Traditional Wall Calendar, Flightline Print Giveaway & Signing All On Santa Anita’s Classic Meet Opening Day Agenda Monday, Dec. 26
TRADITIONAL WALL CALENDAR, FLIGHTLINE PRINT GIVEAWAY & SIGNING ALL ON SANTA ANITA’S CLASSIC MEET OPENING DAY AGENDA MONDAY, DEC. 26
EARLY FIRST POST FOR 11-RACE CARD WITH SIX GRADED STAKES SET FOR 11 A.M.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 16, 2022)—In addition to a full menu of world class racing highlighted by six graded stakes, Santa Anita’s Classic Meet opening day, Monday, Dec. 26, will offer fans a number of promotions, including the track’s traditional wall calendar, a magnificent Flightline Print giveaway and signing with jockey Flavien Prat and trainer John Sadler, a $1 million Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six guarantee and much more with early first post time set at 11 a.m.
Flightline, who retired to stud undefeated in six starts following his 8 ¼ length triumph in the Grade I, $3 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Nov. 5, finished off his 2021 campaign with a sensational 11 ½ length score here at Santa Anita in last year’s opening day Grade I Malibu Stakes.
Fans are advised that Prat and Sadler will be available to sign a limited number of Flightline prints near the Kingsbury Fountain in the Paddock Gardens Area on Dec. 26 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Depicting North America’s presumptive Horse of the Year, 2,000 Flightline prints will be available opening day on a first come, first served basis with admission gates opening at 9 a.m.
A fans’ favorite for decades, this year’s Santa Anita traditional wall calendar features a number of past leading riders going back to Eddie Arcaro in 1949-50 and through Santa Anita’s defending top rider, Juan Hernandez.
In addition to opening day promotional items and events, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot offers a Single Ticket Jackpot guarantee of $1 million. The opening day Rainbow Six will be comprised of races six through 11.
SANTA ANITA CLASSIC MEET OPENING DAY EVENTS & PROMOTIONAL CALENDAR
• Admission Gates Open at 9 a.m. Admission is $10, which includes Parking and Racing Program. Fans under 17 years of age are admitted Free. Must be 18 to Wager. • Flightline Retirement Celebration and Flightline Print Signing begins at 9:45 a.m., with Flavien Prat and John Sadler available to the public until 10:15 a.m. • 2023 Traditional Wall Calendar, free with paid admission • First post time for 11 races is at 11 a.m. • Three Grade I, $300,000 Stakes, the Malibu, La Brea and American Oaks, along with three Grade II, $200,000 races, the Santa Anita Mathis Mile (turf), the San Antonio and the San Gabriel Stakes will headline a spectacular day of world class racing • Popular free, $7,500 Showvivor is available on-track and online, selections must be submitted at santaanita.com prior to first race post time each race day. • $1,500 Opening Day Challenge plus a $5,000 Bonus if a tournament player wins on-track. • Mathis Home Fundraiser for CARMA available throughout the day. A $20 donation buys a Plush Toy Horse with all proceeds going to Thoroughbred Aftercare. • $1 Million Guarantee to any Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot Winner, which begins with Race Six. • Trackside Craft Beer & Cider Festival featuring a variety of Craft Beers • Whiskey in Winter Chandelier Room Party and Premium SILKS Seats • Golden Road Pub Buffet (West End of Sirona’s) • Infield Area Winter Family Fun Zone
Entries will be taken for opening day on Dec. 21. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.