Admission Gates To Open At Santa Anita At 7:15 A.M. On Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday

May 6, 2022

TAIBA & MESSIER, ONE-TWO FINISHERS IN RUNHAPPY SANTA ANITA DERBY, HAVE BIG CHANCES

ARCADIA, Calif.—With Taiba and Messier, one-two finishers in the Grade I Runhappy Santa Anita Derby commanding considerable attention among an outstanding Kentucky Derby field of 20, Santa Anita Park will enthusiastically play host to a full menu of Derby Day activities on Saturday, with admission gates opening early at 7:15 a.m. in order to accommodate simulcast wagering on a tremendous undercard from Churchill Downs.

Post time for the Kentucky Derby is 3:57 PT and first live race post time on a 10-race card at Santa Anita is set for 12:30 p.m.

In addition to tremendous live and simulcast racing, fans can enter, free of charge, to win Santa Anita’s Kentucky Derby Day Hat Contest and special Derby Day dining and attendance packages are available online at santaanita.com/events.

KENTUCKY DERBY DAY AT SANTA ANITA TIMELINE & MENU

–7:15 a.m.          Admission Gates Open for Simulcast Wagering

–9 a.m.                Infield Area Opens, with Family Fun Zone, which includes Pony Rides, Inflatable Jumpers, Face Painting & more.  Packages available at santaanita.com.

–9 a.m.                 FrontRunner Restaurant Opens for Food Service & Simulcast Wagering

–12:30 p.m.         Santa Anita First Race Post Time

–2:49 p.m.          Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes, 3-year-old Fillies, One Mile on Turf

–3:57 p.m.          148th Running of the Kentucky Derby, 3-year-olds at a mile and one quarter

With seven out of the last 10 first place finishers of the Kentucky Derby, dating back to the Doug O’Neill-trained I’ll Have Another in 2012, all based in Southern California, if either Taiba or Messier win on Saturday, that would mark the 20th horse to use the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby as a springboard to victory at Churchill Downs.

For additional information regarding Kentucky Derby Day at Santa Anita, please visitsantaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.

Santa Anita Press Release

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