For the last 37 years, Harper has served as the president and general manager of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. “He’s schmoozed with celebrities, worked with jockeys and horses and helped transform Del Mar racing into a must-do summer event. Joe is no stranger to glamour, his grandfather was filmmaker Cecil B. Demille and he grew up around celebrities and horses. He even had small parts in DeMille’s movies,” a press release stated.
At the June 24 event, Harper and handicapper Jeff Bloom shared the ins and outs of the upcoming 2015 racing season.
Photos by Jon Clark.