Santa Anita Park “Big Cap” Saturday Features Stakes & Suede
Santa Anita Park “Big Cap” Saturday Features Stakes & Suede: Be sure to get to Santa Anita Park early on Saturday, March 7, 2015, and be prepared to stay as there will be fun festivities of music, games, and dancing for race patrons to enjoy all day long. In addition to an amazing day with friends and family, five exciting races are on the card including the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile, the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes and the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes.
What to do at Santa Anita Park…
Featured in the infield will be The Big ‘Cap Beer Festival, a bluegrass beer festival, and other highlighted guests include Brother Yusuf, L.A. Hootenanny, and Black Crystal Wolf Kids. This unique event will run from noon until 5:30 p.m. There is also a VIP area where guests are provided with private wagering, private screens, a full bar, a lounge, and food provided by Wise Barbecue. There are also commemorative Seabiscuit t-shirts in honor of the 75th Anniversary of Seabiscuit’s 1940 Santa Anita Handicap win.
There are different packages and tickets available for the day’s festivities. The General Package is $20.00 and includes admission, one beer scrip, a daily racing program, and a wagering tip sheet. The VIP package costs $90.00 and includes two drink scrips, one food voucher, a daily racing program, a wagering tip sheet, the commemorative Seabiscuit T-shirt, and a full cash bar. Find a promo code at santaanita.com to get $8.00 off general admission and 50% off the VIP package.
Santa Anita guests might also enjoy the Big ‘Cap Trackside Package. This package includes access to the exclusive trackside seating area to watch the Big ‘Cap up close or from the grandstands in a specially designated Big ‘Cap section. This package also comes with a commemorative Seabiscuit T-shirt, Clubhouse admission, a daily racing program, and one drink scrip at a price of $20.00.
Another amazing event at Santa Anita this Saturday is The Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room, a unique chance to experience Los Angeles’s dining culture while enjoying a day of racing and live music by Electro Swing Social. A $65.00 ticket includes dining and entertainment throughout the afternoon, a glass of champagne, entrance to the Chandelier Room, a daily racing program, a wagering tip sheet, and a unique menu paired with specialty cocktails by Julian Cox. There is a dress code that prohibits shorts, t-shirts, sandals, and baseball caps, but jeans in good condition may be worn with a collared shirt or blazer.
There is also The Gallop Out Package, where for $40.00 guests receive Clubhouse admission and private entry into the Gallop Out Bar which sits on top of the action with horses running right underneath the bar. There is also private wagering, plenty of televisions, and buffet-style fare.
For a relaxed vibe, guests can enjoy the Bud Light Lounge Package. For $20.00 online or $25.00 walk-in tickets, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet served from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., general admission, a racing program, Bud Light Lounge entry, $3.00 Bud Light and Budweiser beers, and a specialty cocktail with the first Bud Light or Budweiser included. To enjoy both this area and The Gallop Out, patrons must be 21 years of age or older.
For family-friendly fun at Santa Anita this Saturday, children and parents can visit the Family Fun Zone from noon until four o’clock in the afternoon. Gates open at 10:00 a.m., but activities will not begin until noon. The Fun Zone includes inflatable jumpers, face painting, carnival games, pony rides, and the Santa Anita Playground. A value-pack includes a family of four for $30.00 online and $35.00 walk-in tickets. This package includes two daily racing programs, four meals of hot dogs, chips, and sodas, two pony rides, two face paintings, eight carnival games, and two wristbands for unlimited jumper time.
Who to bet on at Santa Anita Park…
Santa Anita Handicap 2015 Post Positions & Odds
Race #11 5:00 PM PT
The 2015 Santa Anita Handicap is a Grade 1 race with a whopping $1,000,000 purse for four-year-olds and up going a distance of 1 1/16 of a mile.
1 Cool Samurai 30-1 Gryder/Shirreffs
2 Diamond Bachelor 50-1 Pedroza/Biancone
3 Sr. Quisqueyano 10-1 Talamo/Walder
4 Dynamic Sky 15-1 Nakatani/Casse
5 Shared Belief 3-5 Smith/Hollendorfer
6 Moreno 6-1 Gonzalez/Guillot
7 Patrioticandproud 20-1 Trujillo/Casse
8 You Know I Know 30-1 Van Dyke/Sadler
9 Crimson Giant 50-1 Boulanger/Stutts
10 Imperative 30-1 Desormeaux/Papaprodromou
11 Bronzo 10-1 Baze/Drysdale
12 Catch a Flight 12-1 Stevens/Mandella
13 Hard Aces 12- 1 Espinoza/Sadler
*See Picks & Plays
San Felipe Stakes Post Positions & Odds
Race #7 3:00 PM PT
The 2015 San Felipe Stakes is a Grade 2 race on the trail to the Kentucky Derby and will take place this Saturday, March 7, at Santa Anita Park. This stakes race for three-year-olds covers 1-1/16 miles and carries a $400,000 purse.
1 Lord Nelson 4-1 Bejarano/Baffert
2 Ocho Ocho Ocho 4-1 Smith/Cassidy
3 Dortmund 8-5 Garcia/Baffert
4 The Gomper 15-1 Baze/Ellis
5 Kenjisstorm 50-1 Delgadillo/Papaprodromou
6 Prospect Park 4-1 Desormeaux/Sise, Jr.
7 Bolo 6-1 Espinoza/Gaines
8 Pulmarack 20-1 Van Dyke/Hollendorfer
9 Sir Samson 12-1 Talamo/Koriner
10 Pain and Misery 15-1 Prat/Mandella
See More on San Felipe Stakes 2015
Frank E. Kilroe Mile 2015 Post Positions & Odds
Race #10 4:30 PM PT
The Frank E. Kilroe Mile is a Grade 1 one-mile race for four-year-olds and up worth $400,000.
1 Talco 20-1 Gonzalez/Sadler
2 Hay Dude 8-1 Desormeaux/D’Amato
3 Winning Prize 4-1 Bejarano/Drysdale
4 Holy Lute 8-1 Baze/Cassidy
5 Mr. Commons 20-1 Garcia/Shirreffs
6 Silentio 8-1 Prat/Mandella
7 Mega Heat 8-1 Nakatani/Eurton
8 Summer Front 7-2 Espinoza/Clement
9 Home Run Kitten 8-1 Stevens/Hofmans
10 Ring Weekend 8-1 Van Dyke/Motion
11 Za Approval 6-1 Smith/Casse
12 Dimension 20-1 Talamo/Murphy
*See Frank E. Kilroe Picks & Plays
What to wear to Santa Anita Park…
With so much to choose from at Santa Anita Park, you will want to be sure to be dressed comfortably but also still dressed to impress. Try one of Spring 2015’s hottest trends, suede. Suede is normally reserved for the fall and winter, but designers showed a lightened version across many spring runway shows. Try a camel-suede tank paired with a slim pencil skirt in a bold color, or try suede all over in a cut-out suede fit and flare dress.
Colorful sued was also a top trend, so why not try a colorful suede shoe? Top off your look with a great colorful hat or fascinator, and you will be ready to enjoy a full day of fun at Santa Anita Park for the Santa Anita Handicap!
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