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September 28, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2011)—Santa Anita Park has announced it will offer fans California’s newest and most popular exotic wager, the 50-cent, Players’ Pick Five, which features a fan-friendly low takeout of 14 percent when its 2011 Autumn Meet begins on Friday, Sept. 30. Santa Anita will also offer a $400,000 guaranteed late Pick Four on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, Oct. 1.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2011)—The Santa Anita Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 30, will offer fans two exciting new promotions which will enable them to “get ready for some football” each weekend of the 24-day meet, that concludes Sunday, Nov. 6.

By scanning their membership cards on Sunday, Oct. 2, or Sunday, Oct. 9, all Santa Anita Thoroughbreds members will have the opportunity to receive a high quality, free Santa Anita Football Jersey by scanning again on Oct. 15. The jersey is considered one of Santa Anita’s best Thoroughbreds items ever.

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2010)—In addition to presenting four Grade I stakes races, Santa Anita Park will host its fourth Gourmet Food Truck Festival on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, Saturday, Oct. 1.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sep. 28, 2011)—Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet figures to get off to a fast start as opening day, Friday, Sept. 30, has also been proclaimed “Arcadia Day” at the Great Race Place. All Arcadians attending will be granted free Club House admission with proof of residency throughout the afternoon. An “Arcadia Day” booth will be available to welcome and facilitate Arcadia residents and will be located just outside the Club House Admission Gate.

September 26, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2011) – Unzip Me, a four-time stakes winner over Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course, will be solidly favored to annex the Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes on Friday when live racing returns to Santa Anita with the 2011 Autumn Meet, which runs 24 days through Nov. 6.

The Autumn Meet, which will feature racing on Thursdays through Sundays with the addition of Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 10, will be highlighted by a stakes roster that includes 13 graded stakes and a day of state-bred racing on Oct. 29, the California Cup. This year marks the 21st running of the Cal Cup which will include five stakes, headed by the $150,000 Cal Cup Classic at 1 1/8 miles.

September 20, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2011)—The City of Arcadia will honor Santa Anita President George Haines Tuesday night by officially proclaiming Sept. 20 as “George Haines Day” in his native Arcadia.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2011)—Santa Anita Park, in conjunction with the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), will celebrate California Cup XXII with a gala party entitled “The Art of Racing,” in Santa Anita’s Club Court and Club Plaza areas on Saturday, Oct. 29.

September 2, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 2, 2011)—Santa Anita Park will pay tribute to its heroic 90-year-old Paddock Guard John Shear on Saturday, Oct.

August 31, 2011

Arcadia, CA, Aug. 31 -- A paddock guard at Santa Anita for a half-century, John Shear gained national accolades for his selfless bravery early this year when, at age 90, he saved a young girl from serious injury while doing his job.

Shear will be the featured subject on the next installment of HRTV's award-winning "Inside Information” documentary series, set for Sunday, Sept. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m.

August 30, 2011

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2011)—Santa Anita Park has announced it will again host the annual Pasadena GreekFest over a three-day period, Sept. 16, 17 & 18. The popular event features all things Greek. From food, to live music and folk dancing, GreekFest will also offer a children’s fun zone.