Memorials

A beautiful and little known artifact is hidden on the grounds at Santa Anita Racetrack, just east of the Paddock Gardens and Seabiscuit Court. There, in a grassy enclosure surrounded by manicured hedges, you will find the Maltese Cross, a huge cement replica of the racing symbol used by E.J. “Lucky” Baldwin, on whose former estate sits the present day Santa Anita. In front of the cross there is a bronze plaque with the words: "Here Rest American Derby Winners Volante 1885, Silver Cloud 1886, Emperor of Norfolk 1888, and Rey El Santa Anita 1894. E.J. (Lucky) Baldwin, Rancho Santa Anita."

“The Final Furlong”
Santa Anita Park is an important part of the fabric of the San Gabriel Valley. Now it is also available as a place to reflect and celebrate the life of a loved one. Please contact the Special Events Department at (626) 574-6474 for more information.