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Food: Where the Turf Meets the Surf

Summer is synonymous with the word vacation. Most of us dream of romantic walks on a tropical beach, umbrella cocktails or maybe just hiding away with a great book. The months of July through August in Del Mar, California, spell out quite a different experience for about a million spectators and dozens of the most finely tuned athletes in the world.

I am not talking about pre-season football or the incredibly talented surfers that blanket the coast of southern California all year long. No, the athletes I am referring to have four legs and a tail. They are a very specific breed of horse known as the thoroughbred.

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