SANTA ANITA OFFERS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL OCT. 1, GOURMET FARE PART OF BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2010)—In addition to presenting four Grade I stakes races, Santa Anita Park will host its fourth Gourmet Food Truck Festival on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, Saturday, Oct. 1.

Santa Anita has hosted three highly successful Food Truck Festivals in its infield area this year, most recently on May 14.

“Santa Anita was the first to bring the idea of Food Truck Festivals to Southern California racetracks and we look forward to this event continuing that tradition,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “We will be offering some of the best racing we’ve seen all year and there’s no doubt this could be the biggest day of our Autumn Meet.

“We’ve found that the Food Truck Festivals deliver a terrific demographic for us. The crowds are family-oriented and we feel this is a great opportunity for us to introduce our sport to an entirely new group of people. The vendors consider this an ideal venue and they realize Santa Anita is a perfect place for them to maintain and expand their own fan base,” he added.

Approximately 70 vendors are expected on Oct. 1, including prominent food trucks such as The Grilled Cheese Truck, the Lobsta Truck, Ragin Cajun, Shrimp Pimp, White Rabbit, Nom Nom and many more.

The Food Truck Festival is free, with paid General Admission of $5 to Santa Anita. All parking lots will open at 10:30 a.m. Admission gates will open at 11 a.m.

Festival operating hours will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. First race post time at Santa Anita is 1 p.m.

For more information on the Oct. 1 Food Truck Festival, fans are encouraged to visit www.santaanita.com, or to call (626) 574-RACE.

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