SANTA ANITA MAIN TRACK SET TO RE-OPEN FOR TRAINING SEPT. 3, AS HORSES PREPARE FOR 2017 AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 29

 

 STABLE AREA TO BEGIN WELCOMING HORSES ON SEPT. 1, SANTA ANITA’S POPULAR BREAKFAST VENUE, CLOCKERS’ CORNER, OPEN FOR BUSINESS SEPT. 2

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2017)–Santa Anita Park’s stable area, closed for routine maintenance since mid-July, will re-open for business on Sept. 1, while Santa Anita’s training track and main track will re-open for training on Sept. 2 & 3 respectively, roughly one month in front of opening day for the track’s 19-day Autumn Meet on Friday, Sept. 29.

Santa Anita’s popular breakfast destination, Clockers’ Corner, located at the top of the stretch, will be open to both horsemen and the public beginning Saturday, Sept. 2, from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., seven days a week.

In addition to the stable area, Santa Anita’s sandy loam main track has also undergone maintenance over the summer, as soil has been removed, applied, and gradients have been addressed and verified.  Santa Anita’s Bandera Bermuda turf course, newly installed in June and July of 2016, has been reinvigorated through a variety of means, with a large area, from the quarter pole to the Club House turn, completely re-sodded with brand new turf.

With the opening day Grade III Eddie D. Stakes serving as a prep for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar Nov. 4, Santa Anita will present five Grade I, Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” stakes on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, Saturday, Sept. 30.  One additional “Win and You’re In” stakes, the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship, will be run on the second Saturday of the meet, Oct. 7.

First post time on opening day, Sept. 29, will be at 1 p.m., while first post on weekends will be at 12:30 p.m.  For more information on Santa Anita’s 2017 Autumn Meet, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.