosophy. Quality, freshness, and service were very important to Harry and Esther. Their sons, Guy and Rich, learned the business from the "ground floor". From an early age, Guy and Rich worked at In-N-Out, learning the principles that were to become the cornerstones of In-N-Out's philosophy. It was almost three years before a second In-N-Out was opened. By the time of Harry Snyder's death in 1976, there were only 18 drive-thru locations. Rich took over as President at the age of 24, and with Guy's help, established a commissary at the Baldwin Park Headquarters. This new facility allowed In-N-Out to have total quality control over all In-N-Out ingredients. In addition, they created the In-N-Out "University", where new managers are trained and the In-N-Out formula for success is consistently reinforced. While Rich was President, In-N-Out grew from those 18 locations in 1976 to 93 locations at the time of his death in 1993. Guy Snyder became Chairman of the Board and CEO in 1993. As Chairman of the Board, H. Guy Snyder, (the H. stands for Harry, named after his father) led In-N-Out into the future with continued expansion throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. Guy carried on the same tradition that was set in 1948 by his parents, stressing the same basic values that helped make In-N-Out so successful. While Guy was Chairman of the Board, In-N-Out grew from 93 locations to 140 at the time of his death in 1999. The atmosphere of enthusiasm for serving customers the freshest quality hamburgers and french fries can be seen all the way from the many store locations to the office Associates. Though times have changed, little has changed at In-N-Out. The menu-burgers, fries and drinks-is still the same basic menu customers have enjoyed since 1948. Everything is still made fresh to order. There are no microwaves or freezers. Customers may observe french fries being made from hand-diced, fresh, whole potatoes. And the shakes are made from real ice cream. There have been a few modifications in recent years. The original In-N-Out offered only drive-thru and walk up service. Most of the newer In-N-Out Burger locations provide indoor and outdoor seating. Aside from building improvements, though, In-N-Out has retained the basic traditions that have made it a favorite for over 50 years. In-N-Out remains privately owned and the Snyder family has no plans to take the company public or franchise any units. All Associates are treated like family. Many Associates have been with In-N-Out for over 20 years, some even worked with Harry and Esther in the early years. These relationships and the commitment to the company's philosophies continue to make In-N-Out a very special place to work."

Carlsbad State Beach aka Tamarack Beach:

Carlsbad State Beach aka Tamarack Beach - Carlsbad State Beach aka Tamarack Beach - Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad, CA, US

Carlsbad State Beach aka Tamarack Beach

Tamarack Ave
Carlsbad, CA, US

"Awesome Seawall for walking & running!"


Legoland California LLC - Legoland - 1 Lego Dr, Carlsbad, CA, USA


One Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008, US


The Argyle:

The Argyle - Four Seasons Resort - The Argyle - 7447 Batiquitos Dr, Carlsbad, CA, 92011

The Argyle - Four Seasons Resort

7447 Batiquitos Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92011, US

"During the day, the Argyle's golf clubhouse offers breakfast and lunch with light California specialties, including pastas, fresh seafood and a variety of salads and sandwiches. A children's menu is available. Argyle Steakhouse North San Diego"

Carlsbad Premium Outlets:

Carlsbad Outlet Mall - Carlsbad Premium Outlets - 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA, United States

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

5620 Paseo del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008, US

"90 OUTLET STORES Find impressive savings at Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Crate and Barrel, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger and more. North of downtown San Diego."

The Museum of Making Music:

The Museum of Making Music - The Museum of Making Music - 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA, 92008, US

The Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008, US

"What is the Museum of Making Music? The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California The Museum of Making Music - A Division of the NAMM Foundation Founded in 1998 under NAMM"

Seaworld Adventure Park:

Sea World - Seaworld Adventure Park - Sea World, San Diego, CA, US

Seaworld Adventure Park

500 Sea World Dr
San Diego, CA 92109-7904, US

"SeaWorld San Diego is one of the world's premier marine adventure parks with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters. More than 80 million visitors have explored the mysteries of the sea here, with up-close animal interactions and exhilarating thrills. And we hope to see you here soon."

