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.
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.
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!