Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 29, 2019 




 LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 27, 2019) – After a meeting 
of and discussion with its Board of Directors today 
in Lexington, Ky., Breeders’ Cup Limited affirmed by 
unanimous decision its commitment to conduct the 2019 
Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park 
in Arcadia, Calif. on November 1-2. This will mark the 
10th time the event will be held at Santa Anita, the most 
of any host venue over the 36-year history of the Breeders’ 

 “Foremost among the core values of the Breeders’ 
Cup are the safety and integrity of the competition and 
we hold ourselves, our host sites and our competitors, to 
the highest standards of both. It is clear that meaningful 
and effective reforms and best practices have been implemented 
in recent months at Santa Anita through the 
collective efforts of The Stronach Group, the Thoroughbred 
Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred 
Trainers, and the California Horse Racing Board,” said 
Craig Fravel, President and CEO of the Breeders’ Cup. 
“We fully embrace those reforms and will devote our time and energy in the coming months to further 
advance those efforts. We look forward to showing the world the best in Thoroughbred racing at one of its 
finest venues.”

 The Breeders’ Cup is committed to conducting its annual World Championship event at the highest levels 
of safety and integrity. For more information please visit the Breeders’ Cup Safety & Integrity web page.


The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-
end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, 
which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World 
Championships, consisting of 14 championship races (13 Grade 1 events and one Grade 2 race) with 
purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held on November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in 
Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on 
the Breeders’ Cup website, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media 
platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Santa Anita Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/
operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden 
Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. 
The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and is one of North 
America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach 
Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. 
Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone 
account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase 
and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. 
The Stronach Group is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a 
leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.


The Stronach Group (TSG) is a world-class entertainment and real estate development company with 
Thoroughbred horse racing at the core. The company's mission is executed through the distinct but interconnected 
pillars of Racing and Gaming, Entertainment, Technology and Real Estate Development. 
TSG is dedicated to delivering the best in class Thoroughbred horse racing content and operations. The 
company holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including, Southern California's Santa Anita 
Park, "The Great Race Place"; South Florida's Gulfstream Park, home to the $16 million Pegasus World 
Cup Championship Invitational Series and retail destination, The Village at Gulfstream Park; Pimlico Race 
Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes, Laurel Park and Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland; Oregon's 
Portland Meadows; and the San Francisco Bay Area's, Golden Gate Fields. TSG is a leader in digital 
and mobile wagering technology through its subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet and is a major distributor 
of horse racing content to a global audience through Monarch Content Management. The award winning 
Adena Springs is the breeding and training facility of The Stronach Group with stables in Kentucky, 
Florida and Ontario.

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


Blended or on the rocks? I have been 
told that you more bang for your buck 
if it’s on the rocks, but I like mine lightly 
blended. One thing I’ve discovered is 
that no matter if you’re at a chain like 
El Torito or your neighborhood spot, all 
bartenders have their own methods for 
making margaritas. I thought Charlie 
from the now–defunct La Fiesta Grande 
made the best margarita around, and I 
found out that they pre-made the mix, what!!!!!!! It was good. So, here is my list, and a few 
notes along the way

 To call a margarita “The Best Margarita” is subjective - I get that, so before we get into my list 
here are a few rules that I followed: #1 The margarita has to be served in a margarita glass – not a 
beer cup, not a tumbler, but an actual margarita glass. #2 no extra shots, no doctoring - I judged 
these strictly on asking for a blended double margarita. #3 the margarita is available to anyone 
that just happens to walk into this bar or restaurant.

Hall Of Fame

#1 Los Gringos Armando is the man, and it’s consistent even when he is not at the helm

#2Maxx’s Duarte they have it down, and again it’s consistent

#3 Margaritas, with the name of Margarita it better be good!!

All Star

#4 Morralito’s Margaritas bring out the karaoke singer in me!!

#5 Amigos Probably the strongest on the list, please call Uber!!

#6 El Cholo fine selection of tequilas, you have to ask for the margarita glass

Triple Hitters

#7 Mijares Local favorite, uses Sauza in the house margarita

#8 Pacos when they are hot they are hot, when they are not… well you know the rest

#9 La Fiesta South Pasadena New blender new margarita, just OK

Pinch Hitters 

#10 Peppers Beto does it right!! But he’s not there all the time

#11 Trejo’s Gimmick restaurant, nothing special

#12 Casa Del Rey Locals swear by the food, as my friend Mike Bingley said, it isn’t my cup of tea

#13 El Portal Again, read the rules; sorry I know this an unpopular vote

#14 Cabrera’s Depends on the bartender; this place used to be top 5, lemonade anyone?

Of the Rest

Mercado A giant ice cube takes up most of the glass

Maesto Read the option above

El Torito order a side shot during happy hour, well worth it

 Once again, these are standard margaritas that you’d order not knowing the bartender. Sure, 
each restaurant mentioned could make you a “Special” margarita, but I am sticking to my list 
and the order. Gracias!

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