Dating back to 1934, Santa Anita race track is positioned in front of the Gabriel Mountains, providing a picturesque setting for world-class horse racing. This elegant racing venue boasts original 1930’s features and is often used as a setting for period dramas and movies.
The course has a one-mile (1,609 m) main dirt track surrounding a 0.9-mile (1,448 m) turf course. There is also a hillside turf course used for shorter turf races. The main racing season is in March with a host of Grade 1 races, including Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Margarita Stakes and the Santa Anita Oaks.
Santa Anita Calendar 2017
Activities at Santa Anita
Not only famous as a world-class horse racing track and entertainment center, Santa Anita was the set for the acclaimed equestrian film Seabiscuit (2003). Take the Seabiscuit tour and board the free tram to see the sights of Santa Anita, including the stables and Seabiscuit’s original stall and barn.
Follow your tour with the breakfast of champions at Clockers’ Corner. Tours depart at 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday during the live racing season.
Children will have a great day out at the race course, with regular children’s entertainment in the Family Fun Zone, and activities such as pony rides and face painting.
There are a range of viewing areas and packages to choose from, from standing stalls to box seats that comfortably seat private groups of four to six.
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Dining at Santa Anita
Santa Anita park offers guests a generous choice when it comes to dining and refreshments. With over ten eateries to choose from visitors are spoilt for choice. Celebrate your winnings with a trip to The FrontRunner Restaurant, winner of the Diners’ Choice Award 2017.
The Frontrunner restaurant, on Level 4, boasts spectacular views over the main track and Gabriel Mountains, and features a 215-foot long bar and seasonal menu. Enjoy favorites such as Santa Anita’s Clam Chowder and Frontrunner’s Crabcake. If you want to experience the thrill of watching the races from the terrace, the Turf Terrace Restaurant is the best seat in the house, with a formal sit-down dining layout on Level 3, serving up fine cuisine in the heart of the action.
For pre or post-race drinks, The Chandelier Room is the place to be. This exclusive bar and restaurant is home to some of LA’s top chefs. Recently given a multi-million dollar renovation, this elegant establishment features original 1930’s chandeliers and spiral staircases leading to a VIP viewing balcony. For more casual dining options, guests can take their pick from hand carved sandwiches at Grade One, noodle dishes at Pick Three, Mexican at Tri-Taco-Fecta and more.
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