Santa Anita Announces Renovations; Facility to Close for Training During Del Mar Meet

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Santa Anita Park has announced that it will be closed for training throughout the upcoming Del Mar race meeting, from July 17 to Sept. 4, in order to accommodate renovation projects in both the stable area and Grandstand.  Those horses that were originally scheduled to stable and train at Santa Anita will be able to do so instead this summer at Betfair Hollywood Park.

“Live racing will return to Santa Anita in late September and we have some ongoing renovations that we need to undertake and complete as soon as possible,” said Santa Anita President George Haines.  “We’re excited to be able to embark upon these upgrades and we’d like to thank the folks at Betfair Hollywood Park for allowing us to do this at this time, during the seven-week Del Mar meeting.  Our fans and horsemen are a huge priority to us and these projects will benefit us all.”

Santa Anita will remain open for training through the current Betfair Hollywood Park meet, which concludes July 14.

Santa Anita’s 2013 Autumn Meet will open on Sept. 27 and will be highlighted by the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 and 2.

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  • Guy Fleegman1

    i heard they were bringing back disco in their Chandelier Room.

    • Don Reed

      Don’t forget the “Louis XVI Canasta on Mondays” Ballroom.

  • Kris

    Gosh, isn’t it nice to have HP around when one needs them? Wasn’t it just last year that Santa Anita borrowed one of the starting gates from HP when the gate on top of the turf course began to malfunction? Aren’t the trainers happy to have a kinder racing surface with which to train their horses that don’t like the hard sand at Santa Anita? Isn’t it nice to spend the hot summers at HP and DM when it’s roasting n Arcadia? I could go on, but methinks you all get the point. Can someone tell me the reason why the racing industry in California cannot come together and save this racetrack?

    • Helen Bach

      Ask Frank.

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