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Santa Anita Race Park

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A day at Santa Anita is pretty much guaranteed to be a fun day. It's a lovely old building with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Fun time at the track.

A day at the races was great fun. I wanted to Surprise my husband by taking him some place he had... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Lompoc, California
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285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007-3472
+1 626-574-7223
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 26 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

Thank lyoto
Reviewed 19 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 Robyn P
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
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere and people in any occasion. Easy parking and accessible to all ages.

Thank Karina S
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Sat in the Frontrunner for 3 days at the end of the racing meet. Enjoyed the food and drink and would recommend the dining room to anyone visiting the track

Thank johng032
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

It's a nice track with great views. Easy to park and get in and easy to look at horses before races. Only issue is the beer was very expensive

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Just had a ball with friends! Free parking and admission on Thursdays and Fridays. Only $5 a person at the Frontrunner restaurant. Great drinks. Great food. Great fun!

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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