The Races

Friday, November 1

Saturday, November 2


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Trackside Breakfast Marquee

October 28 - November 1

Enjoy exclusive views of morning workouts and dine alongside fellow horsemen and women while enjoying Wolfgang Puck's breakfast offerings.

The Draw Reception

October 28

Draw for two Breeders' Cup Races; the Distaff and Classic. Includes Post Draw Trainer Interviews. Location: Chandelier Room, Santa Anita Park


October 30

The annual Jocktails charity event takes place during Breeders' Cup Week as celebrity jockeys bartend for a common cause. The Event will Benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The Event is INVITE ONLY but A Limited Number of Tickets will be available for $100 (Ticket includes Admission, Complimentary Cocktails, & Appetizers). Location: Frontrunner Room, Santa Anita. Learn More

An Evening With The Stars

October 31
The official welcome event of the World Championships will celebrate the 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup’s. Hosts Kenny Mayne, Tom Durkin and Kurt Hoover will take guests through the 30 greatest moments of the World Championships featuring a Q & A with racing legends.

Taste Of The World

November 1

The horsemen and women at the Breeders' Cup World Championships have notoriously good taste. On Friday, November 1 be there as Bobby Flay co-hosts the 3rd annual A Taste of the World, an international culinary event featuring chefs from 15 different countries around the globe. Location: The Huntington Library

Taste Of LA

November 1-2

The 2nd annual Artisanal Food Court featuring the best of LA was set up around Seabiscuit Court at Santa Anita Park will feature 9 booths of unique food options. Each booth will offer a signature dish at $7 per portion.

Fascinators & Fedoras

November 1-2

Dress to impress at the Breeders' Cup and you could win big in the Fascinators & Fedoras Fashion contest. The most fabulous fascinators, fedoras and hats will be awarded up to $10,000 in Westfield gift cards. Location: Westfield Lounge near the Kingsbury Fountain

Champion's Terrace

November 1-2

Winners of Championship races will enjoy a private party with champagne toasts and delectable desserts just steps away from the winner's circle.

Seabiscuit Tours

November 2

Board the Seabiscuit Tram near Clockers’ Corner and take a tour of The Great Race Place. The Seabiscuit tram will take you to the stable area, receiving barn, and the Paddock Gardens. Plus, see Seabiscuit’s original stall and barn, areas used during the filming of the movie Seabiscuit, and meet the equine star of Seabiscuit, Fighting Furrari, who played the primary role in the film. Not only that, you will also visit the jockeys room, silks room, saddling paddock, the walking ring with its topiaries and statuary, and the carriage horses in their home under the Grandstand. Enjoy breakfast at Clockers’ Corner before or after this fun and FREE tram ride. This is truly a unique experience! Tours depart at 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday during live Racing Seasons.For more information call (626) 574-6677


Santa Anita

When colorful early Californian E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin built a racetrack on his vast Santa Anita Rancho in the San Gabriel Valley just outside of Los Angeles in 1907, little could he have imagined its legacy. The story of Baldwin's Santa Anita racetrack and its modern-day successor, Santa Anita Park, is one of the world's premier Thoroughbred racecourses, which celebrated its 75th anniversary year in 2009-2010.

San Francisco dentist Dr. Charles H. Strub and movie mogul Hal Roach led the group who bankrolled building Santa Anita Park in 1934, a risky venture in the midst of the Great Depression. But from the start it was a success and a showcase for many of the finest Thoroughbreds, most esteemed owners, and greatest horsemen and jockeys in the land.

Physically, the park spans 320 acres and features a one-mile natural dirt track that surrounds a turf course of 9/10 of a mile. The grandstand is rendered in Art Deco style that largely reflects the original design from the early 1900s. Stabling at Santa Anita is capable of hosting over 1,800 thoroughbreds and in 2000, the facility was named among the “Most Endangered Historic Places” in America.

Today, Santa Anita hosts several significant races on the national stakes calendar in Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Derby and Strub Stakes to name a few. In addition to racing, the park hosts season-long events including concerts, food truck festivals, photographer days, hot rod car shows, fundraisers and more. With its close proximity to Hollywood and picturesque setting, Santa Anita Park also is the setting for many films and TV shows. When it's not being used for its beautiful setting, Hollywood makes use of the Santa Anita Park parking lot and through the magic of film, transforms the plain concrete into deserts, oceans, and so much more.

From Azucar to Zenyatta, equine stars have entranced fans with thrilling performances — Seabiscuit winning the Santa Anita Handicap, Affirmed using a Santa Anita Derby victory to catapult him to a Triple Crown sweep, John Henry taking two Big 'Caps, to name a few.

Johnny Longden's retirement on a winner, Bill Shoemaker's Legend's Last Ride, and Laffit Pincay Jr.'s seven wins in a day are just a few of the highlights of the jockeys at Santa Anita.

Additionally, accomplishments of such trainers as Charlie Whittingham, Bobby Frankel, D. Wayne Lukas, Bob Baffert, and Richard Mandella, and the contributions of a glittering roster of owners, including Calumet Farm, Charles S. Howard, Rex Ellsworth, Golden Eagle Farm, Bob and Beverly Lewis, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss, have helped to make Santa Anita The Great Race Place.



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Facility Map

Seating, concessions, and facilities in the Santa Anita Grandstand

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Site Map

An overview map of Santa Anita Park, including parking areas, the paddock, and the stable area.

