Santa Anita Park

sights / Sporting venues

Santa Anita Park information

Location
Los Angeles , USA
Address
285 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia
Tickets
+1 626 574 6366
More information
www.santaanita.com
Prices
admission general $5, clubhouse $10, under 17yr free
Opening hours
racing season Christmas–mid-Apr, late Sep–early Nov, tram tours 8:30am & 9:45am Sat & Sun
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Home of the legendary Seabiscuit, this stunning, art-deco thoroughbred racetrack is the oldest and one of the most prestigious in Southern California. Free tram tours take you to Seabiscuit’s barn, the jockey’s room and other sights during racing season.

The track opened in 1934 and pioneered the use of the automated starting gate, the photo finish and the electrical timer. Stars who kept and raced their horses here have ranged from Bing Crosby and Errol Flynn to Mark McGrath (of Sugar Ray), Alex Trebek and Burt Bacharach. The only stain on its legacy happened during WWII when it served as a Japanese-American detention camp.