As the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 72nd horse racing season gets under way July 20 area businesses are anticipating an economic boost from racetrack visitors that last year surpassed 660,000. Attendees wagered $448.9 million in 2010.

As the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 72nd horse racing season gets under way July 20 area businesses are anticipating an economic boost from racetrack visitors that last year surpassed 660,000. Attendees wagered $448.9 million in 2010. Photo by Photo courtesy of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

DEL MAR RACETRACK

Race operator: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Opened: 1937.

2010 attendance: 662,521.

2010 bets placed: $448.9 million.

Regional economic impact: $125 million to $135 million.

2011 season: Runs from July 20 through Sept. 7.

Preparing for the 72nd season of horse racing at Del Mar Fairgrounds, which begins July 20 and runs through Sept...

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