The San Diego Zoo:

San Diego Zoo - The San Diego Zoo - 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA, USA

The San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101, US

"The 100-acre (40-hectare) Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park."

Petco Park:

Petco Park - Petco Park - 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA, USA

Petco Park Home of the San Diego Padres

100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101, US

"PETCO Park is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent, it celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of our region. Innovative design features evoke the timeless traditions of baseball in an intimate setting, with state-of-the-art fan amenities to suit every taste and budget. The natural stone and stucco exterior and lovely landscaping, including the Park at the Park beyond the outfield fence, make this the garden spot of baseball, with a relaxed yet dynamic atmosphere that reflects the San Diego lifestyle. Concourses are spacious, open and airy. Signature towers and terraces offer panoramic views of the Bay, the downtown skyline, Balboa Park and the mountains on the horizon of America"

Wild Animal Park:

San Diego Wild Animal Park - Wild Animal Park - 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA, USA

The San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027, US

"The Wild Animal Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens. Over half of the Park"

Quail Botanical Gardens:

The Quail Botanical Gardens - Quail Botanical Gardens - 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA, 92024, US

The Quail Botanical Gardens

230 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024, US

"Quail Botanical Gardens began as the 30-acre private estate of Charles and Ruth Larabee. The Larabee's landscaped the property around their modest home with exotic plants they collected during their worldwide travels, including cork oaks, palms, cycads, aloes, cacti, hibiscus and unusual subtropical fruit bearing plants and trees. As active Scout leaders, the couple sought to personally educate local young people about nature, using the estate's gardens as their teaching site. In the spirit of continuing public environmental education, Mrs. Larabee left her private residence and its grounds to the County of San Diego in 1957. Quail Botanical Gardens Foundation was formed three years later to preserve and support this remarkable garden. The county financially supported and managed the property for 32 years until the early 1990's when serious economic challenges drove county officials to seek alternatives. In 1993, a group of dedicated members of the Foundation signed a long-term lease from the County and privatized the Gardens as an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to actively participate in the conservation of rare, threatened and endangered plant species, to serve the botanical and horticultural needs of San Diego County and to exist as an urban retreat."

Torrey Pines State Reserve & Walking Trail:

Torrey Pines State Reserve - Torrey Pines State Reserve & Walking Trail - 10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA, United States

Torrey Pines State Reserve

N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037, US

"Welcome to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast! Because of the efforts and foresight of the people in this area, 2000 acres of land are as they were before San Diego was developed -with the chaparral plant community, the rare and elegant Torrey pine trees, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. One can imagine what California must have looked like to the early settlers, or to the Spanish explorers, or even to the first California residents here, the Kumeyaay people. There are 8 miles of trails, a visitor center, and guided nature walks on weekends and holidays. Torrey Pines is visited by travelers from all over the world and by local residents who come daily to rest at the stunning overlooks, walk a peaceful trail, or exercise in a clean, beautiful environment. Spend some time at this web site, then come spend some time at beautiful Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Special care has been taken to preserve it and keep it for now and forever. Trails of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Hikers are advised to bring and carry their own water on the trails, especially in the summertime. There are some water fountains near the road, but there is no place in the park to buy food or drink. Food and drink (other than water) are not permitted in the Reserve. Guy Fleming Trail -2/3 mile loop Easiest, relatively level, forested. nature markers. Diverse scenery, ocean vistas, sandstone formations. spring wildflowers, drinking water, parking. In winter you may see Gray Whales, and with luck, you may see bottlenose dolphins any time. More on the Guy Fleming Trail Parry Grove Trail - 1/2 mile loop Secluded, not too difficult but steep entry/exit (100 steps). Drought and Bark Beetle Infestation have devastated this grove, but it is recovering. Native plant garden at trailhead. More on Parry Grove Razor Point Trail - 2/3 mile to point Dramatic views of gorge, badlands, spring wildfowlers, fewer but more picturesque trees. Trail splits from Beach Trail 200 yards below restroom trailhead, and follows the Canyon of the Swifts toward the bluffs. Beach Trail- 3/4 mile to Flat Rock and beach Popular beach access. Least scenic trail. few trees, steep. Final beach entry very narrow and precipitous. Trailhead at restroom. If you plan to hike down and then walk back to the lower parking lot along the beach, remember to check the tides. Also, winter storms may remove much of the beach sand and walking can be difficult over cobbles and rocks for the 3/4 mile to the parking lot. Photo by Stephen Bowers High Point Trail - 100 yards Panoramic views of Reserve, ocean, lagoon, inland. Broken Hill Trail - Access to beach via north fork 1.2 miles; via south fort 1.3 miles Longest trail,. chaparral. few trees, scenic overlook of the "broken" hill. Combine this trail with Razor Point and Beach Trails for a 3-mile loop. return to top Discovery Trail - 1/2 mile loop"

