Santa Anita’s 19-Day Autumn Meet Opens Friday 

September 26, 2023

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First Post Time At 1 P.M., Free Parking & Admission, $3 Beers, $5 Margaritas Available
40th Running Of The Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 3 & 4 To Highlight Meet

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ARCADIA, Calif.—Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet will get underway on Friday, with first post time for a nine-race card at 1 p.m. and the track will also offer free admission and parking along with $3 beers and $5 margaritas.  The Autumn Meet will be highlighted by the 40th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 3 & 4 as Santa Anita will host the equivalent of racing’s Super Bowl for a record 11thtime.

The Grade III, $100,000 Chillingworth Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 6 ½ furlongs, will serve as Friday’s main event and will keynote a total of nine stakes over opening weekend—most of which have Breeders’ Cup implications.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29

  • Admission gates open 11 a.m.
  • First post time 1 p.m.
  • Free Parking & Admission
  • Grade III, $100,000 Chillingworth Stakes
  • $3 Beers & $5 Margaritas
  • Reserved Premium Box Seats, FrontRunner & SILKS are $10 on Fridays
  • Grandstand Seating, free, first come, first served ALL DAYS except Breeders’ Cup

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30

  • Admission gates open 11 a.m. 
  • First post time 1 p.m. 
  • $10 Admission, includes Parking, Racing Program and access to Grandstand Reserved Seating
  • Reserved Premium Box Seats, FrontRunner Restaurant & SILKS, $20 (includes admission)
  • Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, Grade II, $200,000 Eddie D, Grade II, $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship presented by Estrella Jalisco and the Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile

SUNDAY, OCT. 1

  • Admission Gates open 11 a.m. 
  • First post time 1 p.m.
  • $10 Admission includes Parking, Racing program and access to Grandstand Reserved Seating
  • Reserved Premium Box Seats, FrontRunner Restaurant & SILKS, $20 (includes admission)          
  • Grade II, $200,000 Zenyatta Stakes, Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship, Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Stakes and the $100,000 Unzip Me Stakes

Fans are encouraged to explore events and purchase tickets for live racing at Santa Anita at santaanita.com/events.  For additional information regarding the Autumn Meet opening weekend,  please visit santaanita.com and for Breeders’ Cup ticketing and reservations, please visit breederscup.com/ticketing or call (626) 574-RACE.

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