Actress, horsewoman and horse welfare advocate Bo Derek will join the board of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Derek served as the California Horse Racing Board commissioner from 2008 and 2015. She will attend her first DMTC board meeting Thursday, July 19-one day after Del Mar's summer meet begins.
“We are absolutely delighted to have a woman of Bo's background and stature join us at Del Mar,” said DMTC's CEO Joe Harper. “She brings a lifetime of knowledge and a world of care and concern for the horse with her and that puts her right in line with our priorities here. She'll be a wonderful addition to our leadership ranks.”
Derek added, “I am very happy to be joining the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club,” Derek said. “They are my favorite people in horse racing and I'm glad to join in as they continue to elevate the sport that I love.”