(Clocker’s Corner at Santa Anita / Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita)
From the Santa Anita Media Team:
With horsemen now preparing for Santa Anita’s 2021 Autumn Meet opener on Friday, Oct. 1, Clockers’ Corner, the track’s popular breakfast destination located at the top of the stretch, has reopened to the public seven days a week.
Replete with a revised breakfast menu that offers something for everyone, Clockers’ Corner is open each day from 5 to 10 a.m. An iconic gathering point for horsemen and fans for many decades, Clockers’ Corner provides attendees with an up-close look at morning training both on the main track and inner training track with the majestic San Gabriel Mountains serving as a backdrop.
Accessible via Gate 8 off of Baldwin Ave., admission is free to Clockers’ Corner and ample seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Families are welcome as atendees have an opportunity to interact with some of the top jockeys and trainers in America, many of whom make Clockers’ Corner a part of their daily routine.
In addition to a complete breakfast menu that includes coffee, tea and juices, track programs and Daily Racing Form are also offered for sale each racing day.
Santa Anita’s 16-day Autumn Meet, which concludes on Oct. 31, will feature a number of Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Challenge Race qualifiers over the first two weekends, including the Grade I, $300,000 American Pharoah and three other stakes on what figures to be an outstanding opening day program.
A prep for horses considering the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar Nov. 6, the Grade II, $200,000 Eddie D Stakes, which honors retired Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, marks a return to Santa Anita’s iconic Camino Real Turf Course on opening day as 3-year-olds and up will sprint about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf.
First post time throughout the 16-day run, with the exception of Oct. 2, will be at 1 p.m. (First post time for a 10-race card that will include five stakes on Oct. 2 is at 12:30 p.m.)
For additional information regarding Clockers’ Corner and Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn Meet, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.