The racing season is long over at Del Mar, but 20 state legislators and their relatives no doubt have happy memories of the meet, thanks to the generosity of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. According to its recently filed lobbying disclosure statement, the track laid out an average of $126.50 a person to host admission and lunch in its exclusive "Directors Room" for legislators, staff, and their guests, including Assemblyman George Plescia, his wife Melissa, and chief of staff Shaun Flanigan; Darrel Ng, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's deputy secretary of communications for the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency; and Larry and Jennifer Levine, parents of Van Nuys assemblyman Lloyd Levine.

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