The horse is considered one of the most beautiful animals not hunted for sport, up there with poodles wearing ribbons and hairless cats covered in baby oil. Watch attractive equines in action with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get club-house admission, a box seat, and a race program at Santa Anita Park (an $18.25 value). Since 1934, Santa Anita Park has provided speedy gallopers a place to race and, since 1984, has provided announcer Trevor Denman a place to talk about horses publicly. Sit within 20 yards of the finish line—far closer than possible with a general-admission ticket—and call by-a-snout finishes before anyone else. Synchronize your personal calendar with the horses’ busy schedule, and drink in the bucolic grounds, dramatically set against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, which are set against the studio-set of Speed Racer.
Yelpers give Santa Anita Park an average of four stars:
- Santa Anita and its turf club are the best I've seen in California. The grounds are gorgeous. The service at the Park is exceptional.
I had a fantastic experience and look forward to going back soon. – Angie C.
285 W Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, California 91007Get Directions