Opening Day

December 26, 2012
Santa Anita President George Haines and special marketing consultant Gene Simmons ham it up while welcoming patrons Dec. 26th to the Opening Day of our 76th thoroughbred racing season!  ©Benoit Photo
Opening Day 2013 Winter Meet Crowd
Gene Simmons ready for the Malibu Stakes
Gene Simmons not quite wanting to let go of the Malibu Stakes trophy.
 The Santa Anita gate headed out for the 1st Post Opening Day Winter 2013
Jimmy Creed wins the Malibu Stakes (Gr. I) with Garrett Gomez riding. ©Benoit Photo
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa enjoying our 2013 Winter Meet Opening Day
Vintage style was all the rage for the 2013 Winter Meet Opening Day! — with Mike Smith Hall of Fame Jockey
Some serious handicapping going on in the Chandelier Room!
This gorgeous couple enjoyed Opening Day participating our Fascinators & Fedoras Party!
Fascinators, fedoras, bloody mary's all in the Chandelier Room make for a perfect Opening Day!
Book Review (left) wins the La Brea Stakes (Gr. II) with Rafael Bejarano aboard. ©Benoit Photo
Cheers to a fabulous Winter 2013 Opening Day!
 The men were looking quite dapper for our Winter 2013 Opening Day!
Fascinators are always a must at The Great Race Place!
Loving the dapper style by men Opening Day!
Showing new comers to racing just how the sport works!.
Silentio takes the Sir Beaufort Stakes (Gr. I) with Rafael Bejarano atop. ©Benoit Photo
Shae Leparoux singing God Bless America Opening Day