Jockey Tyler Conner, right, celebrates with trainer George papaprodromou, left, after Mr. Roary's victory in the Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes, Friday, September 29, 2017 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.
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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

  CONNER MAKES WINNING FIRST IMPRESSION AT SANTA ANITA THREE-VICTORY OPENING DAY LANDMARK FOR TRAINER RUIS INORDINATE IS READY FOR SUNDAY’S GRADE II JOHN HENRY   MEMORABLE FIRSTS FOR JOCKEY TYLER CONNER Several firsts went by the boards Friday when jockey Tyler Conner won the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes on Mr. Roary at odds […]

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Thank You Photographers

On Sunday, April 23, Santa Anita Park hosted over 50 photographers of all experience levels. Not only did the photographers get to take images from restricted and unique areas, including the far turn, but they also enjoyed a breakfast buffet while participating in a Q & A with our expert panel, which included Hall of […]

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XPRESSBET’S 2017 KENTUCKY DERBY WAGER GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

  Eddie Olczyk, Laffit Pincay Headline Team of Expert Handicappers   May 3, 2017 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce that its free 2017 Kentucky Derby Wager Guide is now available.  The definitive Guide for betting the ‘Run for the Roses,’ Xpressbet’s Wager Guide is loaded with expert analysis, […]

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The 100-1 Club featured on BizBash.com

10 New Venues in Los Angeles for Spring Meetings & Events #5. The 100 to 1 Club In January, Santa Anita Park unveiled its newest destination, the 100 to 1 Club. The revamped space offers panoramic views of the racetrack in a luxury lounge atmosphere. The new club spans 4,000 square feet at the first turn […]

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Meet Joe Morris of the Stronach Group

Get to know Stronach Group’s Senior Vice-President of West Coast Operations, Mr. Joe Morris.  A man of distinction, Morris is always on-hand to make sure things are running smoothly at Santa Anita Park. Though he can be seen walking the grounds on a daily basis, most fans do not know his origins, his dedication to […]

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Make your #SAWinningBet at Santa Anita this meet

There are few thrills as exhilarating as the rush of a winning bet at The Great Race Place, and now Santa Anita wants to reward you for sharing your winning ways with us. Introducing #SAWinningBet, a fun new social media contest that pays! For every Saturday of the Autumn meet (October 1st – October 29th), […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Racing with the Stars

Enter Racing with the Stars presented by America’s Bet Racing! Enter our VIP sweepstakes for a chance to win one of four once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup on November 4 and 5. Each experience includes a customized, VIP trip to the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park, and a $1,000 wager on the Breeders’ […]

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Chandelier Room featured in LA Guestlist

LA Guestlist featured the Royal Ascot Party, “A Day at the Races” in Santa Anita Park’s Chandelier Room this past Saturday. ‘The Stronach Group, with owner Belinda Stronach, in partnership with John Terzian and The h.wood Group, co-hosted the VIP Party, ‘A Day at The Races’ in Honor of Royal Ascot, in The Chandelier Room, […]

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Bo Derek sighting in US Weekly

The beautiful and talented Bo Derek was on hand at Santa Anita Park this past Saturday when she watched the Grade I Vanity Mile from the Winner’s Circle and presented the trophy to Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella and his champion mare, Beholder. Derek was featured in ‘celebrity sightings’ in this week’s edition of […]

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BREEDERS’ CUP LAUNCHES CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES AHEAD OF 2016 CHALLENGE SERIES

  Breeders’ Cup and America’s Best Racing Tap Celebrity Ambassadors to Offer Once-in-A-Lifetime Experiences at 2016 World Championships   LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2016) – Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horseracing’s most prestigious international events, has today announced the launch of a new multi-faceted sweepstakes with five of its most high-profile Celebrity Ambassadors, including Bobby […]

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“People” Feature: The Santa Anita Park Scene

The Stronach Group’s Chairman & President, Belinda Stronach was featured in the June 6th issue of People. “We’re building on tradition and making it modern,” says Belinda Stronach, speaking to the massive upgrades The Stronach Group has made to Santa Anita Park’s facility. People covered the renaissance that Santa Anita Park is currently undergoing covering the new vibe. […]

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CENTURION MAGAZINE FEATURE: ‘THE WAY-BACK ROOM’

“This is Santa Anita Park, the enormous, legendary, Art Deco key lime pie of a racetrack, where Seabiscuit and armies of other racehorses ‘crossed the finish line to infamy,’ according to the track’s promotional materials. You are invigorated from staring at the life-size statue of Seabiscuit in the center of the walking ring. And your […]

