Bing Crosby won’t be singing on Mondays

If the Del Mar Throoughbred Club has its way, the track will be dark both Mondays and Tuesdays this upcoming summer because of a shortage in the horse population. According to the Daily Racing Form, vice president Craig Fravel said Del Mar will ask the CHRB for a 37-day meet rather than a normal 43-day meet so it can follow the traditional Wednesday-through-Sunday racing schedule rather than its usual Wednesday through Monday.
The only Monday racing day would be Labor Day, Sept. 7, and the track would have nine races on Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 on Sundays. If the horse population is better than expected, the track might card nine races on Thursdays as well.
Del Mar is hoping that less is better, and I think it’s a step in the right direction. There is too much horse racing, plain and simple. I just hope they don’t start having 11 races on weekends to make up for it. That’s too many.

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