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Santa Anita Race Park

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285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007-3472
+1 626-574-7223
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The Great Race Place. Sometimes.

Since Hollywood Park closed this is really the last old racetrack in L.A. A fun place to be on any... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kimo213
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Dublin, Ireland
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Horse racing

I like to go to the horse race track, it is a wonderful experience, Santa Anita is a nice track... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
mand022
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007-3472
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since Hollywood Park closed this is really the last old racetrack in L.A. A fun place to be on any Derby Day (Kentucky Derby, Preakness or Belmont). Santa Anita Derby is fun too, especially if a local has a shot at the run for the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I like to go to the horse race track, it is a wonderful experience, Santa Anita is a nice track, the people that works there are friendly and helpful. I went there on a Thursday, there was no charge for the parking and the entrance,...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I recommend not to buy there sky view package when you go. We spent 140 dollars for two and it was a waist of money. The service, food and seats were horrible. It was a total disaster. They had one waiter for every 20 table...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Beautiful grounds, beautiful horses and there is something for everyone including kids. We went for their "Easter Sunday special" which included box seats, a wonderful lunch and even an Easter basket full of sweets for the kids. Watching those wonderful horses racing for the finish...More

1  Thank Banerman
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I had the occassion once again to go to Santa Anita from the East Coast. It's my third or fourth trip and there will be more I hope. Just a lovely racing experience!

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

How lovely is grounds, takes back when racing was an American pass time. Love the big buildings from by gone age. Art Deco or around. We watched our horse get saddled and ready, he was fantastic, the excitement was in air for his second ever...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The view alone is worth a visit. It is jaw droppingly stunning, seriously. We have lived in Los Angeles for years and I can't believe we haven't come before now. We had a fantastic time just hanging around and enjoying the horses, the fun of...More

1  Thank ShesAlwaysWright
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We've been here a few times and it's a great place to watch the ponies with stunning mountains in the background. A little hard to figure things out if you've never been to a race track before. The general area is bustling with people who...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Should you like try something a little bit different you cannot go much wrong with a day at the races. The grounds are beautiful the horses tops class. They have changed the arrangements for the inner circle, no more segments with the bar & BBQ...More

Thank Morfynn
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

They don’t call it the “Great Race Place” for nothing. The back drop of Mt Wilson is stunning They’re are a lot of different options for seating,dining,etc. If you’re going to the races on the weekend make reservations,prior to going. You can see the horses...More

Thank Cyndi K
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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
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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
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