Promotions Aplenty Await Fans Opening Weekend At Santa Anita Beginning Friday, Oct. 1

September 26, 2021

Free Parking & Admission, $3 Dollar Beers & $5 Dollar Cocktails 

ARCADIA, Calif. – In addition to a full slate of world class racing, fans will be treated to a bevy of promotional events throughout Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet opening weekend beginning Friday, Oct. 1.

With three Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Challenge Race qualifiers and the Grade II, $200,000 Eddie D Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course highlighting a nine-race program Friday, the meet will no doubt to get off to a fast start with tremendous betting opportunities from start to finish.

As will be the case on all Fridays throughout the 16-day Autumn stand, parking and admission will be free of charge on Oct. 1. Additionally, $3 beers and $5 Specialty Cocktails will also be served on Fridays.

The following is a schedule of promotional events throughout opening weekend:

Friday, October 1

JOHN SHEAR DAY, come join us as we honor Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain, who retired following six decades of service at age 100 this past June.  A special plaque acknowledging John’s horsemanship, humility and heroism will be dedicated in the East Paddock Gardens prior to the races.

• $3 Beers & $5 Margaritas at Sirona’s Bar and the Horseshoe Bar on the Grandstand Mezzanine each Friday

• Free General Admission and Parking each Friday

• $80 Win/Place Feeder Tournament for Xpressbet Members

Saturday, October 2

OKTOBERFEST on Trackside Apron—WALK-UPS WELCOME!

• Free Santa Anita Hat Giveaway, sponsored by Yaamava Resort & Casino at San Manuel (Available to Thoroughbreds and XB Rewards Members). FREE & EASY 

Signup for non-members at pickup sites

• $5 Infield Admission, includes Parking & Program each weekend through Gate 6 off of Colorado Place

• Infield Family Fun Zone

• Infield Biergarten (each Saturday & Sunday)  

Sunday, October 3

OKTOBERFEST on Trackside Apron—WALK-UPS WELCOME!

• $5 Infield Admission, includes Parking & Program each weekend through Gate 6 off of Colorado Place

• Infield Family Fun Zone

• Infield Biergarten

Entries for Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet opener on Oct. 1 will be drawn Tuesday, Sept. 28.  For additional information regarding racing and promotions through closing day, Oct. 31, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.

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