Saturday, October 25, 2008
The sun comes up, casting a mauve light on the San Gabriel Mountains, the beautiful backdrop for Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The dawn of the second day holds the promise of more thrills, and more than likely new records to be set. Yesterday, the first of the two-day event, was hugely successful day of racing, with a new North American record being set for all sources common pool handle on the 10-race card, of $47,863,774 (of which $6,852,096 was wagered on track). Everything at the track was picture perfect, from the gorgeous weather, to the performance of the new synthetic (Pro-Ride) racing surface, to all of the amenities and the smooth way Santa Anita staff handled the on-track crowd. Good luck to all today!