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The Society Diaries Magazine: Off To The Races

“Win, Place or Show, the legendary Santa Anita Park in sunny Los Angeles is the perfect spot to fast track your high fashion choices this season. After its $40 million dollar renovation we’re wagering you can’t resist sharing an afternoon at the races. With stunning horses, dashing jockeys and spring’s warm weather chic as a […]

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Santa Anita Park featured in LA Travel Magazine

Santa Anita is proud to be featured in LA Travel Magazine. The article starts off with the magnificent history of Santa Anita Park, an excerpt: “Ironically, 1934 was also one of the worst years of the Great Depression, yet when Christmas day rolled around Santa Anita Park opened its doors on Huntington Dr. in Arcadia […]

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Bask Magazine features History of Santa Anita

The luxurious magazine titled, Bask, recently featured Santa Anita Park saying, “Few places in Southern California lore are as storied as Santa Anita Park, the premier racetrack in Arcadia with as much pedigree as the champion thoroughbreds that have famously run its course–and the Hollywood honchos who marked its heyday.” The article goes on to talk […]

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California Meetings Mags features Group Event Options at Santa Anita

California Meetings and Events Mags recently featured Santa Anita Park’s latest spots to hold group events. The feature says, “Santa Anita Park has stood proudly as an icon of American Thoroughbred racing for nearly a century. Now, Santa Anita is announcing a new range of fun, group-oriented event options, all available in a breathtaking setting […]

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Spotted: Robin Thicke Enjoyed a Day at The Great Race Place

Singer and songwriter Robin Thicke enjoyed a day at the races for San Antonio Stakes Day. He was seen in the Paddock, the Suites at Santa Anita and brought his kids to the Family Fun Zone for pony rides, the jumpers and face painting. Thicke attended the races with girlfriend, April Geary. People noted, “Posing for […]

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Paul Matties wins the 17th National Handicapping Champion

Santa Anita Park congratulates horseplayer Paul Matties on becoming the 17th National Handicapping Champion. Matties, a third generation racetracker, took home $800,000 in prize money and sealed his first place finish after What A View won the ninth race at Santa Anita on Saturday, January 30. Matties’ brother, Duke, a fellow Southern California horseplayer also […]

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Anthony Anderson’s childhood memories at Santa Anita

New You Media‘s recent YouTube video features Santa Anita Park through an interview with Anthony Anderson. Anderson discussed how he has been coming to The Great Race Place since he was a young boy, mentioning that he can still remember only eating the mac n cheese. The interview was conducted on a day Anderson purchased […]

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OK! Magazine spots celebs at Santa Anita

OK! Magazine featured the appearance of Bella Thorne and her boyfriend, Gregg Sulkin, at Santa Anita Park. The mention reported, “All dolled up for the races! Bella Thorne was spotted looking glamorous with her dapper looking boyfriend, Gregg Sulkin at Santa Anita’s Opening Day celebration kicking off the track’s winter meet.” Via OK! Magazine

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The Chandelier Room featured in American Way Magazine

Santa Anita Park is excited to be featured in American Way Magazine! With an audience of over 193 Million, America Way is the world’s most beloved in-flight magazine you wouldn’t want to pass up. So, if you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be a Hollywood star of the 1930’s, Santa Anita Park is […]

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Featured in BizBash

BizBash named our top notch facilities number seven on their “2016 Preview: 10 Most Anticipated Los Angeles Venues for Meetings and Events.” The online article featured our newly renovated suites, Chandelier Room, and invite-only speak easy. BizBash suggests Santa Anita Park for your next meeting, event, or party. Learn more about hosting your event at […]

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LA Times features Winter meet opening day

“An after-Christmas package: Santa Anita racetrack is opening its winter season in style” titles a recent article published by the Los Angeles Times. The Times featured our newest renovations for this current Winter meet saying, “The Winter Meet, as it’s called, is set to kick off with live music, a Guest Chef series and, of […]

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OC Mom Blog features fun for the whole family

OCMomBlog.com recently featured our Family Fun Zone. The blog was titled, “Santa Anita Park Family Fun Opening Day Celebration.” Shelby Barone wrote, “The celebration will feature a free Family Fun Zone in the track’s infield with carnival games, pony rides, jumpers and face painting, surrounded by horses racing around the track.” She went on to […]

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Santa Anita featured by Time Out- Los Angeles

