santa anita winter meet

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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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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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: Owner Lodges Protest Over Race Condition

A California owner has brought into question certain racing conditions/restrictions regarding a race on the Sunday card at Santa Anita. According to a report in the BloodHorse, the sixth race on Sunday had the condition of being “restricted to trainers with 20 or less horses in their care in California.” The condition was designed to restrict entries […]

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Off To A Fast Start: All Sources Handle, On-Track Wagering Up At Santa Anita’s Winter Meet

Santa Anita’s current Winter Meet, which opened with a bang the day after Christmas as 40,023 fans enjoyed spectacular weather and a full complement of graded stakes action, showed a substantive 16 percent gain in all sources handle and a nine percent uptick in on-track handle over the first five racing days. With average field […]

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Santa Anita: ‘Ship & Stay’ Program Enticing Several Prominent Eastern-Based Stables To Head West

With Santa Anita Park’s traditional Winter/Spring Meeting set to open on Tuesday, Dec. 26, several eastern-based stables have announced their intentions to bring horses west in order to take advantage of Santa Anita’s newly announced “Ship and Stay” program as well as outstanding purses and world class conditions. Blessed with the prospect of good weather, […]

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Curtain Comes Down On Successful Santa Anita Winter/Spring Meet

Santa Anita’s all sources handle for its 103-day racing season, which began on Dec. 26 and concluded Tuesday, showed an $23.5 million increase over a year ago, a 2.5 percent gain. Additionally, there were 62,400 more total visits resulting in an on-track attendance increase of eight percent–the fourth consecutive year Santa Anita has posted attendance […]

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Santa Anita Winter Meet To Offer Enhanced Pick Six Wager

Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, which opens Monday, Dec. 26, will offer fans a comprehensive pari-mutuel betting menu that will include an enhanced Pick Six with a Single Ticket Jackpot component. Seventy percent of the pool will continue to be paid out to those with six winners, and the same 70 percent will be carried over […]

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Trio Of Grade 1’s To Kick Off Santa Anita’s Winter Meet

Santa Anita Park, which will offer 58 stakes races beginning with opening day of its traditional Winter Meet on Dec. 26, has announced that the prestigious Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks, which was most recently run in May, 2015, will now be run on Dec. 31. Santa Anita’s 72-day Winter stand will conclude on April […]

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