TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar: Posts, Odds, Festivities
TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar: Posts, Odds, Festivities: This Saturday, August 22, Del Mar will be host the Grade I TVG Pacific Classic. It is one of the biggest races closing the summer season and offers a $1,000,000 purse. The race is for three-year-olds and up and is run at a distance of 1¼ miles. The 2015 TVG Pacific Classic is the ninth race of the day and draws ten phenomenal contenders including Bayern at 6-1, Beholder 5-2 and Hoppertunity 5-1. Del Mar will also offer plenty of other entertainment for the day to give patrons a full day of fun and excitement.
For early risers, Del Mar offers Daybreak at Del Mar where patrons can enjoy breakfast in the Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant from 7:30 to 9:30 while watching the morning workouts. Guests can dine outside or inside and can learn from Jeff Bloom, a former jockey and event announcer who will be available for questions and racing tips. There is no charge for admission, but there is a $10 parking fee that can be deducted from the price of a $25 or more bill in breakfast purchases. For a look at the menu, visit www.dmtc.com.
Del Mar also offers a Newcomer’s Seminar daily one hour before the first race. It is held at the Plaza de Mexico, and racegoers are given an introduction to horse racing and information about understanding odds, handicapping methods, and more.
At 12:45 p.m. in the Seaside Terrace, there is a Weekend Handicapping Seminar. This seminar features a special guest speaker who will go over the day’s race card and will last between 30 and 45 minutes.
Del Mar will also be hosting Family Weekend from 1:00 to 6:00 in the evening at the Infield. Family Weekend caters to all ages and has a multitude of activities, including pony rides, inflatable games and rides, a magic show and game zone, jockey stilt walkers, a giant scramble slide and obstacle course, the Del Mar Mascot “Pony Boy,” face painters, and a caricature artist. The cost is $5 per adult and $1 per child and includes admission, a program, table seating, and TV viewing.
As summer and the summer racing season come to a close, it is the perfect time to bring out your most fashionable summer-to-fall transition pieces. This late in the summer season it may not feel quite right to bring out summer staples like eyelet or all white, but it still isn’t quite time to go full-on in a fall trend. The perfect transition piece is cornflower blue in a crisp menswear piece. The color is still light and summery enough, but it is also a classic all-season staple. Wearing the color in menswear-inspired style gives the perfect nod to fall as well. Try a simple button-up oxford shirt or even wear the color head to toe in a structured dress. The color mimics denim and chambray but is not quite as heavy.
Your cornflower blue look is the perfect way to celebrate a great day at Del Mar for the 2015 TVG Pacific Classic and to transition your style from summer into fall.
Beholder Faces Distance Question in Pacific Classic
TVG Pacific Classic Post Positions & Odds
Race 9 6:10 PM PT
1 Class Leader 15-1 Smith/Sadler
2 Bailoutbobby 20-1 Graham/O’Neill
3 Bayern 6-1 Bejarano/Baffert
4 Hard Aces 5-1 Espinoza/Sadler
5 Red Vine 6-1 Rosario/Clement
6 Imperative 12-1 Nakatani/Baltas
7 Catch a Flight 9-2 Prat/Mandella
8 Hoppertunity 5-1 Garcia/Baffert
9 Beholder 5-2 Stevens/Mandella
10 Midnight Storm 7-1 Baze/D’Amato