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Santa Anita Race Park

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Address: 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007-3472
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+1 626-574-7223
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:30

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Great Day for Horse Racing Photography

If you like to shoot horse racing photography, this is the place to go. Thursdays and Fridays are free admission and not very crowded, especially the earlier posts. They don't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Corona, California
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Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to shoot horse racing photography, this is the place to go. Thursdays and Fridays are free admission and not very crowded, especially the earlier posts. They don't mind you bringing the big pro lenses (I shoot with a Canon 300mm 2.8 on a 5 ds) out there and you can get some fabulous action photos, even right... More 

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Pomona, California, USA
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opening day is completely overcrowded. Long lines for bets and drinks. We paid an additional $35 for the craft beer vendors. The lines were so long that we were unable to us all of your drink vouchers and the better beers ran out quickly. The remaining beers were not worth drinking.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've grown up in Arcadia so I'm partial to this historic landmark. This place has so much history, it's amazing that so many of Arcadia's residents have yet to ever step foot inside and experience it for themselves. From Seabiscuit to the Annual Derby held here in April to the days of its interim Japanese interment camp location to a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Most people think race tracks are basically the same everywhere. If you were blindfolded and taken to a track . . . iy would be almoist impossible to quickly determine exactly where in the country you were sitting. At Santa Anita, not so much! Santa Anita might just feature the most dramatic scenery backdrop of any race track in America... More 

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temple city calif
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went for the races and lunch in the Front Runner Restaurant. The food was excellent and the horse racing very exciting. I would highly recommend it for a day of fun. Prices were very reasonable for the meals.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We went for a second time at a real World Cup of racing at Santa Anita. It is located in the luxurious neighborhood of Arcadia. Champion Horses of all over the world visit the US to exhibit beauty and racing capacity. You should buy tickets some 3 or 4 months in advance for this meeting. For regular meetings, it's no... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Ok so basically the last 3 races were all winners so clearly remembering the best of it. We had the cheapest tickets about 30 dollars I think for the breeders cup. All in all the course is fantastic, the view is amazing and a great day's racing. One downside is the staff were quite rude, buying food (which isn't cheap)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was a special trip to the USA to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and the Breeders Cup has long been an ambition. We also love the film Seabiscuit so what better way to combine both by seeing the Breeders Cup at Santa Anita- Seabiscuit's home. We attended on both days. On Friday we pushed the boat out, did the... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lovely place, beautiful and very kind people! They were organized and ready for a large crowd as there was never a wait for food, beverage or in the restrooms. A lot of history and pride here and it definitely showed. Congratulations to a lot of work that was very well done - it looked beautiful, especially in the paddock area.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I hadn't been to a horse rack track in many years until I visited Santa Anita. Things have changed. The betting was done on machines and it didn't take long to get the hang of them and figure out how to do it. No real lines as it wasn't busy the day I went even though admission was free. Bought... More 

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