Del Mar Diaries: The Gate Keepers
Thousands of horse races are run each year, and most of them go off without a hitch. That’s largely due to the starting gate crew. Being a member of the gate crew requires a special touch with horses and other skills that the public rarely gets a chance to see.
In this edition of Del Mar Diaries, Ray Paulick and Scott Jagow go behind the scenes with the racetrack’s starting gate crew and its veteran leader, Gary Brinson.