SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - An American music legend is stepping in to help raise money for the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall, which had 46 horses killed in last month's Lilac Fire.
On Wednesday night, singer Burt Bacharach will perform at a benefit concert at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach (143 South Cedros Ave.), with proceeds going to those at San Luis Rey Downs that were affected by the wildfire. Bacharach will be joined by musician Elvis Costello, as well as actresses Bo Derek and Anjelica Huston.
Trainer Cliff Sise has 22 horses currently at Del Mar that are living off the kindness of others.
"Who doesn't want to see Burt Bacharach? Everybody knows Burt Bacharach," Sise said.
Beth Bennett with the Belly Up told 10News, "Four hundred [people] is our capacity. We sold it out in about two days. Everything will go straight back to the humans that have been affected, and the horses as well."
Bacharach has owned horses for about 50 years, and Sise used to work for his trainers.
Sise said he's not surprised the singer stepped up to help.
"They are horse people. Burt's always … man, he's owned horses since I was 20-years-old. I'm 66 now," said Sise.