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The Ins and Outs of Horseracing

Alan Mindell

July or August is a great time to acquire a deeper knowledge of what goes into the sport of horse racing, other than picking a horse. This lecture will provide information on many aspects of the business including:

— the various types of horse races

— how to claim a racehorse

— what expenses are involved

— can owning a racehorse be a good investment?

— what happens to racehorses after they can no longer race?

— what entities benefit from horse racing?

— how does one get into racehorse breeding? This lecture serves as a prelude to the early-morning Osher tour of the Del Mar racetrack during pre-race workouts on Saturday, July 29.

Instructor: Alan Mindell has owned and bred racehorses for more than 30 years. His horses have competed at such notable tracks as Del Mar, Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, Arlington Park, and Golden Gate Fields. He has written a novel,The B Team, about horse racing and specifically about a one-eyed horse that races in the Kentucky Derby.

Coordinator: Steve Clarey and Carol Roberts

Course Number: OSHR-70109   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
07/11/2017 In-class 125125 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla