From the Santa Anita Media Team:

With Opening Day entries for a mega 11-race card taken and drawn, the holiday table is set for Santa Anita’s traditional Winter/Spring Meeting, which opens this Sunday.  A total of six graded stakes will headline a day of world class racing with special early first post time at 11 a.m.

In addition to great racing, on-track fans will again be treated to Santa Anita’s traditional Wall Calendar which is free with paid admission.  Additionally, the popular Mathis Brothers Plush Toy Horse will again be available by making a $20 charitable donation to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), which provides assistance to retired Thoroughbreds.

Admission gates will open at 9 a.m. and three Grade I stakes, the $300,000 Runhappy Malibu, the $300,0000 La Brea and the $300,000 American Oaks, along with the Grade II, $200,000 San Antonio, the Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Mile and the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes, will all figure prominently throughout the day.

The following is a complete schedule of important Opening Day times & promos this Sunday

–Admission Gates Open at 9 a.m., First Post Time at 11 a.m.

–Traditional Wall Calendar, Free with Paid Admission

–Mathis Bros Plush Toy Horse available with $20 donation to CARMA

–General Admission, $10, includes General Parking, Program, Open Seating in Grandstand, Sirona’s Sports Bar, Seabiscuit Court, & Grandstand Paddock Room

–Infield General Admission, $5, includes Parking & Program

–Kids 17 & under Free with Paid Adult

–Preferred Parking, $6, Valet Parking, $10

–Experience Dining Offerings including a FrontRunner Menu curated by Celebrity Chef Jeremy Fall, a Silks (Formerly Turf Terrace) menu featuring Santa Anita Classics and the Santa Anita BBQ in the Loge Box Seats & Trackside Dining.  All packages include a Reserved Seat.

–Craft Beer & Cider Tasting on the Grandstand Apron.

–Infield Winter Family Fun Zone, including Pony Rides, Face Painting, Games & more

–Free Online “Showvivor,” details available at

Fans are encouraged to make reservations and purchase tickets for Opening Day events at  For additional information, please call (626) 574-RACE.

Bring Proof of Vaccination:  Per the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Mega Event Guidelines, fans 12 and older, must provide proof of vaccination status prior to entering Santa Anita Park.  Alternatively, fans can show proof of a negative test result (taken within 72 hours from date of event).  For more information on safety protocols, please visit