Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from Santa Anita!

Look who's here to bring presents to all the good little racetrackers! I caught this rare photo of the jolly old elf on horseback during morning workouts on Christmas Eve.

The excitement was palpable at Clockers' Corner this morning, where the two most common greetings I heard were, "Happy Holidays!" and "Are you ready for Opening Day?"

Opening Day of Santa Anita's winter/spring meet has been a holiday tradition since 1934. This year's opening day, Friday, December 26th, will feature three stakes races including the 57th running of the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes. First post is at 12:00 noon.

1 comment:

zraces said...

Wow, This made it to Equidailey. Very mainstream.

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