Time Out- Los Angeles recently featured our facilities writing, “The Arcadia thoroughbred racetrack kicks off its winter season with an afternoon of horse racing. Splurge for a Guest Chef Series ticket and you’ll be treated to a pop-up from the Church Key as well as live music by James Torme (son of Mel) in the Candelier Room.” The […]

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LA Times labels Santa Anita Park

The Los Angeles Times featured Santa Anita Park, calling it a part of “a weekend escape.” The article said, “My staycation began with Clockers’ Corner, a longtime Santa Anita tradition where you can have breakfast, mingle with jockeys and owners and watch some of America’s best horses work out.” The article went on to say, […]

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A Taste of Dawn Magazine hold Santa Anita Ticket Contest

A Taste of Dawn Magazine held a Santa Anita Park ticket giveaway in December. The rules were simple; all that it required was to follow both Santa Anita Park and Dawn Garcia on Instagram and comment with a hashtag. The lucky winners got to enjoy two VIP tickets, one glass of champagne, free parking, and […]

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Private Clubs Recognizes Renovations

Private Clubs article titled, “Horseplay” featured our renovations saying, “Can $40 million make an old racetrack glam again? You bet.” Writer, Janice Wald Henderson, seemed to be impressed saying, “Santa Anita Park, about 17 miles northeast of downtown LA in Arcadia, recently completed a snazzy redo, capitalizing on the ravishing art deco design of the […]

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Opening day told by Southern California Life Magazine

Southern California Life Magazine featured the Great Race Place in an article titled, “Santa Anita Park Kicks Off 2016 Racing Season.” The author wrote, “Opening Day at Santa Anita Park has remained an iconic Los Angeles holiday tradition for more than 80 years.” They went on to recognize our “Free Family Fun,” Suites, and “Non […]

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Robb Report features Santa Anita

Robb Report recently featured our first class racing experience by writing, “Our passcode-protected, third-level suite–one of 13–proved a multisport Mecca, flanked with nine flat-screen televisions tuned either to other races or several simultaneous college football games. The bi-level suites–built from scratch as part of the renovation–provided ample seating (accommodating 10 to 40 guests), retractable glass […]

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A Farewell to Pharoah

By Alexis Garske One isn’t the loneliest number, but it is the most important number for American Pharoah right now. His is practically a household name, but there are those that have yet to truly comprehend how significant the next week is for the most recent Triple Crown winner. American Pharoah, “Pharoah”, “AP” or just plain “hickory” […]

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LAist features guest chef series

Writer, Danny Jensen, of the hit opinion website LAist, encouraged readers to, “Put on your finest horse race-watching attire and head to the beautiful Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park, where Chef Steve Samson of Sotto will be serving up a delicious Southern Italian-inspired menu.” Jensen raved about our guest chef series, recognizing the urgency […]

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Santa Anita Spotlight: Ron Ellis and Masochistic

By Alexis Garske Trainer Ron Ellis was born in Glendale, California and has been the captain of his own barn since 1980. Before that, he had always loved horses, but thought walking hots on the backside of Del Mar for trainer Larry Sterling was just a summer job. As a teenager Ellis thought it was […]

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Examiner.com discusses renovations

Examiner.com recently featured our newest renovations in their article, “Santa Anita kicks off racing season in high style following $40 million facelift,” saying, “The new look is reminiscent of elite crowds of yore who dressed to the nines with lavish hats and dapper duds while watching the action or sipping cocktails at the bar.” The […]

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Who to Watch; Opening Day, September 26

Blog by Zoe Metz All the anticipation can mean only one thing.  The Autumn Meet is upon us… We kick off the meet on September 26th the best way we know how; FIVE Grade I “Win and You’re In” races with a berth to the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships up for grabs. The Races […]

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Another Week of Training Underway at Santa Anita

With the beginning of the Santa Anita Park autumn meet closing in, Thoroughbreds once again took to the Santa Anita dirt track for morning workouts. Champion race mare, Beholder, was once again on-track before the sun. The all-star is currently slated to run in Saturday’s Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita. American Pharoah would make his […]

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Friday Work from Beholder & Pharoah

Beholder was all business Friday morning. The champion race mare recorded a bullet workout at 6 furlongs ahead of her Zenyatta Stakes appearance a week from Saturday. Hall of Fame jock, Gary Stevens was in the irons. Meanwhile, American Pharoah took a trip around the track with a GoPro camera; overall an easy day for […]

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Beholder & Pharoah all business this AM

