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November 23, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2010)—Santa Anita Park announced on Thursday a list of five finalists for the 62nd annual Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in January.

Joe Bravo, Javier Castellano, Garrett Gomez, Corey Lanerie and Gallyn Mitchell are the 2011 Woolf finalists, with the winner to be determined by a vote of jockeys nationwide.

November 18, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2010)—Santa Anita’s ninth annual Sunshine Millions Day will not only provide fans with exciting Florida-bred vs. California-bred Thoroughbred action, but those attending on Jan. 29 will also be treated to a first-ever Gourmet Food Truck Festival, as 16 food trucks from around Southern California will be offering a wide variety of cuisine at modest prices.

November 12, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2010)—Santa Anita’s workout camera, a popular item on the track’s website for the past three years, is now available to fans via cell phone internet browser.

October 28, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2010)—With the pilot for HBO’s highly anticipated “Luck” already complete, production for season-one will resume at Santa Anita this coming Sunday, Oct. 31.

October 26, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2010)—Stall applications are now being accepted for Santa Anita’s traditional winter/spring meeting, which opens Dec. 26. Currently closed for main track construction, Santa Anita is scheduled to reopen for training on Dec. 6.

Stall applications are now available to horsemen at and at racetracks and training centers throughout California. Applications are due to be returned to the Santa Anita Racing Office by Friday, Nov. 12.

September 30, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2010)—Santa Anita officials announced on Tuesday that construction will begin on a new all-natural dirt main track on Oct. 11. Crews will begin removing the existing synthetic material at that time and it is estimated the track will be ready for training by Dec. 6, with Santa Anita’s traditional winter/spring meeting set to begin on Dec. 26.

August 27, 2010

August 27, 2010, Aurora, Ontario, Canada – MI Developments Inc. ("MID") (TSX: MIM.A, MIM.B; NYSE: MIM), in conjunction with MID’s premier racing properties, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields, Pimlico Race Course and XpressBet Inc., announced today the introduction of the all new PREAKNESS 5.5., a historic and unique bonus program which could award an additional $5.5 million in bonuses to the winner of the 2011 Preakness Stakes. The bonus will be shared between the owner ($5 million) and the trainer ($500,000).

August 17, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2010)—The Los Angeles County Sanitation District will conduct a household hazardous waste and e-waste collection roundup at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Aug. 21. Santa Anita’s Colorado Parking Lot (Gate 6), located north of the track’s infield and accessible by taking Colorado Place off of either Baldwin Ave. to the west, or Santa Anita Ave. to the east, will serve as the site location.

San Gabriel Valley residents are encouraged to bring materials such as paints, solvents, pesticides, etc, to the Colorado Lot between the hours of 9 a.m.

August 13, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2010)—Santa Anita Park, in conjunction with a number of Southern California-based trade organizations, will host the International Special Events Society’s (ISES) 2010 Los Angeles Joint Allied Mixer (JAM) on Tuesday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2010)—Santa Anita Park announced today that it will provide its facility to Foothill Unity Center for its annual Back to School Distribution event on Thursday, Aug. 19, in the Top of the Stretch area.