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Santa Anita Race Park

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Closed Now: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Loved going to Santa Anita. Its beautiful and the staff were very nice. Got box seats and was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Santa Anita Park for the races and my friends bday during Oktoberfest celebration. We had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007-3472
+1 626-574-7223
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 March 2014

You can't beat the price - free! Ideally you phone ahead to reserve a ticket on the tram tour, although you can also just show up and try to get on if there is room. The tour runs on Saturdays and Sunday's, unless there is...More

5  Thank ShirlLRacine
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 October 2014

I visited Santa Anita to celebrate my mother's 88th birthday as she is an big horse fan. The first problem was actually finding where to park. There were NO signs. After asking several different attendants we were directed to the handicap parking area. Of course,...More

2  Thank Bunny0016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved going to Santa Anita. Its beautiful and the staff were very nice. Got box seats and was very happy sitting there. Also you can pop down to the paddock or anywhere at any time. The food selections were good.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Santa Anita Park for the races and my friends bday during Oktoberfest celebration. We had a blast. Love the track!

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I doubt there is a more attractive setting for a race track in the country. Sitting in the club house, looking out over the track, and seeing the San Gabriel Mountains in the background, makes for a great day. We go a few times a...More

Thank Max G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can no longer reserve a certain table which I find disagreeable. You have to say that you have at least 4 people coming or you are seated at the smallest table made by man.

Thank John C
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A day at Santa Anita is pretty much guaranteed to be a fun day. It's a lovely old building with top-notch contestsnts. It's a lot more fun if you bet on the horses.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 8 September 2018

A day at the races was great fun. I wanted to Surprise my husband by taking him some place he had never been before. The Horse Races was it. It was an awesome day. The day we went it was raining a bit so we...More

Thank dismaniacjd19
Reviewed 27 August 2018

You can bring the entire family here and nobody will be bored. The grounds are beautiful and expansive so plenty to see and do. Take the kids to the infield to run around and play on the playground equipment. While the racing has dropped off...More

1  Thank lyoto
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My extended family and I spent an entire day at Santa Anita and had a fabulous time. This was the first time any of us had been to a live horse race and we weren't sure what to expect. Watching the races was very exciting,...More

Thank robynp200
Reviewed 14 July 2018

If you have an afternoon Santa ANita is a fun place to go with friends or family to take in a day at the races. The track is not as formal as it once was so you can go to the Turf Club and grab...More

Thank allnines1414
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We spent one afternoon at Santa Anita Race Track. First of all the view of the mountains as a backdrop was spectacular. The atmosphere was great and everybody was helpful and really patient. We caught the last 5 races and walked away up on the...More

Thank cymrus
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John C
15 April 2018|
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Response from mand022 | Reviewed this property |
General entrance and parking are free on Fridays, box seats going from $10.00,on Saturdays and Sundays $15.00 but they charge $5.00 for parking and $5.00 entrance
John C
15 April 2018|
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Response from Chuck R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late answering this question. As I recall, it was abundant and free.
Deanne V
28 August 2017|
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Response from Lani L | Reviewed this property |
My favorite place is in the box seats near the finish line. But like everyone else has stated, it depends on your goal. I love the TVs in the box seats so you can watch the race on the parts of the track you can't see as... More