Del Mar Opening Day 2012

Images from the 75th opening day at Del Mar.

Welcome to the 75th Year of Racing at Del Mar

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Hats, shades, and drinks, necessary accessories at Del Mar.

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Del Mar Fashions

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come in many shapes and styles.

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Jockey David Flores, front, and Chantal Sutherland (black silks) lead fellow riders to the paddock before the races for their annual 'class' photo.

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Birds of a feather…

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Heading to the post for the first race.

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And They're Off!

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Head starter John Lopez, sends the first race field on its way,

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to the approval of the crowd.

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Miss California and Chantal Sutherland take the first race on Opening Day.

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Chantal Sutherland is all smiles after winning the first race.

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The splendid colors of Del Mar.

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Heading for home in the first division of the Oceanside Stakes.

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A well-timed ride by Rafael Bejarano got Midnight Crooner to the line first.

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Midnight Crooner and Rafael Bejarano, winners of the first division of the Oceanside.

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Arnold and Ellen Zetcher, owners of Midnight Crooner, greet jockey Rafael Bejarano, after the Oceanside.

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In the Winner's Circle for the First Division of the Oceanside.

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My Best Brother held off Tones to take the Second Division of the Oceanside.

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My Best Brother and Tones together at the finish of the Oceanside.

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New stakes winner My Best Brother.

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Trainer Julio Canani and jockey Martin Garcia celebrate their Oceanside win.

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Happy faces in the Winner's Circle after My Best Brother's victory.

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It's nice to be back at Del Mar.

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