$1 MILLION ST. PAT’S HORSESHOE PITCH SET FOR SUNDAY, ON-TRACK FANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER, FIVE NAMES WILL BE DRAWN FOR A ONE-IN-A-MILLION CHANCE

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 13, 2013)—Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day at Santa Anita and that means all on-track fans will again have an opportunity to sign up for the track’s $1 million St. Pat’s Horseshoe Pitch, to be held between races.

History was made at Santa Anita five years ago, when a lucky fan tossed a perfect ringer, touching off a wild scene that was captured live on HRTV.

Five names will be drawn randomly and all contestants will convene on the racetrack as they’ll get one shot at an unforgettable pot of gold.

“This is one of the most popular promotions we’ve ever had here at Santa Anita,” said George Haines, Santa Anita President. “People associate St. Patrick’s Day with coming here to have a great time and a lot of them fill out entry cards and try to get lucky. It’s always a lot of fun.”

A nine-race card is planned for Sunday, with the $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes, for California-bred fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course, serving as the day’s feature race.

Fans are encouraged to enter the St. Pat’s Horseshoe Contest, free of charge, when they arrive. Entries must be submitted by fifth race post time and a list of 20 prospective contestants will be posted throughout the facility. Further instructions and contest information will be available on designated television monitors.

First post time on Sunday is 12:30 p.m. For more information on the St. Pat’s Horseshoe Pitch, or to make dining and seating reservations, fans are encouraged to visit www.santaanita.com, or to call (626) 574-RACE.