A popular breakfast destination for decades, Santa Anita's Clockers' Corner has reopened to the public and horsemen alike, with food and beverage service offered from 5 to 10 a.m. seven days a week.
As Santa Anita's Stable Area was closed for routine maintenance for the better part of the summer, Clockers' Corner's reopening coincides with the return of training each morning as well.
With admission and parking free of charge, Clockers' Corner is accessible by entering Santa Anita on the track's western perimeter, via Gate 8 off of Baldwin Ave.
Along with coffee, tea, juices, bottled water and soft drinks, a wide array of fresh breakfast items, as well as the Daily Racing Form, are available each morning.
Santa Anita's six furlong inner training track and one mile main track are open daily from 4:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Santa Anita posts official work tabs, chronicling all officially timed workouts each day at santaanita.com.
With opening day for the 23-day Autumn Meeting set for Friday, Sept. 27, Santa Anita will offer free Seabiscuit Tram Tours of the Stable area each weekend, beginning Sept. 28 and 29. There is one tour per morning which embarks from Clockers' Corner at 9:45 a.m.
For the first time ever, Santa Anita will present three graded stakes on opening day as the track readies for its record 10th Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 and 2.
In addition to the traditional opening day feature, the Grade II, $200,000 Eddie D. Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs on turf, a pair of Grade I Breeders' Cup “Win and You're In” qualifying stakes, the Chandelier, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles and the American Pharoah, for 2-year-olds at the same distance, will also be offered.
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