Santa Anita Park Announces Full Schedule Of Opening Weekend Promotions
SANTA ANITA PARK ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE OF OPENING WEEKEND PROMOTIONS AS WORLD CLASS RACING RETURNS FRIDAY, SEPT. 30
ARCADIA, CA (Sept. 2, 2022)—World class racing returns to Santa Anita with opening day of the track’s 18-day Autumn Meet on Friday, Sept. 30 and in addition to 10 stakes featuring a number of horses preparing for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 4 & 5 at Keeneland, fans will be treated to a full complement of promotions over the three-day opening weekend, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & 2.
Along with a pair of Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Challenge Race qualifiers opening weekend, highlighted by the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes on Saturday, Oct. 1, the Grade II, $200,000 Eddie D Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course will also be included on Oct. 1 in what promises to be an outstanding card.
With closing day set for Sunday, Nov. 6, parking and admission will be free on opening day and on all Fridays through Nov. 4. Additionally, $3 beers and $5 margaritas will again be offered on all Fridays throughout the meet.
The following is a schedule of promotional events throughout opening weekend:
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30—OPENING DAY --$3 Beers & $5 Margaritas at Sirona’s Bar and the Horseshoe Bar on the Grandstand Mezzanine --Free General Admission and Parking --Santa Anita’s $5,000 ShowVivor online handicapping contest begins
SATURDAY, OCT. 1—BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY --Smorgasburg LA Noodlefest (Trackside) --Compton Cowboys/Stagecoach Pop-Up in the Infield --Rose’ at the Races in the Chandelier Room --FrontRunner Buffet --Trackside Dining Buffet --Infield Family Fun Zone --$4,000 Santa Anita Opening Weekend Challenge --Santa Anita Pick ’Em Contest
SUNDAY, OCT. 2—BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE DAY --Japan Family Day, adjacent to the Kingsbury Fountain in the West Paddock --Infield Family Fun Zone --$4,000 Santa Anita Opening Weekend Challenge --Santa Anita Pick ’Em Contest
Fans are also advised that beginning on opening day and on any race day through Nov. 6, those wagering $100 on Santa Anita races via XB Rewards, 1/ST Bet or Xpressbet, will receive a Santa Anita Polo Shirt.
Entries for Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet opener on Sept. 30 will be drawn Tuesday, Sept. 27. For additional information regarding racing and tickets for promotions through closing day, Nov. 6, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.