SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN SEPT. 26; TWO ADDITIONAL RACE DATES ADDED TO ACCOMMODATE INVENTORY, INCREASED DEMAND

 

 

 

T.O.C. & SANTA ANITA STRIKE DEAL TO ADD OCT. 16 & 29–RESULTING IN 25-DAY MEET

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2014)–Citing a healthy equine inventory and increasing demand, Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (T.O.C.) have announced that two additional race dates, Thursday, Oct. 16 & Wednesday, Oct. 29, have been added to Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn Meet, which opens on Sept. 26.

The Autumn Meet will now offer fans and horsemen 25 racing days, to be highlighted by the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Oct. 31 & Nov. 1.

“There is a great deal of anticipation for our upcoming meet and we feel these two additional dates will be well received by everyone,” said Santa Anita President Tom Ludt. “Our racing calendar here in Southern California is still in a transitional stage and we’re confident this will help to better fulfill   everyone’s needs.”

The first additional date, Oct. 16, will follow a special Columbus Day of racing on Monday, Oct. 13. The second date, Oct. 29, will ensure that Santa Anita will conduct a five-day race week leading into the Breeders’ Cup, thus providing live racing to potential thousands of Cup visitors. Closing day is Nov. 2.

For additional information on the 2014 Autumn Meet at Santa Anita, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.