Track Stars

| August 21, 2012 | Parties

THE PARTY It was off to the races as a record-setting 47,339 people flocked to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for opening day, a proper kickoff to the track’s 75th anniversary year. THE PLAYERS Celeb sightings included David Arquette, Laura Prepon, Bo Derek, Cheryl Burke, Natasha Henstridge, Drew Brees, Bode Miller, Shawn Merriman, Kiptyn Locke and Tenley Molzahn. THE SCENE Brimming with hat-wearing race enthusiasts, pastel-clad ladies and gents sporting bow ties, the track was elbow room only. Unruffled, the crowd sipped the afternoon’s signature Del Margarita and took in the action: the ponies and the people-watching! After the races, the droves migrated to the night’s after-parties, including the poolside bash at L’Auberge Del Mar, the live band-backed Flavor Del Mar party and Club M’s mint-julep-fueled soirĂ©e at The Grand Del Mar. BEST IN SHOW Jockey Chantal Sutherland, the track’s new poster girl, picked up the first win of the day riding Miss California. Hollywood couldn’t have written it any better! Photography by Benoit Photo, Ivan Feerman, Brett Siegel



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