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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.

August 12, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 12, 2010)—Santa Anita Park will host the annual Pasadena Greek Festival over a three-day period, Sept. 17, 18 and 19, with authentic Greek food, live music, dancing, an expanded children’s fun zone, arts and crafts, and a raffle with more than $10,000 in prizes offered.

July 27, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (July, 27, 2010)—Santa Anita Park, which closed this past Sunday for training for the first time in two years, and which will host the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting beginning Sept. 29, began repair work on its synthetic main track on Monday and embarked upon significant scheduled maintenance of its stable area as well.

July 15, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif., (July 15, 2010)—As was announced in Daily Variety Thursday morning, Home Box Office (HBO) has committed “Luck,” a cutting-edge depiction of life on the racetrack, to an inaugural season, with shooting to commence at Santa Anita either this fall or early in 2011. Highly placed executives at HBO have indicated that “Luck’s” first season will consist of a pilot and seven to nine additional weekly episodes.

July 6, 2010

ARCADIA, Calif. (July 6, 2010)—Santa Anita Park’s Amy Zimmerman has been chosen as one of 25 “Women of Influence” by The Thoroughbred Times, in the publication’s July 3, 2010 weekly issue. Zimmerman, who serves as Santa Anita’s Vice President, Business Coordination and as Director of Broadcasting, was selected from a group of 100 candidates. She has worked at Santa Anita since 1986.