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"And they’re off" - Del Mar Thoroughbred Club still packs them In

eTN Staff Writer  Aug 17, 2009, a popular source for on-line vacation and timeshare condominium rentals, reports that despite the popularity of the Del Mar Race Track just north of San Diego, there is an abundance of reasonably-priced accommodations in the area.

“Usually accommodations are very limited in Del Mar or La Jolla during the meet, but this year seems to be an exception,” said Sherri Weeks, general manager of

Attracting horse racing fans since 1937, when it was built and sponsored by Hollywood greats, Del Mar is the only town in San Diego County with a world-class thoroughbred horse-racing track. The theme song, warbled by Bing Crosby claims it is "where the turf meets the surf.” The view of the Pacific Ocean and cache of the area have made the track one of southern California’s most exciting attractions.

The 350 historic acres got its start when local rancher and horse enthusiast Bing Crosby was asked to organize a meet at Del Mar. He approached the Del Mar Fairgrounds to make a deal with them to build a grandstand, and the rest is Hollywood history. Since then, it has become one of the world’s most famous race tracks and has entertained stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Mickey Rooney, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Jimmy Durante, Dorothy Lamour, Red Skelton, Paulette Goddard, and Ava Gardner, as well as many current actors, politicians, and celebrities.

According to Sherri Weeks: “Two of our most popular and most elegant resort accommodations are the award-winning L'Auberge Del Mar and Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in Del Mar, California and La Estancia, located just up the coast in La Jolla. They are particularly vibrant when the track is running (through mid-September).” has special nightly rates from US$199, as well as package deals, which, comparatively speaking, is a real value this time of year.
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"And they’re off" - Del Mar Thoroughbred Club still packs them In
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