‘Thoroughbred Walk of Champions’ Tribute in Works for Arcadia, CA

  • click above & share!
    X
  • click above & share!
    X


  • click above & share!
    X
  • click above & share!
    X

In an effort to promote horse racing and to pay tribute to its ties with the sport, the city of Arcadia, Calif., has begun to develop a Thoroughbred Walk of Champions that will be displayed in the city.

Earlier this week, city council members approved the concept, which will be fashioned after the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The racing version will have plaques that feature famous horses, jockeys, trainers, and owners that found success at Santa Anita Park.

According to the Arcadia Patch, organizers hope to have the first 50 plaques installed by the opening day of Santa Anita’s winter meet on Dec. 26.

Walk of Champions organizer Beth Constanza told the publication, “We hope to bring people into town who will see the walk and get interested in racing.”

Read more at the Arcadia Patch

New to the Paulick Report? Click here to sign up for our daily email newsletter to keep up on this and other stories happening in the Thoroughbred industry
  • nu-fan

    Great idea.  It brings horseracing out into the open.  Otherwise, if kept a secret, doesn’t it possibly imply that there is something “shady” about the track?  This program shouldn’t cost very much and those living/working in Arcadia might become more aware of how much Santa Anita contributes to their town.  In return, it would be only right that these individuals also support that racetrack by attending the races there. 

Twitter