Main Activities

Thoroughbred Racing

Santa Anita Park is the place to watch and wager on the best in Southern California Thoroughbred racing. Armed with a Daily Racing Program, you can follow along with our race card and will have all the info. You can wager at any of our betting windows or self-service terminals.

For information on how to read a program and on how to place a wager, visit our Wagering 101 page.

Wagering 101

The Paddock

The Paddock is a special place where fans gather to watch the horses before the race begins. This gives fans the opportunity to handicap each horse before they head to the starting gate.

Nationwide Race Tracking

Race fans can also wager and watch racing from all over the country. Santa Anita provides viewing screens for nationwide race tracking all over our facility.

For full racing program information, visit our Live Racing section.

Live Racing

The Club House

Live the good life! Santa Anita Park, specifically its Club House areas, offer myriad locations to lounge, enjoy a drink and soak in the beautiful views provided by our renowned vistas at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. Plus, the Great Race Place does fine dining at several locales in our Club House.

View our Interactive Map for more info.

Interactive Map

The Infield

Free fun in the sun. Take the whole family to our Infield, featuring playground and picnic tables to enjoy a day out with your loved ones. Best of all, Infield entrance and parking (through Gate 6) is FREE! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and make the Santa Anita infield your perfect picnic destination.

Special concert events and Family Fun Zone packages available through the Infield at additional cost. View our events calendar for more details.

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What's Right for Me?

  • For The Sports Fanatic
  • For The Foodie
  • For Families
  • For New Fans

For The Sports Fanatic

Take a trip to our Sirona’s Sports Bar adjacent to our Paddock Gardens. Over 60 TVs all tuned to racing and sports action, plus a full cash bar. If you need to keep track of ALL the action on race day, this is the place for you.
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Bud Light Lounge
Want the best way to enjoy all the sports action on a Santa Anita weekend? Read about the Bud Light Lounge on our events page.
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For The Foodie

Santa Anita Park has several walk-up and sit-down dining locations to satisfy your race day cravings.

For Families

Our Infield is ideal for families to spend a day at the races! Plus, every Saturday and Sunday, Santa Anita Park has the Family Fun Zone, with plenty of activities for kids including pony rides and carnival games. With our Family Fun 4-Pack, families have all they need to have a spectacular day at Santa Anita.
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For New Fans

Whether you’re a new or old fan Santa Anita offers our Seabiscuit tour which gives an educational look into some unique areas helping race fans get acclimated to places such as the paddock gardens, jockeys room, stable area and much more. Best of all the entire tour is free and offered twice a day on weekends.
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Quigleys Corner
Get the inside scoop from our very own VIP Player Tom Quigley as he offers a free handicapping seminar every Saturday and Sunday. Tom and a special guest will handicap each race giving fans the ultimate edge on race day.
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WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE RACES?

A day at Santa Anita Park is more than just watching the races, it’s an experience, and that means picking the right outfit for the right day. Here are some things to consider when choosing an outfit for The Great Race Place:

Keep Cool

Infield & Apron
So-Cal is sunny and warm throughout most of the year, so if you’re planning on spending the day in the infield or as a railbird on our apron, don the SHORTS, polos, and flowy blouses and sundresses. Sunscreen and sunglasses also are a must.
Shorts
Shorts
Polos
Polos
Flowy Blouses
Flowy Blouses
Sundresses
Sundresses
Sunscreen
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Sunglasses
 

Big days = Big hats

One of the most fun things about spending a big race day or event at Santa Anita is flaunting your race day fashion. Use these dates to show off those big hats, fascinators, fedoras and bow ties.
Big Hats
Big Hats
Fascinators
Fascinators
Fedoras
Fedoras
Bow Ties
Bow Ties
 
 
Flats
Flats

Save Your Feet

Santa Anita Park is a HUGE place, and stairs are the primary mode of getting from point A to point B. It might be tempting to rock those heels, but sensible flats might be the better choice for an active day.

A Few Final Tips

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Chandelier Room | Turf Terrace | Eddie Logan Suite

tailored suits, bow ties, sleds and fedoras are race day staples; just keep the colors vibrant and keep the weather in mind.

Ladies

Chandelier Room | Turf Terrace | Eddie Logan Suite

Flowy sundresses, maxi dresses and big hats are never a bad choice; throw in some sensible flats for an outfit fit for any day at Santa Anita.

Accessorize, experiment and have fun with your outfit. Excess is never a bad word at The Great Race Place, so express yourself and let your true colors fly.

 

LAST MINUTE DO’s AND DON’Ts

  • Do

    Bring cash! If you plan on wagering at Santa Anita, make sure to have cash for either live tellers or voucher machines. The park does provide ATMs for your convenience, but it will definitely save you time and the withdrawal fee to bring your own cash.
  • Do

    Take a look at our available packages to decide what’s best for you. Santa Anita’s events page lists all our current packages sold, and many are a great value. You might find exactly what you’re looking for!Events
  • Do

    Try one of our famous delicious hand carved sandwiches. Some of our fan favorites are prime rib, corned beef and roast beef.
  • Don't

    Be afraid to ask questions! If you’re not sure how to read a program or what type of wager you want, our tellers will be more than happy to help. Just make sure to pay attention to post times and give yourself plenty of time to be helped.
  • Don't

    Stay rooted in one place, explore! The Great Race Place has so much rich history and so many places to visit that this guide simply can’t contain. The only way to really get the full Santa Anita experience is to explore yourself! So get to Santa Anita today!