Tag Archives: Hank Wesch

Horse Lovers and Wagerers

September 2, 2011

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Del Mar Racetrack’s 2011 season closing day is just around the corner, but you can still enjoy the good times in Hank Wesch’s book Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf (History Press, 2011). Best Pal was born in 1988 about thirty miles from the Del Mar track at the Golden Eagle Farm, in Ramona, […]

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Del Mar Opener

July 17, 2011

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Retirement didn’t keep Hank Wesch, author of Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf, from the turf for long. He recently joined the PR staff of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and will be providing notes and quotes from the back stretch throughout the summer meet. The Del Mar season kicks off Wednesday, July […]

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Interview with Hank Wesch, Author of Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf

June 20, 2011

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From the book: “Del Mar has, as much as any track in North America and a lot more than most, exhibited the ability to advance with the times while being true to its colorful-from-the-start beginnings. To stay cool and comfortable in its own skin according to the style personified by track co-founder Bing Crosby in […]

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The History Press announces first California book

June 17, 2011

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The History Press is proud to announce its debut California book Del Mar: Where the Turf Meets the Surf by Hank Wesch. For nearly seventy-five years, summertime at Del Mar Racetrack has been a place for fun and entertainment—a place, as Eddie Read said, “where nobody’s in a hurry but the horses.” Since its founding […]

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