Batiquitos Lagoon Trail:

Batiquitos Lagoon & Walking Trail - Batiquitos Lagoon Trail - Batiquitos Dr, Carlsbad, CA, 92011, US

Batiquitos Lagoon & Walking Trail

Batiquitos Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92011, US

"We LOVE walking the lagoon trail! Batiquitos Lagoon Batiquitos Lagoon is a coastal wetland north of San Diego between the cities of Carlsbad and Encinitas. It is one of the few remaining tidal wetlands on the southern California coast of the United States. The area is run by the California Department of Fish and Game as a nature reserve. The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and protection of Batiquitos Lagoon. The Foundation is involved in programs to educate the public in the values of this natural environment and the habitats it provides for birds, insects, plants, fish, mammals and benthic animals. The Lagoon Foundation is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Please take a look around our website to find out more about the lagoon and the foundation."

Del Mar Racetrack:

Del Mar Racetrack - Del Mar Racetrack - 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA, United States

Del Mar Race Track

Via de la Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014, US

""Where the Turf meets the Surf!" Del Mar Horse Racing History 1937 -- Bing Crosby is there to greet the first fan through the gate as Del Mar opens. 1938 -- The famous Seabiscuit-Ligaroti match race is held on August 12 and it draws 20,000 to the track and a nationwide radio audience. After a furious duel, Seabiscuit under George (The Iceman) Woolf and 130 pounds beats Ligaroti and Noel (Spec) Richardson at 115 by a nose. 1939 -- Roaming the Del Mar backstretch this year as neophyte trainers and grooms are Charlie Whittingham, Noble Threewitt, Dale Landers and Leonard Dorfman. 1940 -- Del Mar establishes itself as a playground for the stars. If you attend the meet this summer you might find yourself bumping into Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields, Paulette Goddard, Edgar Bergen, June Haver, Ann Miller, Don Ameche, Ava Gardner, Red Skelton and, of course, Bing Crosby and Pat O'Brien. 1941 -- Del Mar presents its longest meet to date--32 days--and draws average crowds of just over 7,500 daily. Ferril Zufelt (48 wins) is the top rider, F. S. Baker and Mozier Helm (13 wins each) are the top trainers and the R. C. Stable is the leading owner with $14,575 in purses. 1942-43-44 --Del Mar is 'dark' as the U.S. plunges into World War II. Initially, the grounds are used for training by the Marines, then as a manufacturing site for parts to B-17 bombers. 1945 -- The war ends and Del Mar begins again. When Japan surrenders, President Truman declares a national holiday for August 15 and 20,324 turn out at the track and bet a whopping $958,476, a Del Mar record. 1946 -- Indian Watch and War Allies deadheat for the win in the first running of the Bing Crosby Handicap. The six-furlong dash goes on to become the track's annual sprint championship and year after year draws the quickest in the west for speed battles deluxe. 1947 -- The Santa Fe Railroad brings both racehorses and bettors south to Del Mar to do their thing. Cheering the arrival of the "racetrack special" from Los Angeles becomes a popular tradition for the locals. 1948 -- A new crop of Hollywood types makes Del Mar the spot to be for summer frolic. Among the celebs who join in the turf and surf fun this year are Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Betty Grable, George Jessel, Mickey Rooney and Jimmy Durante. Durante becomes such a regular that the track eventually names its turf course in his honor. 1949 -- A young rider out of Texas sets a Del Mar record of 52 wins at the meet and becomes the first apprentice to claim the track's riding title. His name is William Lee Shoemaker, and his history and that of the track will become entwined hereafter. 1950 -- It's the "Kid" vs. the "Vet" at Del Mar as Bill Shoemaker and Johnny Longden go head-and-head all summer for the track's riding crown. In the end they finish in a tie with 60 wins each. 1951 -- Bandleader Harry James makes a blast with Big Noise, a colt he named for his famous trumpet. The juvenile captures the Del Mar Futurity with Ralph Neves in the irons. 