Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia, California, 91007


Racing Dates: 2011-01-01 until 2011-04-17
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RacetrackTrack Length: 1 Mile
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Infield Capacity: 50000
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Grand Stand Capacity: 26000
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Price General Admission: $5.00
Price Clubhouse: $8.50
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Santa Anita Park History

Santa Anita Park that was established in 1934 is the oldest racetrack of Southern California. Santa Anita Handicap earned the nickname – the ‘Big Cap’ due to its largest amount of purse handling; it was raced for the first time in Santa Anita Park during February 1935. Photo finish technique was implemented in those early years at Santa Anita for recording dead heats. Seabiscuit, one of the popular horses in this racetrack, won the Santa Anita Handicap in 1940 even at his last start. Between the years – 1942 and 1945, Santa Anita was used as a camp for Japanese-Americans.

The 1960s brought about a major renovation of Santa Anita Park, including a much-expanded grandstand as well as major seating additions. During summer Olympics of 1984, Santa Anita was used as the site of equestrian events. The Santa Anita horseracing event draws massive crowds every year. The 2007 Santa Anita Derby Day attracted 56,810 people setting a new record in the history of the game.

More About Santa Anita Park

Food and beverage; clocker corner; The Terrace Food Court; Quick Service; Sirona: variety of salads, sandwiches, stone oven-baked pizzas, juicy half-pound burgers and delicious desserts; prices range from $6.00 to $10.00; seating capacity is 200; Turf Club Terrace is a delightful open-air restaurant; gifts for the home; hotels and restaurants.

Stakes GradePurse Date
Bug Brush Stakes1$83,000
La Brea Stakes1250,000December 27
Norfolk StakesI$200,000October 01
Paseana Handicap$75,000January 02
San Miguel Stakes$70,000March 28
San Pedro Stakes75,000
San Vicente StakesII$150,000February 20
Santa Catalina Stakes2$200,000
Sham StakesIII$100,000January 10
Sunshine Millions Dash StakesR250,000January 26
Sunshine Millions Padua Stables Sprint StakesR300,000January 24
Swingtime Stakes263,700October 03
Oak Leaf StakesI$300,000October 02
Yellow Ribbon StakesI$500,000October 01
Clement L. Hirsch Turf1250,000October 06
Ancient Title Handicap1250,000October 08
Ladys Secret Handicap1250,000October 07
Oak Tree DerbyII150,000October 13
Las Palmas Handicap2150,000November 04
San Gorgonio Handicap II$150,000January 04
Ladys Secret Stakes1$250,000October 01
San Fernando Breeders Cup Stakes2$150,000January 17
Sunshine Millions Distaff$500,000January 24
Sunshine Millions Turf$500,000January 24
Sunshine Millions Sprint$300,000January 24
Sunshine Millions Oaks$250,000January 24
Valentine Dancer Handicap$100,000February 21
Crystal Water Handicap$100,000February 28
Robert B. Lewis StakesII$200,000February 07
Robert B. Lewis StakesII$200,000February 07
Honest Lady Stakes$100,000January 07
Sensational Star Handicap $125,000March 29
La Puente StakesIII$100,000April 11

How to get there:

Santa Anita Park is situated in Arcadia California known as a residential community and is 14 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The racetrack is of 320 acres and is bounded by Huntington Drive, Baldwin Avenue, Colorado Street, and Colorado Place. The Santa Anita Fashion Park mall is situated on the southwest of the racetrack. Major freeways giving access to Santa Anita are the Foothill Freeway (I-210) on the north, San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) on the south, the San Gabriel River (I-605), Orange (57) Freeways on the east and the Pasadena (110) and Glendale (2) Freeways on the west. Santa Anita is 30 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. To reach Santa Anita from LAX, take the Century Freeway (105) east to the Harbor Freeway (110). After that, take the Harbor Freeway north to Orange Grove in Pasadena. Turn left on Orange Grove and take it to the I-210 Freeway east. Exit at Baldwin and turn right. Hollywood-Burbank Airport is nearly 21 miles away from the racetrack. To come to Santa Anita from the Airport, you need to take the Golden State Freeway (I-5) south to the 134 Freeway East. The 134 will become the I-210 Freeway east. Exit at Baldwin and turn right. Santa Anita is 37 miles from the Ontario Airport. To reach Santa Anita from the airport, take the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) west to the I210 Freeway west. Exit at Baldwin. Turn right on Foothill and right again on Baldwin. Santa Anita offers General ($4), Preferred ($6) and Valet ($10) parking during live racing. During the satellite wagering season, general, preferred, and valet parking are available.