Annual photo day this Friday
Santa Anita Park has announced that it will host its sixth Photo Day this Friday, Feb. 22, with registration to begin at 7:30 a.m. at Clockers’ Corner, located at the top of the stretch.
Photo Day will include tram tours of the stable area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; photo opportunities of horses on the track from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and breakfast at Clockers’ Corner beginning at 9:30 a.m., with guest speakers that will include trainer Simon Callaghan and other notable racing figures.
With the majestic San Gabriel Mountains serving as a backdrop, photographers will have the unique opportunity capture some of the nation’s finest Thoroughbreds as they go through their morning paces and when they compete on both turf and natural dirt in the afternoon.
Additionally, Santa Anita, which opened on Dec. 25, 1934, is revered the world over for its unique art deco architecture and picturesque Paddock Gardens and Infield.
Following morning activities, all participants are invited to stay for the afternoon’s eight-race program, which gets underway at 1 p.m. All registered photographers will be granted access to the track’s paddock and winner’s circle areas.
Participants will also be encouraged to submit some of their photos to Santa Anita’s website, www.santaanita.com, and selected shots will be posted.
Those wishing to pre-pay online can register for just $20 at www.santaanita.com. Walk-up registration on the day of the event is $25. Children 17 and under can register for $12. Registration fees cover admission, parking, breakfast and press credentials for the entire day.
For more information or to purchase tickets, fans are encouraged to visit the track’s website, or to call Group Sales at (626) 574-6400.
-Photo by Terry Miller