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May 23, 2014

ADMISSION GATES TO OPEN AS PLANNED ON MONDAY AT 11 A.M., MANDATORY ‘RAINBOW’ PAYOUT IN PLAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)—With the prospect of mandatory payout on a Rainbow Pick Six pool from Gulfstream Park that could exceed $20 million, Santa Anita Park has announced that first post time on Monday, Memorial Day, has been adjusted to 1:30 p.m., 30 minutes later than originally scheduled.

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2014)—Santa Anita Park has announced that it’s one mile main track will undergo a major renovation beginning July 11 that will result in the track transitioning to a single-source material consisting of highly coveted El Segundo Sand, a natural soil that will ensure balanced drainage during periods of wet weather and uniform, safe cushion year ’round.

May 22, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2014)—Ridden with utmost confidence by Joe Talamo, favored Sea John’s Spirit was never off the bridle in winning Thursday’s $58,000 Kings Canyon Purse allowance by 2 ¼ lengths, covering six furlongs in 1:10.39.

WAGERING AVAILABLE AT SANTA ANITA, MANDATORY PAYOUT CREATES SENSE OF PARI-MUTUEL URGENCY

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Let the Rainbow 6 handicapping begin!

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2014)—With Saturday’s Preakness Stakes still fresh in the national sports psyche, California Chrome’s trainer and jockey, Art Sherman and Victor Espinoza, were treated royally by the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday night in Anaheim, as the pair each threw out a ceremonial first pitch and were comprehensively feted throughout the evening.

May 21, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 21, 2014)—Hall of Fame trainers Ron McAnally and Neil Drysdale will again square off in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes, as McAnally’s Quick Casablanca and Drysdale’s Fire With Fire head a competitive field of nine 3-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter on grass.

May 20, 2014

Santa Anita Park will be featured in a one-on-one date on an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette. The episode will feature the legendary southern California racetrack on a special one-on-one date with one lucky suitor and the newest Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman. The episode is scheduled to air Monday, May 26, 2014, at 8/7c on ABC.

Cashes $50,000 Win Bet on California Chrome in 139th Running of Preakness Stakes

May 19, 2014 (Washington, PA) –Tim Lanning, the Grand Prize Winner of Xpressbet’s $50K Preakness Big Bet Sweepstakes, is the most recent of Xpressbet’s Big Bet winners to turn winning the Sweepstakes into a significant payday at the windows. Armed with a $50,000 Win bet on the Preakness Stakes, Lanning traveled to Pimlico for the race and chose to place his wager on California Chrome, returning him a life-changing payout. Sent off as the 1-2 favorite, California Chrome stalked the pacesetters prior to striking the front and held off a late challenge from Ride On Curlin to win Saturday’s Preakness by 1 ½ lengths.

May 18, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2014)—Heavily favored at 3-5, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred Let Faith Arise battled gamely through the lane to win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes by neck under Corey Nakatani, covering 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita 1:43.41.

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2014)—With an expanded racing calendar that calls for live racing in Arcadia through June 29, Santa Anita Park operated as a live racing entity on Preakness Stakes Day for the first time ever Saturday, resulting in significant increases in both attendance and handle when compared to last year’s figures at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park.