It’s Opening Day at Santa Anita!

September 21, 2023

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Opening Day To Feature Free Parking & Admission Along With $3 Beers, $5 Margaritas

Mike Willman/Santa Anita Press Box

ARCADIA, Calif.—In addition to world class racing, Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn Meet will feature a wide variety of promotions, including free parking and admission as well as $3 beers and $5 margaritas on opening day, Friday, Sept. 29 and most all Fridays throughout the 19-day stand.

With the 40th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships coming to Santa Anita for a record 11th time on Nov. 3 & 4, the Autumn Meet will showcase the best Thoroughbreds in the world at America’s most picturesque racing venue.

“We’re excited to welcome racing fans back to The Great Race Place,” said Andrew Arthur, Santa Anita’s Sr. Director of Marketing. “We’ve got an aggressive experience and promotional schedule to help us build momentum as we approach the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 3 and 4 and we’re confident this is going to complement some great racing beginning on opening day.”

Fans are encouraged to sign up in advance of opening day Sept. 29, for Santa Anita’s free online Showvivor presented by EquineEdge. Showvivor requires players to pick horses that finish in the money and offers a total of $5,000 in prize money.

For those 1/ST Reward (formerly XB Rewards and Thoroughbreds) members that attend on-track and bet $100 on Santa Anita races via 1/ST Rewards, 1/ST BET or Xpressbet, they’ll receive a free Santa Anita Sweatshirt. Additionally, fans can earn a commemorative Zenyatta Pin on Oct. 1, 7, 8 & 9 by betting $50 via 1/ST Rewards, 1/ST BET or Xpressbet or by visiting Santa Anita Park.

The Following are a listing of promotions through Closing Day, Nov. 5

Saturday, Sept. 30
Japan Family Day/Birriamania (East Infield Area)/Trackside Dining Buffet/Infield Family Fun Zone/Santa Anita Pick’Em Contest

Sunday, Oct. 1
Japan Family Day (Trackside, Kingsbury Fountain)/Infield Family Fun Zone/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Friday, Oct. 6
$3 Beers & $5 Margaritas/Free Admission & Parking/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Saturday, Oct. 7
$30,000 Wealth Tree & Asian Fall Festival/Infield Family Fun Zone/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Sunday, Oct. 8
$30,000 Wealth Tree & Asian Fall Festival/Infield Family Fun Zone/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

HOLIDAY RACING, Monday, Oct. 9
Dollar Day with $1 Beers & Sodas, plus $2 Hot Dogs/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Saturday, Oct. 14
Oktoberfest Trackside Apron/Infield Family Fun Zone/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Sunday, Oct. 15
Oktoberfest Trackside Apron/Infield Family Fun Zone/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Friday, Oct. 20
$3 Beers & $5 Margaritas/Free Admission & Parking

Saturday, Oct. 21
Oktoberfest Trackside Apron/Infield Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest/Past Action Heroes (Infield)/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Sunday, Oct. 22
Oktoberfest Trackside Apron/Pink’s Hot Dogs (Loge Box Seats)/Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest (Infield)/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Friday, Oct. 27
$3 Beers & $5 Margaritas/Free Admission & Parking

Saturday, Oct. 28
Smorgasburg Event Trackside Apron/Infield Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest/Spooktober Treat Hunt (East Infield)/Free Admission (Direct Mailer)/ Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Sunday, Oct. 29
Infield Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest/Spooktober Treat (East Infield)/Hallow-Weiners (East Infield)/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest

Thursday, Nov. 2
$3 Beers & $5 Margaritas/Free Admission & Parking

Friday, Nov. 3
BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Day One

Saturday, Nov. 4
BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Day Two

Sunday, Nov. 5
CLOSING DAY/Mandatory Pari-Mutuel Payouts/$500 Closing Day Challenge/Santa Anita Pick ‘Em Contest, 1/ST Reward:  Santa Anita Sweatshirt

Fans are encouraged to visit breederscup.com/ticketing for Breeders’ Cup reservations on Nov. 3 and 4. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. 

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