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Del Mar Race Track's Inaugural Bing Crosby Season Debuted on November 7, 2014 - Old Hollywood Style Met Southern California Cool

By G. Ozeri and CAM

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Del Mar Race Track's Inaugural Bing Crosby Season Debuted on November 7, 2014, Old Hollywood style Met Southern California Cool

What happens when a renowned magazine publisher, award-winner photographer, supermodel and Hollywood producer/manager decide it's time to take a road trip to the most iconic Horse Racing shrine in the country? We call it a "REALLY GOOD" Friday.

Gisele "Shooter Diva", awarding winning EOTM 2013 Photographer of the Year, Hands On Pr, Janey Westbury, Supermodel/Actress, Lawrence Davis, Publisher, Editor in Chief Splash Magazines attending 2014 Inaugural Bing Cosby Debut at Del Mar Race Track November 7, photos by Gisele "Shooter Diva" Partyby5

For the first time in its long and illustrious history, the legendary Del Mar seaside track hosted its inaugural Bing Crosby Season November 7th. It was everything it should have been and more. For those of you not familiar with the sport of kings, Racing in November in Del Mar, California is a big deal and where The Surf Meets The Turf!

When Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Pat O'Brien  and their Hollywood buddies opened the track, the preferred method of transportation to get to Del mar from Los Angeles was the Train. On this day we chose the "modern route..." the 405 to the 5 freeway... it was a breeze. Along the way, we traveled courtesy of an amazing four mile motorcycle motorcade...Happy Birthday Marines. Semper Fi.

Upon arrival, Splash Magazine Publisher and Editor-In-Chief Lawrence Davis. Myself (Shooter Diva Gisele), Supermodel Janey Westbury and Producer/Manager CAM immediately recognized we were in for an epic day.

It's all about the Hats! From grandma’s attic to the Madd Hatter in your imagination, for over 75 years women have been dawning the most fascinating and eccentric hats at Del Mar Race Track.

Shooter Diva wearing KD Luxe Jewelry "Gisele Gatsby" Collection, Varga Vintage Collection "Not So Shy Dress - Black", Varga Gloves, Varga Belt, Hair styled by Nina Jo, Celebrity Hair Stylist

This NEW season pays tribute to the glamour and excitement of the 1930s when Hollywood icon Bing Crosby founded the track with some of his celebrity pals. It kicked off with a Gatsby-style, Opening Day party.

In an amazing coincidence, we bumped into our close personal friends Lucy Riccardo and Miss Marilyn Monroe. The wacky red-head immediately noticed that I (the Shooter Diva) was sporting a "Jacque Marcel" hat. Miss Marilyn was in good spirits. Even Clark Gable seemed to be having a good time.

After photos were snapped for the “Old Hollywood Fashion Contest" -- with awards being given for Best Dressed Couple, Best Old Hollywood and Best Celebrity Lookalike -- we all made our way to the paddock area to take a look at what Race 1 held in store.

As I caught a glimpse of all these magnificent athletes, Wild Caroline #5 and I made eye contact! Never having placed a wager on a Horse Racing event, I was nervous, excited and thrilled to be a part of this history making Bing Crosby Season at Del Mar.

We all placed our bets. I made my first-ever wager and we moved onto the Turf Club where our Finish Line situated table was the place to be.

With an amazing stretch run, Wild Caroline was a winner... my first bet, my first win. Proving I'm not really a gambler, I quit betting while I was ahead and went out with positive cash flow. After the win(s) - Lawrence had several - the Vodka Julips was were tasting better and better. We mingled with Del Mar's finest, hit the press room and Sky Boxes  and continued our winning streak. That's our story and we're sticking to it!

Remember those candid photos we took with Marilyn and Lucy? Here's something even Bing and his movie-star running buddies could never have of accomplished in 1930... Within an hour of those photos being snapped, the entire grandstand and Del Mar Race Track enjoyed our encounter on the enormous Video scoreboard/screen. Better That if You Can!

Splash Magazine Crew on The "Jumbotron" Video Screen

Don't miss the Inaugural Bing Crosby Season this November at Del Mar with four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances.

The Bing Crosby Season will run a total of 15 racing days and primarily Thursday through Sunday with an earlier daily post time of 12 p.m. on weekends and 12:30 p.m. on weekdays. Thanksgiving Day, November 27, post moves to 11 a.m.
The Splash Magazine/Shooter Diva Del Mar Fashion Contest Winners are (my picks):

 And Away They Go!

Photo credits: Gisele "Shooter Diva"/Partyby5, #AndAwayTheyGo, #DMTC, @DelmarRacing, @paparazzicomedy, @shooterdiva Click the link to FACEBOOK PHOTOS and TAG yourself on Partyby5 For commecial use PRPhotos

Published on Nov 08, 2014

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