SANTA ANITA TO RETURN TO FIVE-DAY WEEK MARCH 23, POPULAR ‘FREE FRIDAYS’ TO RETURN MARCH 25, TWO DOLLAR BEER, SODAS & HOT DOGS FEATURED

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 11, 2011)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it will embark upon an expanded five-day race week beginning Wednesday, March 23, and that it will reinstitute it’s popular “Free Fridays” promotion beginning March 25. In addition to March 25, all patrons will receive free General Admission on April 1, 8 and 15. Santa Anita’s 74th winter/spring meeting will conclude on April 17.

“We made the decision to expand to a five-day race week the final four weeks of the meet and we think it makes sense to offer ‘Free Fridays’ as well,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “This promotion was very well received the past couple of years and it’s a great way for people to get their weekend started.

“In addition to free General Admission, we’re going to offer free box seats on those remaining Fridays as well, while they last. Along with that, we’ll be offering $2 beers, soft drinks and hot dogs and we expect this is going to be very well received. Fridays should be a lot of fun and it’s a great way for us to say ‘thank you’ to our loyal customers and to hopefully expose newcomers to this great sport.”

First post time on all remaining weekdays will be at 1 p.m., first post on weekends is 12:30 p.m., with the exception of Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 9.

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