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December 14, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 14, 2010)—From Eddie Arcaro and Johnny Longden to Bill Shoemaker and Laffit Pincay Jr., the world’s greatest jockeys have called Santa Anita Park “home,” dating back to the mid 1930s.

As The Great Race Place readies for its most highly anticipated opener in many years, the world’s finest reinsmen are once again set to converge on Arcadia for Santa Anita’s traditional winter/spring opener on Dec. 26.

December 9, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2010)—Santa Anita Park, which unveiled its new, all-natural dirt main track this past Monday, will include two-time Eclipse Award winning trainer Steve Asmussen among its lengthy list of top conditioners who have committed their stables to running at Santa Anita’s prestigious winter/spring meet, which begins Dec. 26.

December 8, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2010)—Santa Anita Park, America’s premier winter racing venue, will open its gates for its traditional winter/spring meeting on Dec. 26, and its opening is eagerly awaited by not only racing fans nationwide, but by businesses of all kinds throughout Southern California and beyond.

December 7, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2010)—Amid banners reading “Welcome Back,” Santa Anita Park unveiled its new all-natural dirt main track on Monday morning at 4:30 a.m, as horses and horsemen returned to Santa Anita’s historic one mile oval for the first time since July.

“It’s really exciting to welcome everyone back home, so to speak,” said Ami Atkinson, Santa Anita’s Horsemen’s Liaison and Racing Office Manager. “I’ve been working in this Liaison position for 12 years now and I’ve never seen so many people so thrilled to be back here at Santa Anita. It seems like everyone is excited about the new track and the bigger purses that we’re going to be offering.”

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2010)—Santa Anita Park, which had been closed to training since this past July, unveiled its all-new, natural dirt surface Monday morning as several hundred Thoroughbreds went through their early morning paces in advance of Santa Anita’s winter/spring opener on Dec. 26.

December 3, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2010)—The status of Santa Anita’s new, all natural dirt main track, which will open for training this Monday at 4:30 a.m. will be discussed in an interview with Ted Malloy, Santa Anita’s main track construction Project Manager. The interview with Malloy was conducted Friday afternoon at Santa Anita.

November 30, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2010)—Santa Anita Park will welcome horses to its new, all-natural dirt main track on Monday, Dec. 6, as “The Great Race Place” will reopen for training in advance of its traditional opener on Dec. 26.

November 23, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2010)—Santa Anita Park announced on Thursday a list of five finalists for the 62nd annual Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in January.

Joe Bravo, Javier Castellano, Garrett Gomez, Corey Lanerie and Gallyn Mitchell are the 2011 Woolf finalists, with the winner to be determined by a vote of jockeys nationwide.

November 18, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2010)—Santa Anita’s ninth annual Sunshine Millions Day will not only provide fans with exciting Florida-bred vs. California-bred Thoroughbred action, but those attending on Jan. 29 will also be treated to a first-ever Gourmet Food Truck Festival, as 16 food trucks from around Southern California will be offering a wide variety of cuisine at modest prices.

November 12, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2010)—Santa Anita’s workout camera, a popular item on the track’s website for the past three years, is now available to fans via cell phone internet browser.