Hovdey on Del Mar

By Jay Hovdey DRF.com DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2013) -- Never mind the fact that California racing will have one less racetrack and a whole new calendar beginning in 2014. There also will be two brand new courses over which a healthy amount of racing and training will take place. One of them is at Los Alamitos, where the five-furlong Quarter Horse track is being expanded to a mile for year-round training and Thoroughbred meets in the early summer and late fall. The other is at Del Mar, where the 53-year-old turf layout has been removed and replaced with a course 30 feet wider. http://www.drf.com/news/jay-hovdey-del-mar-planting-seed-breeders-cup-bid