Known as the track “Where the Surf Meets the Turf” Del Mar is something special for horse racing players. The Del mar race track will have a new look during their 68th summer horse betting season. The Del mar race track will have a $9 million Polytrack on the main Del mar race track.
"This is the best surface that you can possibly install anywhere in the world," said trainer Gary Mandella. "We're very lucky the management team here had the foresight to not cheap out and put something else in," said Mandella. "They put the best track available in the world, for really, what is the best racing in the world." The top layer of the Polytrack Del mar race track surface is 7 inches thick and is a mixture of sand, carpet fibers, ground-up rubber and spandex, all coated in wax. The material of the Del mar race track doesn't stick to the horses' hooves and it also helps the environment.
The Del mar race track horse betting meet has a lot of great turf racing scheduled as well. The seven-furlong Del Mar Futurity is run on the Del mar race track on closing day, Sept. 5th. The seven-furlong Del Mar Debutante on the Del mar race track for fillies will be run on Labor Day. More horse betting excitement should happen when Lava Man runs in the Pacific Classic on Aug. 19th at the Del mar race track.
More news from the Del mar race track has a new feature called Trakus, a system that electronically follows the horses on the Del mar race track and presents different animated views of their progress on the track’s infield video board. All horses will carry a transmitter in their saddle clothes so their exact location can be followed on the Del mar race track and displayed on two large screens, one offering an animated horse race and the other a numbered “chicklet” version. The Trakus system uses real-time, in-motion graphics at the Del mar race track. The Trakus system also will be a part of the presentation for Del mar race track simulcasting for horse betting fans and on in-house, closed-circuit Trakus TV. The new system should provide fans and bettors another way to get involved in horse betting and a great way to keep track of their horses throughout the day.
For many horse racing fans the Del Mar meet is extremely exciting. It provides great horse racing action during the long summer months and also provides great scenery for those that watch the horse races. If you are looking for exciting horse racing action then there is no better place in the world to bet the horses than at Del Mar.