TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar Racetrack preview

DEL MAR (KUSI) – The TVG Pacific Classic is an American Thoroughbred horse race for runners aged 3-year-old or up run at the classic American distance of a mile and a quarter (10 furlongs, 2 km). It is run each year in August at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California, and the Grade 1 race has become one of the top prizes for older horses racing in the United States each year.

First run in 1991, the Pacific Classic offers a purse of $1-million and is the premier event of the season at one of the nation’s premier race meetings conducted for seven weeks each year at the seaside racing plant just north of San Diego.

Joe Harper, President and CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the race.

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