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$1 Million Guaranteed To Single Ticket Winner In Santa Anita’s Opening Day Pick Six Jackpot

Racegoers now have one million additional reasons to visit Santa Anita Park on opening day, Wednesday, Dec. 26, as The Great Race Place will guarantee a $1 million payout to any single ticket winner in the popular 20 cent Pick Six Jackpot, which will be comprised of the final six races on the card. With […]

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Ice Ice Baby: Santa Anita Keeping Skating Rink Open Through Jan. 6

For the first time ever, Santa Anita Park will offer fans of all ages ice skating in addition to world-class racing on opening day of the track’s Winter Meet, Wednesday, Dec. 26.  Santa Anita’s authentic ice rink, presented by Ice America, which is currently part of its popular Winterfest celebration, will be available as a […]

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National Museum Of Racing: Burnham’s Cameras Were Always In Pursuit Of Greatness

Long held in the highest regard within the racing community both in Southern California and on a national scale, Santa Anita-based cinematographer Joe Burnham, who passed away 24 years ago, has been selected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, it was announced in a press release on Tuesday. Born […]

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Santa Anita Introduces ‘Horse Racing Roulette’ Win-Only Wager

Long popular in Las Vegas and casinos around the world, Roulette will take on a new form beginning with Santa Anita’s Winter Meet opening day, Wednesday, Dec. 26, as Horse Racing Roulette will debut as a win-only wager available in all 10 opening day races which have fields of six or more horses. As Santa […]

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Bravo, Leparoux Among Five Finalists For George Woolf Award

Five finalists for one of American racing’s most prestigious honors, the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, have been announced.  Following a vote of jockeys nationwide, the winner of the 2019 Woolf Award will be announced in late February. Jockeys Joe Bravo, Kerwin Clark, John R. Davila, Jr., Julien Leparoux and Scott Stevens are […]

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Santa Anita Condition Book One Available Online, At Racing Office

With opening day three weeks away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book One is now available online and in the Santa Anita Racing Office.  The book will encompass 13 racing days and offer horsemen a total of 16 stakes, with 13 of them graded events and three Grade I’s—the opening day […]

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Santa Anita Announces ‘Ship And Stay’ Details For Winter-Spring Meet

With opening day fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced its “Ship & Stay” program for out-of-state horses running at the upcoming 2018-19 Winter/Spring Meeting.  This announcement has been made in conjunction with the issuance of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book One, which will be available online late Tuesday evening […]

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Santa Anita Announces Purse Increases For Winter Meet

With its traditional Winter Meet opener fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced substantial purse increases for all of its overnight races, with some categories getting as much as an 11 percent boost when compared to purse levels at the track’s recently concluded Autumn Meet. Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book […]

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Eight Grade 1 Races Highlight Santa Anita Winter Meet Stakes Schedule

Santa Anita Park, which will open for its 82nd Winter Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 26, has announced its Winter Meet Stakes Schedule, which will include a total of 60 added-money races, highlighted by 34 graded stakes (eight of them Grade I), through Sunday, April 7.  (Santa Anita’s complete Spring Stakes Schedule will be released at a […]

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Santa Anita Announces Seven Percent Increase In Average Handle During Autumn Meet

With a staggering $6,746,114 in “new money” wagered, Santa Anita’s closing day 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot amounted to a total of $7,888,308 by fifth race post time, ensuring a massive all sources pari-mutuel pool of $18,948,679 on Sunday, which helped the track post increases in both on-track and all sources handle for the […]

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