I visited the Del Mar Horse Races recently and admire the skills of the horses and jockeys alike. My main focus, however, was on the Outriders in their red jackets who quietly spend hours on horseback, alert for any potential dangers – a loose horse, an injured jockey, an unforeseen accident. While they don’t win prizes or get any special attentions, their devotion and commitment is admirable. Like any first responder, they risk their health and lives as well as those of their own horses to keep others safe. Hat’s off to Outriders!


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