SANTA ANITA TO HOST FIFTH ANNUAL WINNER’S CIRCLE BARBEQUE CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2

 

TOP ‘PIT MASTERS’ TO COMPETE FOR $18,000 IN CASH IN SANTA ANITA’S SPACIOUS INFIELD AREA

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2016)–Santa Anita Park will play host to the fifth annual Winner’s Circle Barbeque Championship on Saturday, April 2 in the track’s spacious Infield Area.

“Pit Masters” from throughout the Western United States will compete for $18,000 in cash, a California State Championship title and a chance to represent California in the National Barbeque Championships.

With all contestants firmly ensconced overnight, fans will be greeted by the sweet smells of hickory and pecan woods and of slow-smoked beef, pork and chicken wafting among 65 competing teams of barbeque professionals.

Sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, the Winner’s Circle Barbeque Championship will also include live music and ready access to wagering on world class racing at The Great Race Place.

Parking is free and walk-up admission on April 2 is just five dollars. For additional packages that include BBQ scrip tickets, racing programs, tip sheets, pony rides and other Family Fun activities, please visit santaanita.com/events, or call (626) 574-6384.