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August 25, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2014)—Under the direction of Track Superintendent Dennis Moore, Santa Anita’s one mile main track has been totally renovated and its original sand and clay mix has been replaced by a single-source natural material known as El Segundo Sand. The track, which has been closed to training since July 11, will reopen for use on Sept 2, in advance of Santa Anita’s 2014 Autumn Meet, which begins Sept. 26.

August 14, 2014

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS TO DISPLAY WARES ADJACENT TO TRACK’S PADDOCK GARDENS AREA

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2014)—The popular 626 Night Market, which serves as a platform for a wide array of Asian businesses and young entrepreneurs, will return to Santa Anita Park for a fourth consecutive year on Friday, Aug. 15, Saturday, Aug. 16 & Sunday, Aug. 17. Conducted for the first time as a three-day event, it’s expected more than 20,000 people per day will attend beginning at 4 p.m. in the area adjacent to the track’s Paddock Gardens.

August 8, 2014

Horse Racing’s Largest Live Money Event Returns Oct 31- Nov 1 at Santa Anita Park

Keeneland and Aqueduct to be first ever Satellite Tournament Venues

Top 15 finishers Gain Automatic Entry into 2015 DRF/NTRA NHC in Las Vegas

August 4, 2014

"Inside Information" Documentary & Steve Scheidler Feted Twice in Annual Ceremony

August 2, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2014)—Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented third consecutive year on Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, has announced it will offer a total of 28 graded stakes, including 13 Breeders’ Cup events over the course of its 24-day Autumn Meet, which begins Friday, Sept. 26. The Grade III Eddie D.

August 1, 2014

SIX GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP PREPS OFFERED OVER FIRST TWO WEEKENDS & A TOTAL OF 28 GRADED STAKES, INCLUDING THE BREEDERS’ CUP, TO BE RUN THROUGH CLOSING DAY, NOV. 2

July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (July 31, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced that it has selected City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, for the second consecutive year, as its primary non-profit beneficiary for the 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held October 31 and November 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

July 24, 2014

Arcadia, CA - The Del Mar horse crowd dug deep into their pockets on July 19th to raise money for retired racehorses. CARMA’s (California Retirement Management Account) 7th Annual “CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser – Cards 4 CARMA” at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel was enjoyed by more than 200 owners, trainers, jockeys and fans. After several years of a beach theme, this year the event moved back indoors at the Hilton and featured a variety of card games to raise funds for retired racehorses. The evening included live music, provided by Eric Auckerman’s West Coasters Band, a silent auction, a charity Texas Hold’Em poker tournament and various card games.

July 15, 2014

Leading North American Rider to Compete against World’s Best on Wednesday, July 16

July 15, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Xpressbet is excited to announce that it will sponsor leading North American rider, Javier Castellano, in Turkey’s International Jockey Challenge. The Challenge, which takes place on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Istanbul’s Veliefendi Racecourse, brings a team of international riding superstars, including Castellano, Frankie Dettori (United Kingdom), Maxime Guyon (France), Yuichi Fukunaga (Japan) and Craig Williams (Australia) to Turkey to take on 5 leading local riders in a 4 race contest. This is the second consecutive year in which Castellano will participate in the event.

July 14, 2014

Arcadia, CA, July 13, 2014 -- HRTV (R), The Network for Horse Sports, will expand its coverage of the best summer racing action when it adds picturesque Del Mar to its already extensive line-up which, once again, will also include enhanced coverage of the prestigious Saratoga Race Course meeting.