1952 -- For the first time Del Mar's average daily crowd climbs into the five figure range when the 41-day meet draws 426,691, a daily average of 10,433. The average daily pari-mutuel handle for the year is $760,058. 1953 -- The track presents its richest stakes schedule thus far with 10 events worth $130,000 in added money. Leading rider Bill Shoemaker wins half of them, giving him five of the 93 added-money races he'll capture during his unparalleled Del Mar riding career. 1954 -- It's that Shoemaker fellow again, this time winning a remarkable 94 races during the meet's 41-day run, a Del Mar standard that may never be topped. Shoe teams up with trainer R. H. (Red) McAnonymous that year to nearly breakup the game at the seashore: McAnonymous saddles a record 47 winners, giving Shoemaker a leg-up on 42 of them. 1955 -- An Argentinean filly named Cipria wins a maiden race by a head on September 1 and rewards her backers with $263.40 for each $2 bet to win, a Del Mar record that still stands today. 1956 -- John Longden becomes the world's winningest rider--passing Sir Gordon Richards--when he boots home Arrogate in the Del Mar Handicap on September 3, Labor Day, for victory No. 4,871. 1957 -- The tough and versatile handicap horse How Now wins the six-furlong Bing Crosby Handicap and the nine-furlong Del Mar Handicap during the season. The two stakes wins are the first of five he'll accomplish at the track, a mark that has been tied (Flawlessly), but not surpassed in the track's history. 1958 -- Mr. and Mrs. Fred Turner, Jr.'s Tomy Lee wins the Del Mar Futurity by three lengths under Bill Shoemaker. The following year Shoe and the English-bred colt by Tudor Minstrel combine to capture the Kentucky Derby. 1959 -- The CTBA Selected Yearling Sales, now in its sixth summer at Del Mar, draws the get of such stallions as Royal Charger, Determine, Alibhai, Helioscope, Citation, Berseem and Imbros. One hundred and one head sell for a total of $613,000 as buyers look for the likes of such recent Del Mar yearling bargains as Lucky Mel, Old Pueblo, T.V. Lark and Silky Sullivan. 1960 -- Del Mar unveils its brand-new seven-eighths mile turf course with its unique diagonal chute that allows for mile and one-sixteenth and mile and one-eighth starts. The course is an instant success. 1961 -- Trainer Charles Whittingham saddles W.M. Ingram's Scotland for a victory in the Del Mar Handicap. It is the first of a record 73 stakes victories at the seaside course for the shiny-domed conditioner, who goes on to become one of the greatest handlers of horses the game has ever known. 1962 -- Crazy Kid, one of the fastest horses to ever come out of California, wins a division of the six-furlong Bing Crosby Handicap in a world's record 1:07 4/5. Later that summer he runs a mile and one-eighth in 1:47 3/5 to capture the Del Mar Handicap. 1963 -- It's a season for track records to tumble. Pirate Cove runs a mile in a rapid 1:33 3/5, a main-track mark that is to stand for the next 25 years. On the turf course, the teletimer can't keep up with the horses: Victory Beauty sets the standard at 7 1/2 furlongs with a time of 1:29 2/5; the same horse runs 1 1/16 miles in a record 1:43 2/5, and Puyallup establishes a new yardstick for 1 3/8 miles at 2:18 4/5. 1964 -- Del Mar presents its silver anniversary summer season at the course "where nobody's in a hurry but the horses." Racing secretary Barry Whitehead comes up with a stakes and purse distribution of $1,500,000, which averages out to about $35,000 in prize money for the 42 days. 1965 -- The sea breezes dance around some of the sport's biggest names in the winner's circle at Del Mar. The leading rider is William Hartack, he of the five Kentucky Derbies. The leading trainer is Farrell Jones, who is capturing the sixth of his record 11 turf and surf titles. And the top owner is Louis Rowan, the man who brought us Coursing, Ruken and Quicken Tree. 1966 -- In '66, a list of the track's top six riders and top six trainers looks like this: Riders--Donald Pierce, Alvaro Pineda, Jerry Lambert, Rudy Campas, Bobby Jennings and Mario Valenzuela; Trainers--Farrell Jones, J.L. Mosbacher, Clyde Turk, James Jordan, Riley Cofer and Dale Landers. 