For 2022-23 Classic Meeting Which Opens On Dec. 26
By Mike Willman/Santa Anita
ARCADIA, Calif.—With Santa Anita’s Classic Meet opening day looming on Monday, Dec. 26, the track will again offer significant bonuses to horsemen bringing out of state horses to run at Santa Anita this winter and spring via a Ship & Win program that has also proven effective at Del Mar.
“Simply put, the Ship & Win program is a winner,” said Santa Anita Director of Racing and Racing Secretary Chris Merz. “Santa Anita is a great place to train and race in the winter and with these bonuses in place for out of state horses, it’s made us even more attractive to many owners and trainers around the country.
“Field size is always a top priority and with Ship & Win bolstering our inventory, we’re in a better position to present an attractive product for our players to bet on. We’re optimistic for the new year and we encourage anyone with questions to please give us a call.”
Eligible Ship & Win horses will receive a $5,000 bonus as well as purse money at 35 percent above their allotted purse percentage for one start. Horses which became eligible at the 2022 Del Mar Crosby Season Meet will also be eligible for Ship & Win bonuses in their first start at Santa Anita’s upcoming Classic Meeting.
The $5,000 bonus will also apply to any stakes horse that meets Ship & Win eligibility guidelines, but those horses will not be eligible for the 35 percent purse increase.
Santa Anita’s Classic Meet condition book is available online at santaanita.comand in hard cover form in the Santa Anita Racing Office. For additional information, please visit our website or call (626) 574-6352.