SANTA ANITA PARK & MATHIS BROTHERS FURNITURE TEAM TO DONATE $10,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS ON OPENING DAY, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26

FREE OPENING DAY ADMISSION OFFERED TO ALL FULL-TIME COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH VALID STUDENT ID; ONLINE ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN UP UNTIL 4 P.M. ON DEC. 20 & IN PERSON ON DEC. 26

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2018)–The eyes of the racing world will be upon Santa Anita Park for its 82nd annual Winter Meet opening day on Wednesday, Dec. 26, and in addition to world class racing, The Great Race Place and Mathis Brothers Furniture will team to donate $10,000 in college scholarships.

Based in Oklahoma, Mathis Brothers Furniture, which is family-owned, with a major retail outlet in nearby Ontario, has been a tremendous supporter of Thoroughbred racing and philanthropic causes for many years.

With first post time for a blockbuster 10-race program (that includes the Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile) at 11:30 a.m., Santa Anita will provide free Club House Admission to all college students with a current student I.D. and along with Mathis Brothers, will tender a total of four (4) $2,500 college scholarships which will be given away throughout the day.

All currently enrolled college students are encouraged to enter for a chance to be selected via a random draw at any one of three official sweepstakes entry tables, located at three different admission gates; the East Admission Gate, adjacent to the Club House East Gate, the South Admission Gate, next to the Jockeys’ Room and the Infield Thoroughbreds Club Center, next to the center fountain.  Upon presentation of valid student ID, each student will receive an official sweepstakes entry card along with one Club House admission pass.

Students may also enter in advance of opening day at santaanita.com/college.  Online entries must be made prior to 4 p.m. PT on Dec. 20.

Random drawings to select four College Scholarship finalists will be held in the Paddock Gardens at 1:15 p.m. PT.  Eligible students must be present to win.

All fans will receive a beautiful 2019 Santa Anita Wall Calendar free, with paid admission on opening day and Mathis Brothers Furniture will also provide a plush Thoroughbred toy free to the first 4,000 kids 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult with paid admission.

Mathis Brothers will also provide 10,000 one hundred dollar gifts, to be given away free on opening day, with paid admission.  (A minimum Mathis Brothers Furniture purchase is required).

For more information on Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opening day, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.