Opening day at Santa Anita Park was pushed back two days due to weather issues and thanks to that move, horse racing fans were treated to a stunningly beautiful opening day.
Jockey Mike Smith became the winningest rider in Grade 1 stakes in North America when he won the Malibu Stakes on Omaha Beach. The opening 11-race card featured plenty of excitement, including Cowboy’s Daughter winning the third race after going off at 54-1 odds.
In addition to the day of horse racing guests were treated to a number of great options to make the experience even better. For fans of beer, the Beer and Cider Festival allowed guests tastings of some of the best beer in Southern California along with incredible barbecue from Meathead BBQ. There was also the “Whiskey in Winter” party that featured a buffet and whiskey tasting. There were plenty of other dining options as well as the best view in all of horse racing and for families the family fun zone offered plenty for kids of all ages.
If you are looking for an experience that says Southern California, a day at Santa Anita will give you just that. There are so many things to do while taking in some incredible races, any day is a good day to experience Santa Anita.
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ABOUT SANTA ANITA PARK
Santa Anita Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and is one of North America’s top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is North America’s premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.