ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2011)—By a vote of 6-0 on Thursday, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) awarded fall dates to Santa Anita Park, to be run from Sept. 28 through Nov. 6.
Santa Anita, in conjunction with the Oak Tree Racing Association, had conducted a live fall meeting since 1969, with the exception of 2010, when Santa Anita’s main track was closed for repair, resulting in the dates being transferred to Hollywood Park.
“This is great news for Santa Anita and for the California horse racing industry,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “This means so much to so many people. From all of our employees and the people who work within the industry, to our fans and to the entire business community here in the San Gabriel Valley, this means jobs, revenue and the opportunity to remain viable and to grow our business into the future.”