90s Del Mar Wrecking Crew Horse Racing t-shirt Large
Chest 21.5 in.
Length 27.5 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Hanes
This vintage tee is totally blank on the front, but the back features a graphic representing the Del Mar Wrecking Crew. There's not a lot of information detailing exactly what the Wrecking Crew is, but Del Mar is the name of a famous horse racetrack in Del Mar, California. The racetrack was built in 1936 by The Thoroughbred Club, with founding member beloved singer and actor Bing Crosby. The track is located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds which also hosts the San Diego County Fair each Summer and the Del Mar Horse Show.
This shirt is from the 90s, and the term "wrecking crew" could be referring to a racehorse by the name of Cigar, who established an impressive winning streak during the 1990s. Cigar had earned 16 straight wins in 1996, and the horse's notoriety drew a record breaking 44,181 spectators to Del Mar Racetrack. He was referred to as a "one-horse wrecking crew".
Fits like a modern unisex adult large. There is some fading on the front near the bottom, see pics.