all in The Life

Nominations for the 2017 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards can be submitted until Tuesday, Aug. 1, at midnight. This year, there will be six awards which will carry total prize money of $128,000, an increase of $13,000 over last year.

The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards reward the hard-working men and women of U.S. backstretches and breeding farms. Godolphin presents the awards to ensure the unsung heroes of the Thoroughbred industry receive the recognition they deserve for their commitment and contributions.

As high-class racing takes place at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, here's a list of some of the things to do in the San Diego area. Whether you’re here for a day, a week, or the entire meet, there’s plenty of things to to fill your time when you're not at the track.

1. Visit Downtown’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter

Summer racing means elegance from coast to coast. With the elite meets at Del Mar and Saratoga kicking off as well as Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In races running at Monmouth Park, Arlington International and beyond, you’ll want to look your best at the finest horse racing festivals in the nation. Complement your finest race day ensemble with the Longines PrimaLuna 26MM Stainless Steel/Gold 18K watch.

Featuring America’s Best Racing’s deep roster of talented contributors, including former ESPN SportsCenter weekend anchor now-turned radio personality Bram Weinstein, who serves as the host of “The Winner’s Circle”; Joe Kristufek, paddock analyst at fabled Churchill Downs; reporter Bonnie-Jill Laflin; and Dan Tordjman, “The Winner’s Circle”  presented by SB Nation Radio brings together these most accomplished racing insiders to share their knowledge, tips, insights, and opinions by offering a unique, weekly perspective of our sports landscape.

Jerry Bailey ended one of the greatest riding careers in the history of the sport when he retired at the start of the 2006 season. He won a record seven Eclipse Awards as the outstanding jockey in North America as part of a stunning rise that is documented in his autobiography, “Against the Odds: Riding for My Life,” which was co-authored by Tom Pedulla.

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