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Food & Gifts

Champions! Gifts & Apparel

If you are visiting Santa Anita, stop in and see us. Champions! is located in the East Paddock Gardens, across from the walking ring. Champions! is open each racing day (Wednesday through Sunday) during the racing season from gate opening to 1/2 hour after the last live race. In the summer months (mid-July through late September), Champions! is open weekends only, from 11:30 am to 4 pm. Shop Online

The Lanai Room

The Lanai Room in the Club House offers a variety of food choices every day to racing fans. The menu includes soup, jumbo hot dogs, salads, sandwiches, Philly cheese steak, rice bowls, snacks, pastries and beverages.

Lucky B’s

If hot dogs are your thing, then get on down to the walking ring and to Lucky B’s Gourmet Hot Dogs. There you’ll find the classics: Chili Cheese, Foot Long, Kraut and the best authentic Chicago Dog outside the Windy City. Lucky has beers, soda and snacks too.

Turf Club

The grandeur of historic Santa Anita awaits you when you dine where the Hollywood ‘A list’ and other racing enthusiasts have for over 75 years at the Turf Terrace. At both the expansive outdoor terrace and indoor dining room, Turf Club patrons are treated to the best in California cuisine. Dress code enforced.

The Turf Club has a strict Dress Code that all guests must abide by. Ladies (including Children): Daytime business attire consisting of a dress or suit, skirt, or slacks with tailored jacket or sweater is preferred. Denim pants are acceptable when worn with a tailored jacket. Gentlemen (including Children): Daytime business attire consisting of a suit or traditional style sport coat and slacks with collared or turtleneck style shirt is preferred. Ties are optional. Denim pants are acceptable when worn with a tailored jacket. Unacceptable Attire: No worn or torn denim, athletic pants or jackets, jogging suits, shorts, T-shirts, athletic shoes, flip flop sandals, baseball caps, or visors are permitted. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to patrons deemed inappropriately attired.

For Turf Club reservations, call (626) 574-1030 beginning Thursday morning at 8:30AM for the current race week.

Sirona’s Sports Bar

On the Granstand main floor, overlooking the Paddock Gardens, Sirona's is a spectacular sports bar, for any sports fans. With a fully stocked bar and numerous television monitors with sports and horse racing, it is an ideal spot to spend the day. Reservations are not required. You can enjoy delicious food across the way at the Terrace Food Court. You only need General Admission to enter Sirona’s Sports Bar!

FrontRunner Restaurant

There is no more elegant way to experience the finest in thoroughbred racing than dining in the casual elegance of the FrontRunner. Tiered seating looks down on the homestretch with the panorama of the San Gabriel Mountains in the background, a sight unlike anywhere else in the world. And the menu is equal to the setting. Each season brings a new variety of California cuisine flavored by regional influences from all over the U.S. and the world, but our famous Chesapeake Bay Jumbo Lump Crab Cake is still the fan favorite since we opened in 1999. Our 215 foot long bar is one of the longest anywhere and has a beer, wine and cocktail menu equal to its style. Try the Macho Mary. It takes the Bloody Mary to a whole new level! The FrontRunner is open year-round with special menus for each season.

For FrontRunner Reservations call (626) 574-1035 beginning Thursday morning at 10:00AM for the current race week.

Carved Sandwiches

Having a carved sandwich at Santa Anita is more than a tradition for many, it is an outright necessity! While the hand-sliced corned beef is known far and wide as the best, the roast beef, turkey, and ham are also personal favorites for many. With condiments and bread choices for every taste, the sandwiches from our carveries may well be the original “have it your way”. You can find Carved Sandwiches on the Mezz Section and the first floor Grandstand.

Clockers’ Corner

Be an insider! A unique Santa Anita tradition for many is joining the racing world for morning workouts. And while they’re at it, they enjoy a full hot breakfast or, sometimes just coffee and a pastry from our own bakery. Either way, all are welcome to Clocker’s Corner. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience you will not soon forget. Clocker’s Corner is open year-round for breakfast every day until 10:00 AM and parking and admission are free. If you are planning to take the Seabiscuit tram tour, come early and eat first.


How to Bet

Placing a Bet with a Clerk

Give the clerk the following information:

  1. Track and race number.
  2. The dollar amount of the wager.
  3. The type of bet (refer to betting terms below: Win, Place, Show, etc.)
  4. The program number of the horse. (Never use the horse’s name). Example: Santa Anita Park, race #4, $2 to Win, on #8.

Placing a Bet at a Self-Service Terminal

  1. Purchase a credit voucher from the designated machines or use a winning ticket.
  2. Go to any self-service terminal.
  3. Insert voucher or winning ticket and make selections as prompted on the screen
  4. The machine deletes the cost of your bet from your credit voucher or winning ticket. If you win, cash in your ticket at a window or use it in the self-service terminal.

Types of Bets

  • Win: You collect if your horse wins.
  • Place: You collect if your horse wins or is 2nd.
  • Show: You collect if your horse wins or is 2nd or 3rd.
  • Exacta: You collect if you select two horses in one race to finish 1st and 2nd in the exact order.
  • Quinella: You collect if you select the first two finishers in any order in one race.
  • Daily/Late Double: You collect if you pick the horses to win each of two designated races.
  • Trifecta: You collect if you select three horses in one race to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in exact order.
  • Superfecta: You collect if you select four horses in one race to finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in exact order.
  • Triple/Pick 3: You collect if you pick the horses to win each of three designated races.
  • Pick 6/9: You collect if you pick the horses to finish 1st in each of six or nine designated races.
  • Box: Term to indicate covering your selections in all possible finish orders. Example: $2 Exacta Box numbers 3 & 8 horses.

How to Read The Program



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