SANTA ANITA PARK TO COMMEMORATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGENDARY SEABISCUIT’S VICTORY IN SANTA ANITA HANDICAP WITH SCREENING OF BLOCKBUSTER HIT MOVIE DEPICTING BELOVED THOROUGHBRED ON FEB. 28

 

POST RACE SCREENING TO BE HELD IN PADDOCK GARDENS AREA & WILL SERVE AS PRELIM TO 78TH RUNNING OF GRADE I, $1 MILLION BIG ‘CAP ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2015)–In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the mighty Seabiscuit’s win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Park has announced that it will host a post race screening of the 2003 blockbuster hit movie “Seabiscuit” following the races on Saturday, Feb. 28. The film, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, starred Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy and active Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, is regarded by many as perhaps the greatest racetrack-themed film of all-time.

Admission to the Seabiscuit movie screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free of charge to fans attending the races ($5 General Admission). For those who arrive after 5 p.m., movie admission will be $10.

Along with being nominated for Best Picture, Seabiscuit, which was directed by Gary Ross, also received Academy Award nominations for: Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay. Best Cinematography. Best Film Editing. Best Art Direction/Set Decoration. Best Costume Design and Best Sound Mixing.

“Seabiscuit” will be shown on a giant 60-foot screen in Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area and the track will also provide several Food Trucks and Dessert options as well as music for fans to enjoy in conjunction with the screening.

The Seabiscuit event will serve as a prelude to the 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday, March 7.

For more information on the Seabiscuit screening and to make reservations for the Santa Anita Handicap, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.