Greetings from Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf!  We have a number of horses running down here, including The Final Roar who won two weeks ago.  This week is quiet, however Set Play, Our Superstar and Launch the Bull are all running the week of August 18.  We’re still waiting on our filly Touch Me Babe to make her first start as well.

Saturday I was blessed to host Michael and Catherine Luce and their son Bill.  Michael is President of Walters Golf and Catherine is on the Board of Opportunity Village.  They acquired "The Godfather’s Day at the Races" on silent auction at a charity event, so we got together at Del Mar for a day of horse racing action.  We started out at Peter Miller’s barn in the morning and watched horses work out from the grandstand.  After breakfast at "Daybreak Del Mar" we tried our luck with the poinies in the afternoon.  Sean Gerson graciously took us over to the starting gate for a race, then we went to the paddock to watch how horses get saddled just prior to a race.  Great folks, and a real blessing to meet them!

Monday I’ll be hosting 40 CIOs in the Bing Crosby Celebrity Suite.  Sponsored by NetScout and AT&T, it’s an opportunity for a few of my clients to meet their peers.  As the Godfather says, "always dig the well before you need a drink."

That’s it for Del Mar.  Best wishes and God bless!