Del Mar resident Drew Brees is no stranger to one of the city’s
biggest cultural assets, the track and the annual thoroughbred race
The former Chargers now New Orleans Saints quarterback has graced the
winners circle to present trophies and been interviewed about the track
and the sport several times in recent years.
His most recent visit: Sunday, when Brees, his wife and sons toured
briefly accompanied by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club CEO and President Joe
Harper and Pamplemousse Grill co-owner Jeffrey Strauss.
Harper was on hand to thank Brees for being a part of the DMTC video
presentation to the Breeders’ Cup in its bid to become a future host
site for racing’s fall championship event.
That the group wound up at the stable of trainer Mike Puype was no
coincidence. Brees is one of a dozen members of the Donkey Island
partnership group formed by Strauss and shares in seven or eight horses.