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December 22, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 22, 2010)—Production on the pilot and first two episodes of Home Box Office’s (HBO) highly anticipated series, “Luck,” has been nearly completed and production and shooting for episode Three will resume at Santa Anita on Jan. 10.

December 21, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2010)—Santa Anita Park, which has been idle as a live racing venue since April 18, will open for its 74th winter/spring meeting on Sunday, with a special first post time of 12 noon.

A nine-race card is planned, with two Grade I events, the $250,000 Malibu Stakes and the $250,000 La Brea Stakes leading the way. The Grade II, $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes and the $100,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes will serve as supporting features on what figures to be a day of great racing and entertainment.

December 17, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2010)—In advance of its traditional winter/spring opener on Dec.

December 16, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2010)—All fans attending Santa Anita’s opening day, Dec. 26, will receive a beautiful 2011 wall calendar, entitled “Santa Anita on the Silver Screen,” free with paid admission.

December 14, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 14, 2010)—From Eddie Arcaro and Johnny Longden to Bill Shoemaker and Laffit Pincay Jr., the world’s greatest jockeys have called Santa Anita Park “home,” dating back to the mid 1930s.

As The Great Race Place readies for its most highly anticipated opener in many years, the world’s finest reinsmen are once again set to converge on Arcadia for Santa Anita’s traditional winter/spring opener on Dec. 26.

December 9, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2010)—Santa Anita Park, which unveiled its new, all-natural dirt main track this past Monday, will include two-time Eclipse Award winning trainer Steve Asmussen among its lengthy list of top conditioners who have committed their stables to running at Santa Anita’s prestigious winter/spring meet, which begins Dec. 26.

December 8, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 8, 2010)—Santa Anita Park, America’s premier winter racing venue, will open its gates for its traditional winter/spring meeting on Dec. 26, and its opening is eagerly awaited by not only racing fans nationwide, but by businesses of all kinds throughout Southern California and beyond.

December 7, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2010)—Amid banners reading “Welcome Back,” Santa Anita Park unveiled its new all-natural dirt main track on Monday morning at 4:30 a.m, as horses and horsemen returned to Santa Anita’s historic one mile oval for the first time since July.

“It’s really exciting to welcome everyone back home, so to speak,” said Ami Atkinson, Santa Anita’s Horsemen’s Liaison and Racing Office Manager. “I’ve been working in this Liaison position for 12 years now and I’ve never seen so many people so thrilled to be back here at Santa Anita. It seems like everyone is excited about the new track and the bigger purses that we’re going to be offering.”

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2010)—Santa Anita Park, which had been closed to training since this past July, unveiled its all-new, natural dirt surface Monday morning as several hundred Thoroughbreds went through their early morning paces in advance of Santa Anita’s winter/spring opener on Dec. 26.

December 3, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2010)—The status of Santa Anita’s new, all natural dirt main track, which will open for training this Monday at 4:30 a.m. will be discussed in an interview with Ted Malloy, Santa Anita’s main track construction Project Manager. The interview with Malloy was conducted Friday afternoon at Santa Anita.