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Santa Anita Derby

Gayle Anderson was live in Arcadia because tomorrow, Saturday April 6th at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia it’s SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY. Folks will be placing their bets at Santa Anita Park on who will participate in the Kentucky Derby!

The 76th Running of the Grade I Santa Anita Derby is set for $750,000, guaranteed  Late Pick 4 presented by Daily Racing Form. There will be 3 more graded stakes. In addition to the races, SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY provides an entire day of entertainment:

   *Watch the Budweiser Clydesdales perform on the main track

   *Attend the Derby Day KROQ Concert in the Santa Anita Infield with performances by Iration and KROQ DJs. (Access to the KROQ concert is available with paid general admission.)

   *In between the races, there will be premium food trucks, over 50 craft-microbrew beers, and family fun activities.

 General admission is $5.00, which does not include a reserved seat or access to the Club House, Box Seating Area, and the Turf Club. Club House admission is $8.50, which does not include a reserved seat or access to the Turf Club. Turf Club admission is $20, which does not include a reserved seat. Dress code is enforced for the Turf Club. Admission for children (ages 17 and under) is FREE when accompanied by a parent or guardian. To purchase online tickets, click HERE. All sales are final. 

Receive a FREE Santa Anita Derby t-shirt with paid admission, while supplies last.

Don’t forget to wear your hat for the Santa Anita Derby Hat Contest! Wear the best hat for Derby Day and you could be placing a $500 win bet on the Santa Anita Derby. To enter, wait in front of the Grey Goose Winner’s Circle before Race 7. Good luck! 

Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Derby Day starts at 12:00 p.m. Parking is $4 for General, $6 for Preferred, and $10 for Valet and Limousine parking. 

Last April, a record 5,683 participants gathered for Santa Anita’s 18th annual Derby Day 5K Walk and Run. Race course runs through the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden and finishes on the legendary Santa Anita Race Track. 

 Race Day Schedule of Events: 

8:00 a.m.               5K Open Race * Wave start
8:18 a.m.               5K Walk
8:30 a.m.- Noon       Entertainment, music, food
9:45 a.m.               Kids’ 6-Furlong Race (7-12 yrs.)
10:05 a.m.             Homestretch Dash (6 & under)
10:15 a.m.             Awards ceremony

 It’s not too late to participate in this year’s event. T-shirt Bib Pickup and walk-in registration will be available on Friday, April 5th at Westfield Arcadia on the Promenade Deck from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and on Race Day, Saturday, April 6th, in the Gate 3 parking lot starting at 6:30 a.m. Cash or check only for registration on Friday and Saturday. 

Set against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains and opened in 1934, Santa Anita Park is Southern California’s oldest racetrack. Santa Anita’s “big meet” runs from December 26th to April 21st, Thursday through Sunday and Holiday racing. With Derby Fever in full swing, watch as California’s best three-year-olds race for their spot in the Kentucky Derby in May. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Gates open at 10:00 a.m. 
SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY
Santa Anita Park
285 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 574-RACE 

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Santa Anita’s 18th Annual Derby Day 5K Walk and Run
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. 
Race starts at 8:00 a.m.
Starting gate near Gate 3
Santa Anita Park
285 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007
(760) 434-5255

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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Gayle Anderson was live in Arcadia because tomorrow, Saturday April 6th at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia it’s Santa Anita Derby Day! Gayle talked with Jockey Kevin Krigger, who next month could become the first African American to win the Kentucky Derby, since 1902.

Gayle Anderson was live in Arcadia because tomorrow, Saturday April 6th at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia it’s Santa Anita Derby Day! Gayle talked with Jockey Kevin Krigger, who next month could become the first African American to win the Kentucky Derby, since 1902.

Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Derby Day starts at 12:00 p.m. Parking is $4 for general, $6 for preferred, and $10 for valet and limousine parking.

Race Day Schedule of Events:

8:00 a.m.              5K Open Race * Wave start
8:18 a.m.               5K Walk
8:30 – Noon         Entertainment, music, food
9:45 a.m.              Kids’ 6-Furlong Race (7-12 yrs.)
10:05 a.m.           Homestretch Dash (6 & under)
10:15 a.m.            Awards ceremony

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.

Morning News
04/05/13

Santa Anita Derby- The Race Queen

Gayle Anderson was live in Arcadia because tomorrow, Saturday April 6th at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia it’s Santa Anita Derby Day! Gayle chatted with Ms. Racing Queen Tatiana Schoeppler about her mission to promote thoroughbred racing through classes and events.

Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Derby Day starts at 12:00 p.m. Parking is $4 for general, $6 for preferred, and $10 for valet and limousine parking. 

Race Day Schedule of Events: 

8:00 a.m.               5K Open Race * Wave start
8:18 a.m.               5K Walk
8:30 a.m.- Noon       Entertainment, music, food
9:45 a.m.               Kids’ 6-Furlong Race (7-12 yrs.)
10:05 a.m.             Homestretch Dash (6 & under)
10:15 a.m.             Awards ceremony

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.

Morning News
04/05/13

Santa Anita Derby- The Race Park

Gayle Anderson was live in Arcadia because tomorrow, Saturday. April 6th at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia it’s Santa Anita Derby Day! The park has many statues of past winners and is one of the oldest, active race tracks in the country.

Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Derby Day starts at 12:00 p.m. Parking is $4 for General, $6 for Preferred, and $10 for Valet and Limousine parking. 

Race Day Schedule of Events: 

8:00 a.m.               5K Open Race * Wave start
8:18 a.m.               5K Walk
8:30 a.m.- Noon       Entertainment, music, food
9:45 a.m.               Kids’ 6-Furlong Race (7-12 yrs.)
10:05 a.m.             Homestretch Dash (6 & under)
10:15 a.m.             Awards ceremony

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.

Gayle Anderson was live in Arcadia because tomorrow, Saturday, April 6th at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia it’s Santa Anita Derby Day! The Santa Anita Derby is one of the most important and prestigous events on the circuit.

Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Derby Day starts at 12:00 p.m. Parking is $4 for General, $6 for Preferred, and $10 for Valet and Limousine parking. 

Race Day Schedule of Events: 

8:00 a.m.               5K Open Race * Wave start
8:18 a.m.               5K Walk
8:30 a.m.- Noon       Entertainment, music, food
9:45 a.m.               Kids’ 6-Furlong Race (7-12 yrs.)
10:05 a.m.             Homestretch Dash (6 & under)
10:15 a.m.             Awards ceremony

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.

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