1967 -- Del Mar tries an experiment with a second meeting, running 42 days in the summer and 20 in the fall. The summer stand draws 10,028 a day, while the fall manages 4,173. On the pari-mutuel end, the summer portion does a daily take of $955,687, with the fall meet falling to $400,033. The experiment is not repeated. 1968 -- One of America's premier race callers, Harry Henson, takes up his summer post at the Del Mar mike for the first time, after making his local bow at the fall session in 1967. For the next 16 years his husky baritone massages the faithful at the horse heaven by the Pacific. 1969 -- Clement L. Hirsch's Figonero fires big in the lane to win the Del Mar Handicap over Triple Tux. The South American import's winning time for the mile and one-eighth--1:46 4/5--establishes a new world record. 1970 -- Bill Shoemaker boots home a filly named Dares J on September 7, 1970 at Del Mar and surpasses John Longden as the winningest rider of all time. Longden is there for the occasion and greets Shoe in the winner's circle after victory No. 6,033. 1971 -- For the only time in its history, the Del Mar Futurity is divided and the end results turn out to be quite similar. In the first division, favored MacArthur Park wins easily under Bill Shoemaker, while in the second half favored D.B. Carm also scores easily under Fernando Toro. Both colts run the seven and one-half furlongs on turf in 1:29 and take home $41,975. 1972 -- A young Midwestern horseman named Jack Van Berg ships Mongo's Pride to Del Mar and wins his first seaside stakes race in the Escondido Handicap. Van Berg goes on to saddle more than 6,000 winners, though he doesn't capture another stakes at Del Mar until Beyond Perfection scores in the 1990 Del Mar Debutante. 1973 -- Del Mar inaugurates the "Rocking Chair Derby," a gathering of former riders for a return to glory in one exhibition race each summer. Racing's answer to the "Old-Timers Game" draws eight soon-to-be-sore veterans: Ken Church, Dean Hall, Bill Harmatz, John Longden, Pete Moreno, Ralph Neves, George Taniguchi and Angel Valezuela. After the dust and nostalgia settle, Hall gets to ride the rocking chair in the winner's circle. 1974 -- Ambassador Maxwell Gluck's famous Elmendorf colors fly on top of the owners' roster at Del Mar as the top money maker at the session. Those same gold, blue and white silks lead the seashore parade for the next four summers, too. 1975 -- Show biz sparkles in the Del Mar winner's circle as movie producer Howard Koch and actor Telly Savalas get their charge Telly's Pop to win the Del Mar Futurity. Though visions of Derbies-to-come were not to be, on this sunny afternoon lollipops aplenty were raised in cheers by trackside star-gazers. 1976 -- "The Pirate" from Panama, Laffit Pincay, Jr., wins six races on opening day en route to 86 tallies and the first of his five Del Mar riding titles. During his exceptional summer stand, the muscular jockey also captures 12 stakes races, a record that still stands. 1977 -- Bing Crosby makes one final visit to the track he founded, then dies later that year of a heart attack. His memory lives on at Del Mar each summer, though, by virtue of lore, legend and his now famous rendition of "Where the Turf Meets the Surf." 1978 -- A trainer making the switch from quarter horses to thoroughbreds lets the racing world know he's for real when he cuts loose a flashy filly named Terlingua to capture the Del Mar Debutante. The trainer's name is D. Wayne Lukas and he goes on to rewrite racing history by building one of the winningest stables of all time. 1979 -- As the track completes its first decade under the control of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, attendance (17,449 per day) and handle ($2,696,598 per day) show a rise for the 10th straight year. 1980 -- Mary Lou Tuck strikes a blow for liberation when she pulls off a stakes double with the grey battler Go West Young Man. The trainer sends out her charger to capture both the Eddie Read and Del Mar handicaps, the biggest wins ever scored by a female conditioner in the history of the track to that point. 