Morning workouts continued this morning at Santa Anita Park, as Beholder once again worked under cover of darkness while American Pharoah looked strong galloping this AM. Videos posted below. With the Autumn meet rapidly approaching on September 26th, make sure that you’re subscribed to the XBTV and Santa Anita Park on YouTube for awesome Thoroughbred […]

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An Easy Morning for American Pharoah and Beholder

With Wednesday bringing better weather to The Great Race Place, two of the superstar Thoroughbreds on the Santa Anita backside used the opportunity for an easy morning’s workout. Beholder proved an early riser, getting her workout in at 6:30 this AM, while the Triple Crown Champion, American Pharoah, enjoyed a bath after his easy jog. […]

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Mornings at Clocker’s Corner by XpressbetTV

Another beautiful morning at Clocker’s Corner as a Triple Crown Champion, the 2015 Santa Anita Derby Winner and a two-time Breeders’ Cup winner all worked or galloped at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Remember, Clocker’s Corner is open for Breakfast from 4:30am – 10am everyday during the 2015 Autumn Meet. More information on Clocker’s Corner. American […]

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Stars Return to Santa Anita

Mornings at The Great Race Place really started to heat up this Friday as workouts resumed on the dirt track. Among the returning stars were Triple Crown Champion, American Pharoah and 2015 Pacific Classic winning mare, Beholder. Check out XpressBet TV’s coverage of these morning workouts, then get set for LIVE racing action at Santa […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2015

                                                                 MOST HORSEMEN FAVOR ‘PHAROAH’ IN BELMONT PEDROZA GOING FROM ONE ‘ZONE’ TO ANOTHER PROSPECT PARK POISED FOR SUNDAY’S AFFIRMED AMERICAN PHAROAH RECEIVES TRIPLE CROWN MANDATE Be it loyalty or logic, Santa Anita-based horsemen see Santa Anita-based American Pharoah becoming the 12th winner of racing’s Triple Crown and the first since Affirmed in 1978 when […]

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY MAY 23, 2015

  EURTON IS SWEET ON FAVORITE IN WHITTINGHAM DISTINCTIV PASSION BACK HOME FOR LA STAKES ESPINOZA, BAFFERT INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE AT STRONACH MEDIA TALAMO HOPES TO ‘WIN ONE FOR THE KNAPPER’   ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR FAVORED IN WHITTINGHAM Ashleyluvssugar seeks his third straight win, his second straight stakes win and his second in a row at a mile […]

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VICTOR ESPINOZA VISITS ESPN & DODGER STADIUM

After winning the Kentucky Derby for the second straight year, jockey Victor Espinoza is excited to go for the elusive Triple Crown. Follow Victor as he visits ESPN and throws out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. Good luck in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 16! Come to Santa Anita for live racing plus […]

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SANTA ANITA WINTER MEET STAKES SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED; GRADE I MALIBU & GRADE I LA BREA LEAD WAY ON OPENING DAY DEC. 26; PRESTIGIOUS SANTA ANITA HANDICAP AND SANTA ANITA DERBY TO BOTH OFFER $1 MILLION PURSES

BIG ‘CAP & SAN ANTONIO BOTH RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT PURSE INCREASES, GREAT RACE PLACE TO OFFER TOTAL OF 37 GRADED STAKES THROUGH APRIL 19  Click here to see the stakes schedule. ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2014)–Santa Anita Park has announced its 2014-15 Winter Meet stakes schedule, with the Grade I Malibu and Grade I La Brea Stakes […]

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Oktoberfest outfits: A breakdown

As you might have known, Oktoberfest 2014 at Santa Anita Park is on its way. What might have escaped you is that, as an extra incentive to get into the spirit, we’re offering FREE admittance into the infield beer garden area for anybody dressed in appropriate Oktoberfest trappings. But just does that archetypal Oktoberfest outfit […]

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Missing the Late-Pick 4: The Five Stages of Grief

Whether you’re spending your first day at Santa Anita Park or have been a regular to the sport of kings, sooner or later you will find yourself dipping your toes into what are known as the “exotic bets,” or any type of wager that isn’t win, place or show. Typically sitting between the pick 3 […]

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Testing Post

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2009) – Irish-bred Pasar Silbano, making her second United States start, burst to the front a couple of furlongs into Santa Anita’s 36th running of the Grade III, La Habra Stakes on Sunday and proceeded to dominate the 6 ½-furlong turf event for 3-year-old fillies. With Hall of Famer Mike Smith […]

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