Archives for July, 2008

Del Mar!

Wednesday July 16 is Opening Day at Del Mar!  Sand, sea and 70 degree temperatures make this the Godfather’s favorite race track.   Beats the heck out of 110 in Las Vegas and "hot and humid" in Oklahoma.  Remember, the worst day at Del Mar…is better than the best day working.

Gerson Racing has several two and three year old race horses on edge for Del Mar, including stakes winner Set Play and future superstars Launch The Bull and Touch Me Babe.  The Godfather has secured the sacred parking pass and plans to be "in the house" throughout July and August.  Note to self – remember to bring trainer Peter Miller some cigars!

The Godfather will host two events during the Del Mar season.  In July we’ll be be at the San Diego Yacht Club for a "Sit Down".  Guest list is executives, entrepreneurs and celebrities.  My good friend Steven Cantrell (won the America’s Cup) is hosting, and Barona Valley Ranch Resort and CareerBuilder are sponsoring.  Translation – free food and open bar!  In August we’ll have the Bing Crosby Suite for a CIO Mixer.  Forty CIOs will be on hand to meet their peers and learn way more than they ever wanted to know about horse racing.  This event is sponsored by NetScout Systems and AT&T.

See you at Del Mar!

God Bless America

July 4 (Independence Day ) holds special meaning for me. My Dad fought at Normandy and participated in D-Day. He was one of the paratroopers dropped on the wrong side of the lines, and had to fight his way back to "the good guys". Despite our challenges, America is still the greatest country in the world. 

And there would be no United States of America without our armed forces. My prayers are with them this holiday weekend.  If you previously served in the military – thank you for your service.  This is truly the land of the free and home of the brave.

Have a glorious July 4, and God bless America.