To our fans and supporters,
We are proud to be back racing under the majestic San Gabriel Mountains and we appreciate everyone in our industry - the owners, trainers, jockeys, backstretch workers, and employees - for their tremendous dedication and hard work under new protocols that allow us to continue racing in a safe environment during this pandemic.
Most importantly, we would like to thank all of you, our dedicated horse racing fans, for your continued support over the last 86 years – and especially over these last several weeks. Your absence from the grandstand is sorely missed every day.
We are continuing to work with state and local officials regarding when it will be safe to re-open sporting venues for spectators and we will continue to provide updates as the situation progresses.
As we head into the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby Day this Saturday, June 6, it will be surreal to not hear the thunderous roar of your celebration at the top of the stretch, or your collective cheer after a photo finish. Although we cannot be together to enjoy our iconic setting, we are looking forward to you being a large part of the excitement from home as we present a world-class program featuring seven stakes races, highlighted by the Grade I Runhappy Santa Anita Derby.