1981 -- A late-running grey horse carries rider Eddie Delahoussaye and trainer Edwin Gregson to the winner's circle following the finish of the Del Mar Futurity. The following spring Gato del Sol takes those two to the winner's circle again, this time in Kentucky's famed Run for the Roses. 1982 -- It's a winning year for juveniles at the track as Landaluce triumphs in the Del Mar Debutante for trainer D. Wayne Lukas and goes on to be named 2-year-old filly champion, while Roving Boy captures the Del Mar Futurity for trainer Joe Manzi and picks up an Eclipse as top 2-year-old colt. 1983 -- If you like to watch Eclipse Award winners run, Del Mar is the place to be this year. Althea (2-year-old filly champion) wins the Del Mar Debutante, then comes back to beat the boys in the Del Mar Futurity. Heartlight No. One (3-year-old filly champion) takes the Del Mar Oaks. Bates Motel (champion older horse) captures the San Diego 'Cap. And Chinook Pass (champion sprinter) is best in the Bing Crosby Handicap. 1984 -- Trevor Denman, the South African racing commentator whose colorful style changes the nature of race calling in the United States, takes command of the microphone on the Del Mar roof. Thereafter it's "And away they go." 1985 -- Del Mar completes an underground tunnel into its infield and fans flock to the center of the track for picnics, rays, Frisbee flings and close-up views of the thoroughbred action. It quickly becomes hard to believe that the infield hasn't been part of the track forever. 1986 -- Five turf marks and a like number of dirt standards are set by such good horses as: Turf--Hidden Light (Del Mar Oaks--1:47 4/5); Al Mamoon (Eddie Read H.--1:46 3/5); Aberuschka (Palomar H.--1:34 2/5). Dirt--Brave Raj (Sorrento S.--1:22 3/5); Hopeful Word (Cabrillo H.--1:46 2/5); Temperate Sil (Balboa S.--1:23). 1987 -- Bill Shoemaker and Charlie Whittingham team up for the third time to win the Del Mar Handicap, here with a horse named Swink. The tally is the 93rd and final stakes victory at Del Mar for Shoe, who goes out in style: Swink sets a track and stakes record of 2:13 4/5 for 11 grassy furlongs. 1988 -- The big names abound this summer: Gary Stevens wins his second straight seaside riding crown; Chris McCarron wins 10 stakes races; D. Wayne Lukas wins his third training title; Fred W. Hooper is the leading owner; Precisionist breaks a 25-year-old track standard with a mile in 1:33 1/5. If that isn't enough, Inter Track Wagering comes to the seashore and pushes daily handle ($6,749,971) and attendance (33,100) through the roof. 1989 -- Del Mar becomes the leading track in the country with a daily average handle of $7,320,623; Olympic Native sets a track record for seven panels (1:20 1/5) in winning the Pat O'Brien B. C. Handicap; and Bill Shoemaker goes out a winner for the 889th and final time in his very last ride at the seaside oval on September 10. 1990--Del Mar retains its hold as the nation's leading track with a daily average handle of $7,510,867. The track also announces plans for its richest race ever--the $1,000,000 Pacific Classic for 1991--and finalizes a program for the start of a new $80,000,000 grandstand following racing in '91. 1991 -- The hometown horse--John and Betty Mabee's Best Pal--zooms to an impressive tally in the $1,000,000 Pacific Classic as the lone 3-year-old in the powerhouse lineup for the inaugural edition of the track's richest and most prestigious race ever; Del Mar retains its place atop the nation's list in daily average handle ($7,806,430) and moves into the No. 1 spot for daily average attendance (37,072); and, with the close of racing on September 11, the wrecking ball lands on the old grandstand and the rebuilding begins. 