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Benefit performance helps stranded performers

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DEL MAR (CBS 8) - Horses and performers who found themselves stuck in San Diego after the cancelled "Valitar" show will be heading home after holding a benefit show that raised the money for their transportation.

"The show the other night, "Liberte," was an absolute success. There were over 1,600 people that purchased tickets, it was just about a sellout," Linda Zweig of the Del Mar Fairgrounds said.

Saturday night's show raised more than $59,000 to help get the performers and their horses back home. They're expected to leave sometime this week.

"Valitar" was abruptly cancelled last month. The producers cited low ticket sales, but didn't offer any assistance to the stranded performers.

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