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Joe Harper and Paul Peterson. Courtesy DMTV. 
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Viewers of Del Mar Television may be familiar with Paul Peterson’s “Showjumping Unplugged!,” a production showcasing equestrian events around San Diego started 10 years ago by Paul and his wife Tamara with one camera and a dream. ESMI Productions evolved and now produces shows all over the country and abroad. Now Paul and Tamara have given a new spin to Opening Day at the Del Mar Races and a look behind the scenes of the Thoroughbred Club in their video “Joe.”

Many Del Mar residents are familiar with Joe Harper, President of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, but as Tamara says, “we open the lens on the Del Mar Racetrack for an insider’s look at the fast-paced and glamorous lifestyle that is the Del Mar Racetrack from the viewpoint of the Thoroughbred Club’s CEO, Joe Harper.”

This year there will be two racing sessions, and this video shows what it’s taken to prepare not only the turf but also all aspects of the racetrack for this new endeavor.

“Opening day at the Del Mar Races always proves to be entertaining and a lot of fun. Shooting Opening Day? Awesome!,” says Paul. “46,000 racing fans, sunshine, surf, and celebrities. It’s the culmination of the spiritual vortex of sport. Stories unfold in front of your lens as you try to focus on those fleeting moments yet to come. Our crew looks forward in anticipation each year to this 24-hour marathon of sport.”

You can view “Joe” on Del Mar Television, Sundays in February at 10am, Thursday February 6th & 20th at 7:30pm and Friday, March 7th & 21st at 11:30am.
Del Mar Television is seen on TimeWarner Digital Channel 130, AT&T, Channel 99 - scroll to Del Mar or stream live on your computer.



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