Live horse racing returns Friday at Santa Anita

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24 Day Autumn Meet Highlighted by Breeders’ Cup

Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) have announced they will jointly offer fans a $50,000 Pick Six Bonus on all non-carryover Sundays, throughout Santa Anita upcoming Autumn Meet, which opens Friday, Sept. 27. In addition to the Pick Six Bonus, Santa Anita will also be guaranteeing pools of $400,000 and $200,000 in the weekend and weekday Late Pick Four pools.
“We are very excited to have been able to reach this agreement with TOC, and we’re all looking forward to offering this very popular Pick Six Bonus to our fans here in California and across the country,” said Santa Anita’s Senior Vice President, Racing & Gaming, Tom Ludt. “This Pick Six model has proven extremely popular over the past two years at Del Mar and we have no doubt it will be here at Santa Anita as well.
“With the cooperation of the TOC, these monies will help stimulate significant additional handle not just on the Pick Six, but on other wagers throughout our betting menu. Additionally, we believe both of our Pick Four guarantees will also be well received by our fans. We anticipate several other innovative changes to our pari-mutuel look and we look forward to announcing those details soon.”
Santa Anita will again offer two 50 cent Pick Fours a day. The Pick Six will again be offered on the final six races each day.
The 30th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships will return to Santa Anita for the seventh time on Nov. 1 & 2. Closing day for the 24-day Autumn Meet is Sunday, Nov. 3. Santa Anita will present Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, as five Grade I stakes in preparation for the two-day Breeders’ Cup.
First post time on opening day is at 1 p.m. Entries for the opening day card will be taken Tuesday, Sept. 24. For more racing information, or to make reservations, visit, or call (626) 574-RACE.


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