ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2011)—The Santa Anita Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 30, will offer fans two exciting new promotions which will enable them to “get ready for some football” each weekend of the 24-day meet, that concludes Sunday, Nov. 6.

By scanning their membership cards on Sunday, Oct. 2, or Sunday, Oct. 9, all Santa Anita Thoroughbreds members will have the opportunity to receive a high quality, free Santa Anita Football Jersey by scanning again on Oct. 15. The jersey is considered one of Santa Anita’s best Thoroughbreds items ever.

Additionally all fans are eligible to play Santa Anita’s newest contest, the “Fourth and Four,” every Sunday throughout the meet and have an opportunity to win $500 in cash by picking the winner of the last four races and four afternoon NFL games.

Those wishing to participate in the “Fourth and Four” contest are required to fill out a contest card in Sirona’s Bar (located on the main floor of the grandstand) with their race and football selections. The deadline to enter each Sunday is 1 p.m. and the person or persons who select the most winners of the final four races and four selected NFL games will win or share the $500 prize.

“We’re excited to be offering these new football-themed promotions for the first time in the fall,” said Santa Anita Executive Vice President of Marketing, Allen Gutterman. “The ‘Fourth and Four’ contest should be a lot of fun and it will enable our fans to combine their handicapping skills both on the gridiron and the racetrack. We think it’s a challenge that people will look forward to each weekend.

“We’re also confident the jersey is going to be very popular. Just two visits gets you one of the best premium items we’ve ever given away.” Santa Anita Thoroughbreds membership is free of charge to all fans 18 years of age or older, with photo identification. Fans must apply in person, at the Thoroughbreds Center, on the main floor of the grandstand. Thoroughbreds members enjoy discounted admission throughout the year and are eligible for Thoroughbreds-only promotional items.

For more information on Santa Anita’s Thoroughbreds Football Jersey giveaway and Sirona’s “Fourth and Four” handicapping contest, fans are encouraged to visit