SANTA ANITA WINTER/SPRING STALL APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AS TRADITIONAL OPENING DAY APPROACHES ON DECEMBER 26
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2021)–With Santa Anita’s traditional Winter/Spring opener fast approaching on Dec. 26, stall applications have been sent out for the track’s 78-day meet, which will run through June 19.
“With a number of out-of-state horses still here in Southern California following last week’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, we want to be sure these horsemen know they’ve got some great options to train and race here at Santa Anita this winter and spring,” said Chris Merz, Santa Anita Director of Racing and Racing Secretary. “The fact that we are now able to once again card sprints down our hillside turf course gives our horsemen a number of opportunities that are not available anywhere else in the country.
“Along with our turf chute, we’re now able to accommodate a wide variety of needs, from maiden claiming to upper level allowance and stakes competition. When you factor in the likely prospect of good weather for training on our main track and inner training track, I think many owners and trainers can see we’ve got a lot to offer especially when compared to training and racing in very cold, wet conditions.”
With a 10 percent increase over last year announced this past October, Santa Anita will be offering the biggest overnight purse structure in its 87-year history.
Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Condition Book One will be available online Nov. 29. For additional information, please visit www.santaanita.com or call the Santa Anita Racing Office at (626) 574-6352.