SANTA ANITA READIES FOR PENULTIMATE WEEK OF AUTUMN MEET, SEVEN STAKES SET FOR SATURDAY AS BREEDERS’ CUP LOOMS NOV. 4 & 5 FROM KEENELAND
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2022)—With the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships looming on Nov. 4 & 5 at Keeneland, Santa Anita Park will enter the penultimate week of its current 18-day Autumn Meet this Friday and expectations are running high for a huge weekend as the track will offer a total of seven stakes, three of them graded, on Saturday.
Entries were taken for a nine-race card on Friday this morning and in addition to great racing, fans will again be treated to free General Admission and parking along with $3 beers and $5 margaritas.
This Saturday figures to be one of the biggest days of the meet with the Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes, for fillies and mares at one mile on turf and the Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby, at a mile and one eighth on turf, sharing top billing.
The Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on grass will also be run Saturday, along with the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy for fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf, the $80,000 Lure Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on turf and a pair of $175,000 California-bred stakes at seven furlongs—the Golden State Juvenile and the Golden State Juvenile Fillies.
Entries for Saturday will be taken on Wednesday and fans are encouraged to visit either santaanita.com or Equibase.com for additional racing information.
First post time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday is at 1 p.m. and there is a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six carryover going into Friday of $143,106.40.
Additionally, Santa Anita’s Infield Family Fun Zone will be open over the final two weekends. Pony rides, inflatable jumpers, face painting and more are offered. Fans are encouraged to enter via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place on the track’s northern perimeter.