Del Mar Spruces Up for Breeders’ Cup

By Jay Hovdey,
DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2017) -- Denny Sparks stood at the mouth of the long, bare expanse running between the barns located a few steps from the back door of the Del Mar stable office. It was Monday morning, one week before the track would be open for training in anticipation of the first Breeders’ Cup to be presented at the seaside track, and preparations were starting to get serious.