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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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  For additional information regarding the Autumn Meet opening weekend,  please visit and for Breeders’ Cup ticketing and reservations, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.

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