SANTA ANITA TO HOST PHOTOGRAPHY DAY OCT. 7, BEGINNERS, PROS INVITED TO ALL-DAY EVENT

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.

After registration, all participants will be able to photograph morning workouts, which conclude at 10 a.m. At this time a breakfast buffet will be served and a question and answer session with track photographers, trainers and management will follow.

First race post time is 1 p.m., and all participants will be granted access to the track’s paddock and winner’s circle throughout the afternoon. “We held our first Photography Day back in March and it far exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Santa Anita Director of Group Sales Chris Quinn. “With the mountains in the background, and Santa Anita’s unique architecture and landscaping, our Thoroughbreds complement a tapestry that cannot be duplicated.

“I think all of our fans, including those with photographic interests, deeply appreciate our world renowned aesthetics and appreciate the fact that we look forward to doing more of these kinds of events and being able to share some of these beautiful photographs with everyone via our website, www.santaanita.com.”

Quinn noted that all photographers will be invited to submit photos at the end of the race day and that a wide variety of shots would then be selected for website display.

A modest $20 registration fee covers admission, parking, breakfast and press credentials for the day.

For more information and to purchase tickets, fans are encouraged to visit www.santaanitaevents.com, or to call Group Sales at (626) 574-6400.

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