1992 -- The "new" Del Mar--well, half of it, anyway--is unveiled, causing a striking juxtaposition of the track's past and future. This temporary arrangement, which features a rebuilt grandstand section alongside the old clubhouse and turf club, will last only for one year. Out on the track, Peter Wall's Missionary Ridge pulls off a major upset as the longest shot in the field in the second edition of the $1,000,000 Pacific Classic and Del Mar continues its reign as the nation's leader in both daily average handle ($7,699,259) and attendance (35,384). 1993 -- The "new" Del Mar, $80-million worth, is dedicated by Governor Pete Wilson. Trainer Bobby Frankel makes it two-for-three in the $1-million Pacific Classic with 505 Farms and Nahem's Bertrando, Laffit Pincay, Jr. wins the 8,000th race of his remarkable career and the track continues its run in the racing heavens with average handle ($8,122,609) and attendance (34,415). 1994 -- Del Mar leads the nation in daily average attendance (35,849) for the fourth straight year and reaches a new high in daily average handle at $9,603,271. Trainer Bobby Frankel continues his Pacific Classic dominance by registering his third score in the race, this time with Juddmonte Farms' Tinners Way. Owner Vern Winchell, trainer Ron McAnally and jockey Alex Solis pull off a nifty double when they capture the meet's top two juvenile events with Call Now (Del Mar Debutante) and On Target (Del Mar Futurity). 1995 -- With simulcasting pushing the envelope's edge even further out, the track takes yet another jump in the world of average daily handle ($11,263,896), while remaining atop the list for daily average attendance (33,150). In perhaps the most bizarre incident in Del Mar's history, a suicidal fan dashes onto the track and runs among a field of oncoming horses, somehow managing to avoid killing or injuring himself and the eight throroughbreds and their riders. Trainer Robert Frankel just won't let the Pacific Classic loose, as he wins it again with Tinners Way. And a rejuvenated Chris McCarron captures his fifth seaside riding title--but first in 11 years--by winning the last race on the last day of the meet. 1996 -- The track experiences its most exciting day ever when a record throng of 44,181 comes aboard to watch the mighty Cigar attempt to break Citation's 16-consecutive-wins mark in the sixth Pacific Classic. But the roar turns to a hush of disbelief as unheralded Dare And Go upsets the champ. Buoyed by the big day, Del Mar once more ranks among the cream of the game's crop--daily average attendance of 31,587 (1st nationally) and daily average handle of $11,677,827 (2nd nationally). Finally, on closing day, a young colt named Silver Charm wins the Del Mar Futurity, a signpost that points him out as something special, a point he furthers with an exciting Triple Crown run the next spring that comes up less than a length shy of glory. 1997 -- The track continues to do outstanding numbers--30,578 for daily average attendance (1st in nation) and a record $12,115,024 for daily average handle (2nd nationally)--amidst the surf and turf and fun and sun. The mighty Gentlemen puts his stamp of class on the Pacific Classic; trainer Bob Baffert fires nothing but bullets out of his barn; Kent Desormeaux announces he's back as a serious riding force on the Southern California scene; and Golden Eagle Farm wins the owners' title en route to an Eclipse Award season for John and Betty Mabee. 1998 -- Del Mar crowns a couple of new kings -- trainer Ron McAnally and rider Laffit Pincay, Jr. The former pulls the cinch on his 375th Del Mar winner, surpassing the long-held standard for most seaside victories set by Farrell Jones, while Pincay -- overcoming an injury that had him on the sidelines for most of the meet -- registered tally No. 890 to go past the shore oval's previous riding champ, Bill Shoemaker. The attendance and handle continue to ride high, while Mr. Triple Crown (Bob Baffert), Corey Nakatani and Golden Eagle Farm are respectively the best of the best in the trainer, jockey and owner ranks. The flashy grey/roan Free House collects the biggest prize of the season in taking the $1-million Pacific Classic. 1999"

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