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September 2, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 2, 2011)—Santa Anita Park will pay tribute to its heroic 90-year-old Paddock Guard John Shear on Saturday, Oct.

August 31, 2011

Arcadia, CA, Aug. 31 -- A paddock guard at Santa Anita for a half-century, John Shear gained national accolades for his selfless bravery early this year when, at age 90, he saved a young girl from serious injury while doing his job.

Shear will be the featured subject on the next installment of HRTV's award-winning "Inside Information” documentary series, set for Sunday, Sept. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m.

August 30, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2011)—Santa Anita Park has announced it will again host the annual Pasadena GreekFest over a three-day period, Sept. 16, 17 & 18. The popular event features all things Greek. From food, to live music and folk dancing, GreekFest will also offer a children’s fun zone.

August 23, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 23, 2011)—Santa Anita’s 2011 Autumn Meeting, which begins Sept.

August 17, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2011)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will stage its second Photography Day, on Friday, Oct. 7, beginning with registration for all participants at its popular Clockers’ Corner area, at 7:30 a.m.

Santa Anita is once again inviting professional and novice photographers with an interest in racing to take part in this one of a kind event that will include photographic opportunities at one of the world’s most spectacular sporting venues.

August 10, 2011


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 10, 2011) - Returning to the site of some of the most successful events in its 27-year history, the 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, Breeders’ Cup Limited announced today at a press conference at LA Live.

Santa Anita has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships five times, most recently back-to-back editions in 2008 and 2009, both of which set records for attendance and wagering. The decision followed a lengthy review process by the Breeders’ Cup Host Site Selection Committee, which included proposals from multiple racing venues in North America.

August 1, 2011

47th Annual Ceremony Held in Louisville, KY on Saturday

Arcadia, CA, August 1 -- HRTV (R) was honored with nine 2011 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards at the 47th annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award ceremony on Saturday, July 30 at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, KY. The Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards encompass Kentucky.

July 27, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (July 27, 2011)—Santa Anita Park announced today that pending California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approval, it will open its 24-day Autumn race meeting on Friday, Sept. 30, and will remain open through Sunday, Nov. 6.

With the exception of a three-day opening week and a five-day week comprising Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10, the Autumn Meeting will feature a four-day race week, running on a Thursday through Sunday schedule.

July 22, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (July 22, 2011)—Santa Anita’s main track, which has been closed due to a renovation project since July 11, is tentatively scheduled to reopen for training on July 26. Training will be restricted to gallopers and joggers on July 26 and 27, and is scheduled to be available for timed workouts on Thursday, July 28.

July 6, 2011


LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 6, 2011) – Building on 2011 record levels of consumer awareness for its flagship asset, the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Breeders’ Cup is launching a series of marketing activities highlighting the Classic, Classic contenders and Breeders’ Cup Challenge (“Win And You’re In”) Classic division races, Breeders’ Cup announced today.

The campaign includes a racetrack-focused consumer promotion encouraging fans to “own” a share of the winners of Breeders’ Cup Classic Challenge races, expanded television coverage of those races, a dedicated web presence and social media campaign, and branding supporting the Breeders’ Cup Classic’s international prestige and its position as America’s richest race.

"This initiative to focus on the Classic is a product of our strategic planning and also an effort to build on the public attention that Zenyatta brought to last year’s event,” said Tom Ludt, Chairman of Breeders’ Cup Limited. “We want to promote the Breeders' Cup Classic to a broader audience of casual racing fans and give them tools to follow the top contenders from now through November.”