CURRENT & RETIRED LEGENDS AVAILABLE IN PADDOCK GARDENS FROM 10:30 TO 11:30 A.M.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2018)–In addition to four Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races, the first 5,000 on-track fans at Santa Anita will be treated to a beautiful full color poster depicting some of the greatest Hall of Fame jockeys and trainers of all time on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the track’s Paddock Gardens area.
Retired Hall of Famers Eddie Delahoussaye, Julie Krone, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Donald Pierce and Alex Solis will be joined by an array of active HOFers, including Kent Desormeaux, Mike Smith, Gary Stevens, Neil Drysdale, Jerry Hollendorfer, Richard Mandella and Ron McAnally. (Jockey Victor Espinoza’s status remains uncertain, due his recovery from injuries suffered in a training mishap this past July).
Vintage photos of all of the above mentioned jockeys and trainers will be included on the poster, as will printed recognition of other Hall of Fame legends such as Charlie Whittingham, Lazaro Barrera, Bill Shoemaker, John Longden, Eddie Arcaro, Chris McCarron, Chris Antley, William Molter, Milo Valenzuela, Russell Baze, Gary Jones, Garrett Gomez, Manuel Ycaza, George Woolf, Bill Boland, Ted Atkinson, Mesh Tenney, Buster Millerick and many others.
Santa Anita’s 22-day Autumn Meet, which begins on Friday, Sept. 28, will run through Sunday, Nov. 4 and will include world class racing and an array of promotional offerings, including Santa Anita’s Oktoberfest, which will be staged on the track’s Grandstand apron the first two weekends, Sept. 29 & 30 and Oct. 6 & 7.
For additional information on Santa Anita’s Hall of Fame Autograph Session Sept. 29 and all other promotions and racing opportunities, please visit www.santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.