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Horsepark is at the ready as an evacuation site for large animals

Released: November 13, 2018


DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) – In the event of wildfires in San Diego County, the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Horsepark facility will become an evacuation site for large animals. Horsepark is located at 14550 El Camino Real and is equipped to handle up to 600 animals.

During last year’s Lilac Fire in early December 2017, more than 850 horses and other large animals including goats, pigs and llamas were rescued from the fires and brought to the Fairgrounds during evacuation efforts. Approximately 400 of the horses were thoroughbreds from the fire-damaged San Luis Rey Training Center.replika óra They called the Del Mar Fairgrounds home for the winter while their stables were being rebuilt.

The Del Mar Fairgrounds also served the community as a fire evacuation site during wildfires in 2003, 2007 and 2014. Our commitment to providing a safe haven for horses, livestock and members of the San Diego community during times of crisis is an essential component of the mission of the Fairgrounds.


The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces three events each year: the San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California.replika óra webáruház For more information about the 2019 San Diego County Fair, visit For general Del Mar Fairgrounds information, visit

For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
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