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September 28, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2011)—Santa Anita’s popular on-line handicapping contest, “ShowVivor,” will be available free of charge, to all fans beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, and throughout Santa Anita’s 24-day Autumn Meet.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2011) – Stretch-running distaff sensation Blind Luck, arguably North America’s most exciting Thoroughbred since Zenyatta, takes dead aim Saturday at the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic with her final dress rehearsal in Santa Anita’s Grade I, $250,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.

The Lady’s Secret is one of four Grade I stakes races on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day at Santa Anita with each competition offering “Win and You’re In” entrée into racing’s championship event that spans two days and concludes Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Each of the Challenge Day stakes offers a purse of $250,000.

Fans in attendance that register at the track will share part ownership of Classic qualifier
Arcadia, CA (Sept. 26, 2011)—Building on 2011 record levels of consumer awareness for its flagship asset, the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Breeders’ Cup has launched a racetrack-focused consumer promotion encouraging fans to “own” a share of the winners of Breeders’ Cup Classic Challenge races.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2011)—The Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) and Santa Anita Park have announced the first-ever SCGA Day at the Races, to be held Saturday, Oct. 15.

“The SCGA is excited to partner with Santa Anita for this special event,” said SCGA Executive Director Kevin Heaney.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2011)—Santa Anita Park has announced it will offer fans California’s newest and most popular exotic wager, the 50-cent, Players’ Pick Five, which features a fan-friendly low takeout of 14 percent when its 2011 Autumn Meet begins on Friday, Sept. 30. Santa Anita will also offer a $400,000 guaranteed late Pick Four on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, Oct. 1.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2011)—The Santa Anita Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 30, will offer fans two exciting new promotions which will enable them to “get ready for some football” each weekend of the 24-day meet, that concludes Sunday, Nov. 6.

By scanning their membership cards on Sunday, Oct. 2, or Sunday, Oct. 9, all Santa Anita Thoroughbreds members will have the opportunity to receive a high quality, free Santa Anita Football Jersey by scanning again on Oct. 15. The jersey is considered one of Santa Anita’s best Thoroughbreds items ever.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2010)—In addition to presenting four Grade I stakes races, Santa Anita Park will host its fourth Gourmet Food Truck Festival on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, Saturday, Oct. 1.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sep. 28, 2011)—Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet figures to get off to a fast start as opening day, Friday, Sept. 30, has also been proclaimed “Arcadia Day” at the Great Race Place. All Arcadians attending will be granted free Club House admission with proof of residency throughout the afternoon. An “Arcadia Day” booth will be available to welcome and facilitate Arcadia residents and will be located just outside the Club House Admission Gate.

September 26, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2011) – Unzip Me, a four-time stakes winner over Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course, will be solidly favored to annex the Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes on Friday when live racing returns to Santa Anita with the 2011 Autumn Meet, which runs 24 days through Nov. 6.

The Autumn Meet, which will feature racing on Thursdays through Sundays with the addition of Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 10, will be highlighted by a stakes roster that includes 13 graded stakes and a day of state-bred racing on Oct. 29, the California Cup. This year marks the 21st running of the Cal Cup which will include five stakes, headed by the $150,000 Cal Cup Classic at 1 1/8 miles.

September 20, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2011)—The City of Arcadia will honor Santa Anita President George Haines Tuesday night by officially proclaiming Sept. 20 as “George Haines Day” in his native Arcadia.