SANTA ANITA STALL APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE, TRADITIONAL WINTER/SPRING MEET OPENS DEC. 26

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2012)—Santa Anita Park has announced that stall applications are now available at www.santaanita.com, for the track’s traditional winter/spring meeting which will open on Dec. 26.

“We’d like to encourage those horsemen interested in running here to contact us immediately,” said Santa Anita Vice President of Racing Rick Hammerle. “We anticipate a great deal of interest from stables here in California and throughout the country and we’d appreciate hearing from trainers and owners as soon as possible.”

Santa Anita’s December opener is traditionally one of the most important dates on the North American racing calendar, as the Grade I Malibu Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs will highlight a card that will feature a total of three stakes.

Other winter/spring staples are the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 2, and the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 6.

Santa Anita’s 71-day race meet will run through April 21. In addition to the website, horsemen may contact the Santa Anita Racing Office by phone at (626) 574-RACE.

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