President Trump, Delmar, Santa Anita Hollywood discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
But, but you know, I it's really is you know, that million dollar figure always puts you on the map bed, and we get some pretty good out here for it. And and Breeders Cup was a was the big deal. I mean, thank goodness crate for able, you know, hey, delusion. But I think it would we came out a lot better with him being rediscovered then actually they'll Mark because he made the eastern contingent. I think understand what Delmar was about. And and how how we could handle the Breeders Cup and seem to work pretty good when we had it here and coming back. So it'd be looking forward to it that was one of the most outstanding breeders cups. Of all time. I thought something that I waited for for many many years to have Breeders Cup at del. Mar. That was that was just awesome. Yeah. You know, well, the plant when we built redid this plant rebuilt the whole track and early nineties that was always kind of in the back of our minds was, you know, let's build this place where where the high end, can, you know, utilize it on those kind of days, and and so it lend itself to Breeders Cup with. We purposely kept the crowd down, you know, to under forty thousand just so people would be able to move around easier and do that, but we had so many high end spots that the price points were certainly the made it the most successful financial Cup ever. So that was they like that we like that and everybody discovered San Diego del mar. So I think look forward to coming back. Joe you touched on the early days in being around the cinema. Folks. Did we were you always thinking? That at one point in your life. You were going to be involved in racing in some capacity or was there a time when you said, you know, what maybe I want to do something a little bit different. Well, I think yeah. I think those early days. You know, being on the set and everything, and I thought, gee, this acting thing might be kind of fun. My first real job other than than chaining out stalls at the family ranch was was delivering the mail them Jim studios, which which opened my eyes to a lot of business hit. No. But I think that you know, we always had horses. My mom read them race them. She was the first female president of the breeders association, and she was dynamic person in the sport. And I think, you know, seeing her and and the the fund she had and and I kinda got me toward it. I was always out at the track as a kid, and I remember is a little boy sitting her outside the stable gate at Hollywood park. Now, we didn't go in right away. I said why don't we go in because the sun isn't up yet. And they wouldn't let women in the backstretch until the sun came up. Yeah. Yeah. Good old days, right? So I mean, if things like that that just you know, what she went through, and how she did it, and she was such a great role model for me and about figured, you know, if she can have this much fun and enjoyment out of maybe ought to give it a try, then you'll burn them straight. You know, cameraman producer of many TV shows involving racing came along and offered me a job. And and I said, oh, okay. So that kind of got me working town to. During the nineteen sixty sixty seven racing season was the first year that I actually had a job at racetrack. And it was fun. It was you know, Santa Anita Hollywood and del mar. And that's that was a circuit. We were on is camera guy. And you know, I was hooked..