All Bets on Burlap

On July 19th the San Diego Polo Club hit the town again, and this time to attend All Bets on Burlap, a charity event supporting The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER). CANTER is a national charity, with their California chapter opening in 2008. They provide retiring thoroughbred racehorses with opportunities for new careers through rehab, retraining and rehoming. They offer free web listings for thoroughbred horses who are retiring from racing and they also take donated horses into their adoption program, where they are given rehabilitation (if needed) and training before being adopted out to approved homes. 

Crowds gathered around the Koi Pond to hear the winners of the silent auction. 
Silent Auction Tables. One of the featured items was a table in our VIP tent. 
The event was hosted at Chef Brian Malarkey’s latest experiment in social dining, Burlap, a hip new 8,000 square foot restaurant and lounge in Del Mar serving “Asian Cowboy” cuisine. 
Turkish Lamps adorn the outside bar. 

The event was a huge success and attendees had the opportunity to socialize with top jockeys and trainers  like Mike Smith, Aaron Gryder, Chantel Sutherland, Joe Talamo, and Tyler Baze, while they had a first tasting of Burlap’s exotic menu which included: squid, chicken satay, Korean Kowboy style ribs, shrimp & grits, sweet potato fries, red chili rock shrimp and many other mouth watering dishes!

Sarah Sargant of CANTER and A Day of Elegance, Jockey Mike Smith and Chef Brian Malarkey 
Asian Cowboy themed Squid! One of the many delicious plates of food party goers snacked on.
Between tickets sales and silent auction raffle items, CANTER was able to raise $8,000 to support thoroughbred retirement and retraining. The San Diego Polo Club was proud to sponsor and attend this worthwhile charity event!

Our intern, Julia McCann, Marketing Manager, Vanessa Shapiro and Creative Director Lindsey Chronert came out to support CANTER. 

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