Live Racing Resumes Full Force At Santa Anita With Four Graded Stakes On Saturday, April 30 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Live Racing Resumes Full Force At Santa Anita With Four Graded Stakes On Saturday, April 30

After a regularly scheduled brief hiatus this coming weekend, live racing will return in full-force to Santa Anita on Saturday, April 30, as four graded stakes will headline an outstanding card with first post time set for 1 p.m.

With 52 racing days, dating back to opening day on Dec. 26 in the books, Santa Anita will take a four-day pause beginning this Friday, April 22 through Friday, April 29 and with its turf course freshened in the midst of a six month-long meet, fans can again look forward to an abundance of world class racing on both turf and dirt through closing day, June 19.

On April 30, Santa Anita will honor the memory of the legendary late Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham with the Grade 2, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at a mile and one quarter on turf.

Additionally, the Grade 2, $200,000 Californian, for older horses at a mile and one eighth, the Grade 2, $200,000 Santa Margarita, for older fillies and mares at a mile and one eighth and the Grade 3, $100,000 Kona Gold Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs, will all be offered as part of huge card one week in front of Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 7.

With major tracks such as Aqueduct, Belmont Park, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Laurel Park, Keeneland and Oaklawn Park all running, Santa Anita will be open for simulcast wagering on April 21, 22, 23, 24, 28 & 29.

Admission and parking are free for simulcasting, with the Grandstand Paddock Room open each day at 10 a.m.

For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.

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