MEDIA ADVISORY SANTA ANITA’S 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET SET TO OPEN ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27

MEDIA ADVISORY

Santa Anita’s 23-Day Autumn Meet Set To Open Friday September 27th

ARCADIA, CA (Sept. 25, 2019) – Santa Anita Park will open for its 23-day Autumn Meet this Friday, September 27.  The meet, which will be highlighted by a record 10th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2, will conclude on Nov. 3.

When:     Friday, September 27th

What:      10 am-10:45 am: Media Tour and Conversation led by Aidan Butler

Acting Executive Director for Santa Anita Park and Chief Strategy Officer of The Stronach Group will lead a tour including a visit to the Santa Anita backstretch with an up-close view of a race horse and chance to talk to a Santa Anita trainer and their stable workers.  The tour will continue with a walkthrough of the new facility upgrades recently completed in preparation for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

  • Over $5 million facility upgrades including new Trackside Dining area, Clubhouse Loge Box Seats, and Stretch Run Suites.
  • Unveiling of the new state-of-the-art LED Infield Video Board.

                10:45 am-12 pm: Tour finishes in the Stretch Run Suites with Food and Beverage Dr. Benson, Craig Fravel, and Aaron Gryder will be on-site and available for comment.

                1 pm: First Post

Where:    Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

10 am Tour to begin at Clocker’s Corner

Please enter via Gate 8 off of Baldwin Ave., proceed east, stay to the left until   reaching our Association Gate, where you will be directed

Who:    Aidan Butler, Acting Executive Director for Santa Anita Park and Chief Strategy Officer for The Stronach Group (TSG)

               Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinarian for The Stronach Group

               Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer

               Aaron Gryder, Jockey