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Thoroughbred Club Opening Day 2006 - Page 1
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July 22nd, 2006
The Social Diary Columnist & Photographer
The Del Mar Race
Track Opening Day started off sizzling July 19th, 2006, and it
wasn't the heat. It was the fun, fashionable and the famous. Marge
Durante was at her table by the finishing line as always. It's
been that way since 1945. The only difference is her sweetheart,
Jimmy Durante watches the races from heaven now.
And heavenly were
some of the fashions. Madeleine Pickens was there fresh as a Spring
Day in Paris. Madeleine doesn't just love the horses though. Madeleine
loves the races, but told The Social Diary
she was keen on seeing that race horses have a good life to go
on to after their career on the track is over too. You might recall
that Madeleine and her husband T. Boone Pickens gave quite a few
million to rescue Hurricane Katrina pets to the Helen Woodward
And there were more
fashion plates. Mille Fleurs owners Denise and Bertrand Hug were
there. Bertrand wore a Mediterranean blue suit. Denise was black
and white themed from strapless dress to chapeau and read all
over by the crowd. Stunning as always.
the Southern belle behind the La Jolla Debutante Bal,l came in
a freshly flowered millinery that originated in London, and was
especially flowered by Adelaide's of La Jolla. In fact, Phyliss
brought two chapeaux because it was such a hard choice to pick
between the two. Phyllis' husband John admired both spectacular
hats. By the by, Phyliss is a frequent winner of the hat contest
for most glamorous with good reason. She is, well, glamorous.
Before the gates
opened, KUSI's 'Style Guy' Leonard Simpson (in Armani suit and
Elizabeth Gage jewelry) was on the scene showering fun style comments
on a parade of guests. Mary Ellen was a standout as always in
an Aimee Fuller necklace and violet chapeau. Daran Grimm and her
girls Darah and Danica always cause a flurry. Long legs, couture,
dressed to a "T."
Scott Johnston, looked
thoroughbred correct in Ralph Lauren Polo and Ascot Shop of La
Jolla choices. His leading lady chose vintage Calvin Klein and
a Peter Bettley chapeau from London.
Julie Mayer of the
San Diego Polo
Club was there with her family. She just can't
get enough of the horses. Her family dates back to the days when
her relative Willis M. Allen revved up the San Diego scene with
polo tournaments.... on La Jolla Shores beach!
Joe Harper, the President
of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was there of course. In fact
he was everywhere. Joe was giving interviews all morning, in the
midst of greeting racing friends. Joe agreed it was a perfect
day, with a light breeze.
Diana Cavagnaro, the stylish
owner of Designer Millinery aka www.aheadproductions.com,
was there too. And so was Wanda and Fred Kaufman, Valerie and
Lennie Recabaren, Valerie and Harry Cooper, KUSI's Dave Scott,
Susan Kazmarek and Craig Biddick, and Michaela Lawrence. Michaela
wore basic black with some outstanding and colorful David Webb
Jeanette Amen was also there
and so was fashionable Lynelle Lynch, Cindy and Tom Warwick, Sook
and Ron Hansen, and Dianne and Jim Bashor. Jim Bashor wasn't the
only one admiring Dianne's very detailed and sunny yellow couture
suit and chapeau from London.
Susan and Craig McClellan
were there enjoying lunch and the races and so were Jenny and
Sid Craig, Emma and Leo Zuckerman, and Edith and Max Ricketts.
On the working side. No one
works harder or has more clout than Jimmy the Maitre 'D. He makes
your table reservation happen, and he does it with panache. Now
if he could only give us the inside tips on the horses.
Don't miss out on the winning
fun at the Del Mar Race
Track. There are many social events for family
and adults throughout the season including breakfasts, evening
music parties and more. And remember, the Del
Mar Race Track, "cool as ever!"
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