Santa Anita Announces Advance Ticket Sale For Classic Meet

November 23, 2022

~ Opportunities & Promotions For Opener On Monday, Dec. 26
~ Traditional Wall Callendar, Mathis Plush Horse Toy Fundraiser Part Of Newly Branded ‘Classic Meet’ Promotional Menu

Santa Anita Press Release

ARCADIA, Calif.—Santa Anita Park has announced it will make special pre-sale ticketing opportunities available to fans who plan to attend the track’s Classic Meet opening day on Monday, Dec. 26 beginning next Tuesday, Nov. 29 for those that register at

An iconic destination on the Southern California sports landscape since Christmas Day, 1934, Santa Anita will again offer all fans its traditional wall calendar free of charge with paid admission on its newly branded Classic Meet opening day.  Known as Santa Anita’s Winter Meet dating back to the mid- 1930s, the Classic Meet will offer fans and horsemen classic, world class racing through April 9. 

Additionally, fans will again have the opportunity to assist in Thoroughbred aftercare as the popular Mathis Home Plush Toy Horse will be offered as a way for fans to contribute to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA).

Hall of Fame John Velazquez. Benoit Photo

With top jockeys such as Frankie Dettori, Flavien Prat, Juan Hernandez, John Velazquez, Mike Smith, Victor Espinoza, Ramon Vazquez and others on-hand, world class racing will be the order of the day throughout the Classic Meet, which will be immediately followed by Santa Anita’s Spring Meet, which will run from April 22 through June 18. 

Fans are advised that Santa Anita Park Newsletter subscribers can purchase pre-sale tickets to opening day for two days, on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30.  For those who have not yet subscribed to the Santa Anita Newsletter, they are encouraged to visit in order to subscribe via a special email link. 

Ticket sales for opening day will be available to the General Public beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. by visiting and tickets can also be purchased by calling the Santa Anita Ticket Office at (626) 574-6366.

A total of six graded stakes will highlight the opening day racing menu, headed by three Grade I events, the $300,000 Runhappy Malibu, the $300,000 La Brea and the $300,000 American Oaks.

Three Grade II stakes, the Santa Anita Mathis Mile, the San Antonio, and the San Gabriel will serve as supporting features on what promises to be a truly Classic afternoon.

The Following Promotions Will Be Available On Santa Anita’s Classic Meet Opening Day, Dec. 26:

  • One Free Santa Anita Wall Calendar that includes a Bounceback Coupon redeemable Opening Week per Paid Admission
  • Mathis Home Plush Toy Horse Fundraiser for CARMA
  • Flightline Retirement Celebration
  • Craft Beer & Cider Tasting Trackside
  •  Whiskey in Winter in the Chandelier Room
  • Winter Family Fun Zone in the Infield
  • Loge Box Seats & Trackside Dining Packages
  • Opening Day in the FrontRunner Buffet
  • Special Sports Lounge Buffet Package
  • Popular $7,500 Online Showvivor Begin

There will be a special early first post time on Classic Meet opening day at 11 a.m.  For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.

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