Extra 50% To Be Added To Earnings Of Horses Making First Starts At Santa Anita Through Sunshine Bonus

Extra 50% To Be Added To Earnings Of Horses Making First Starts At Santa Anita Through Sunshine Bonus

In Partnership With The TOC, Recruitment Effort To Begin In April

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2020)–Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) have announced a new program to attract out-state-horses – the Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus –  paying an additional 50 percent to the owners of horses (relating to their respective purse earnings)  who finish first through fifth, and have not raced in California during the previous 12 months. In addition to the 50% bonus, all eligible horses also will earn a guaranteed $3,000 bonus for their first starts at the track.

The Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus will begin in April and be in effective through the remainder of the current Winter/Spring Meeting, which concludes on Sunday, June 21. First time starters and stakes races will not be eligible for the Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer this very significant bonus program in partnership with the TOC,” said Steve Lym, Santa Anita Vice President, Racing and Racing Secretary. “We’re not only reaching out to California-based owners and trainers who may have relocated out of state, but we’re encouraging folks who may have not run here, to come and experience Santa Anita.”

Santa Anita’s Condition Book 5, which will cover the period from March 20 through April 5, will be available online at santaanita.com no later than March 10.  For additional information on the Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus, please contact the Santa Anita Racing Office at (626) 574-6352.