HRTV/SANTA ANITA FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS CHOSEN, ‘A DAY AT THE RACES’ GENERATES 77,000 0N-LINE VOTES IN FAN FAVORITE CATEGORY, TWO PRIZES OF $10K AWARDED

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 22, 2012)—Two $10,000 first prize winners were announced Sunday at Santa Anita in HRTV and Santa Anita’s inaugural “A Day at the Races” Film Festival, which required both aspiring and established film makers to produce short subject films of under five minutes that were shot entirely at The Great Race Place.

Tristan de Burgh and Cassandra Brooksbank, both students at the USC Film School, took the $10,000 Judges’ Prize Award with a film entitled “Call to Arms.” Miguel Mouchess of Downey, Ca., won the $10,000 Fans Favorite Award with his submission, “A Day at the Races with The Paddock Tree Gang.”

In all, there were 25 film submissions which generated more than 77,000 on-line votes in the Fan Favorite Award category.

There were a total of three Judges’ Awards given, with a second-place prize of $5,000 going to Christopher Riehn, who submitted “Today.” Riehn lives in Alta Loma, Ca., and is a student at Cal Poly Pomona.

A third-place Judges’ Award of $3,000 went to Mouchess’s “A Day at the Races With The Paddock Gang.”

“We’d like to thank and congratulate all of those who participated in the Film Festival,” said Santa Anita Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Quinn. “All of these submissions represented a tremendous amount of hard work and creativity and all of them represent Santa Anita well. This project brought together a large group of incredibly talented people and we look forward to doing it again next year.”

All submissions can be viewed at www.hrtv.com.

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