Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa Claus Comes to Santa Anita!

We're in the middle of a "cold snap" here in Southern California, and just in time for Christmas. Monday night, the snow level was down to about 4,500 feet -- which meant, once the clouds cleared away, snow was visible on Mt. Wilson.

This morning I caught a photo of (apparently) Santa on horseback during morning workouts at Santa Anita, with a view of the snow-dusted San Gabriel mountain peak in the background.

The horses were extra frisky in the cold morning air, blowing clouds of steam as they returned from their workouts. The synthetic track looked to be in excellent condition after nearly 2 inches of rainfall over the past 24 hours, and I heard nothing but good comments about its condition.

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