Santa Anita Park opens annually on December 26, with daily racing continuing through late April. In addition, Santa Anita's fall meeting, presented by the Oak Tree Racing Association, takes to the track from early October to early November every year.
Live racing is Wednesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays. On weekdays, gates open at 10:30 a.m. and post time for the first race is 1:00 p.m. Weekends & holidays, gates open at 10:30 a.m. and post time for the first race is 12:30 p.m.
In addition, wagering facilities, closed-circuit TV simulcasts of racing and limited food services are provided during satellite wagering periods the remainder of the year.
Santa Anita occupies approximately 320 acres. Its landmark, 1,100-foot-long Grandstand seats 26,000 guests. The park like ground and Infield area can accomodate 50,000+ guests. Behind the scenes are 61 barns, capable of housing more than 2,000 horses and a complete equine hospital.
Santa Anita is a Magna Entertainment Corp. facility.