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February 1, 2009 | Claire Noland
Eddie Logan, who ran a shoeshine stand at Santa Anita Park from the day the horse racing track opened in 1934 until a few weeks ago, died Saturday. He was 98. Logan, who in his younger years was a boxer as well as a baseball player in the Negro Leagues, died at his home in Monrovia after suffering a seizure and stroke in early January, the racetrack announced. Called "the foot man" by his many loyal customers, Logan was a fixture at the Arcadia track for 74 years.
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April 24, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Santa Anita Park plans to hold twilight horse racing on most Fridays, with a first post time of 3 p.m., during its 40-day spring meet that starts Friday. One exception to the new Friday schedule is May 2, on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, when Santa Anita's first race will go off at 12:30 p.m. In the past, Santa Anita's winter meet that begins the day after Christmas had ended in April. But when Hollywood Park in Inglewood closed last year, its racing dates were picked up by Santa Anita and other Southern California tracks.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012
L.A.'s largest Asian night market is coming to Santa Anita Park featuring some of the best street food the city has to offer alongside a huge variety of Asian businesses and crafts people. There will also be DJs, a dance floor, performance artists and games. Santa Anita Park infield, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. 3 p.m. to midnight Sat., 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sun. Free. http://www.626nightmarket.com
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Santa Anita Park said it plans to offer free weekend admission to its infield area starting April 26 and lasting through the end of its current meet June 29. The legendary horse-racing track in Arcadia also said it would offer free parking in the north parking lot at Gate 6, which provides access to the infield area. General admission currently costs $5, and parking is $4. During the promotion, fans can cross from the infield area to the grandstand area for $5. The moves are aimed at helping reverse a steady decline in attendance at Santa Anita (and many other tracks nationwide)
SPORTS
April 11, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Santa Anita Park said it plans to offer free weekend admission to its infield area starting April 26 and lasting through the end of its current meet June 29. The legendary horse-racing track in Arcadia also said it would offer free parking in the north parking lot at Gate 6, which provides access to the infield area. General admission currently costs $5, and parking is $4. During the promotion, fans can cross from the infield area to the grandstand area for $5. The moves are aimed at helping reverse a steady decline in attendance at Santa Anita (and many other tracks nationwide)
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Santa Anita Park plans to hold twilight horse racing on most Fridays, with a first post time of 3 p.m., during its 40-day spring meet that starts Friday. One exception to the new Friday schedule is May 2, on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, when Santa Anita's first race will go off at 12:30 p.m. In the past, Santa Anita's winter meet that begins the day after Christmas had ended in April. But when Hollywood Park in Inglewood closed last year, its racing dates were picked up by Santa Anita and other Southern California tracks.
SPORTS
January 23, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Day at the races, Santa Anita: First race. Starter allowance for 3-year-old fillies who are a little conflicted and (supposedly) never dated. On the first turn, my horse goes into labor, then rallies to finish fourth. Good sign. Karma. I claim the foal just in case. Because that's how winners roll. Second race. Stakes race for California-sired maidens who have never once been kissed. After betting, I get lost looking for a bathroom, then accidentally wander out onto the track and - amid a cloud of dust and confusion - finish second.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2009 | Roger Vincent
Magna Entertainment Corp., owner of Santa Anita Park, got the go-ahead from a bankruptcy judge Monday to sell the famous horse-racing venue in Arcadia. The decision by a federal judge in Delaware supports Magna's previously announced plans to sell some of its racetracks and other assets to pay down debt. Canada-based Magna filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March after defaulting on conditions of a bank loan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1998
The owners of Santa Anita Park filed a new application with the city Wednesday to build a scaled-down version of the $300-million entertainment complex that was rebuffed last year by the community. The new project, like the previous proposal, would be built in the parking lot of the racetrack. But it would be a third of the 1.5-million-square-foot complex originally planned, city officials said.
REAL ESTATE
August 30, 1987
Santa Anita Fashion Park in Arcadia, a regional shopping center that opened next door to Santa Anita Park race track in October, 1974, will undergo a $10.5-million redesign and renovation, according to the Hahn Co. and Santa Anita Realty Enterprises Inc., partners in the project.
SPORTS
December 26, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Santa Anita Park couldn't have ordered up nicer weather Thursday for the traditional day-after-Christmas start to its winter/spring meeting. "We always come to opening day," said Virginia Derossi of Manhattan Beach as she and her family basked in 80-degree sunshine next to the paddock area. "It's just our holiday tradition. " For horse racing fans, Santa Anita's opening - which drew a healthy 30,540 spectators - also was a welcome antidote to the final race Sunday at the 75-year-old Betfair Hollywood Park track, which is set to close.
SPORTS
November 3, 2013 | By John Cherwa
CLASSIC Winner: In a finish that was as close as possible without being a dead heat, Mucho Macho Man held off Will Take Charge to win the $5-million race by less than a nose. The crowd of 58,795 was on its feet during the race and afterward as the stewards looked at the photo. Scoop: Winning jockey Gary Stevens also won Friday's big race, the Distaff. Kathy Ritvo, the first female trainer to win the Classic, received a heart transplant a few years ago. Favorite Game On Dude finished ninth.
NEWS
August 29, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Looking for the ultimate tailgate party? Check out this weekend's 626 Night Market , a sweeping and smoky street food festival at Santa Anita Park featuring 150 vendors. Think of it as the Comic-Con of Asian street food. Prices begin at $1.50 to $2 for chicken wings or sausages. Portions are generous, yet most small plates are about $4. Admission is $2 (from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and $3 (after 6 p.m.). Children 12 and younger are free, as is parking. Squid on a stick.
HOME & GARDEN
August 9, 2013 | Chris Erskine
I should've been born with two tongues and five stomachs. As it is, one ventricle of my heart is devoted entirely to Asian sauces, particularly of the soy variety. Lots of men are built this way, with special ventricles devoted to the liquids they love: beer, milkshakes, Cabernet. Like express lanes to the soul. So when I came upon the newest craze in gluttony this summer, the Asian night markets, it felt like I had belly-flopped into heaven. If you're unfamiliar with the Asian night market concept, join the crowd.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2013 | By Susan King, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
"Dancing With the Stars" dancer-choreographer extraordinaire Derek Hough will be dancing under the stars when he joins the California Philharmonic on Saturday at the Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia for an evening of music and dance called "Dance Fever. " But while people may come for the dancing, the performance (repeating indoors Sunday afternoon at Walt Disney Concert Hall) will mark a personal milestone for Hough: It will be the first time he sings with a symphony orchestra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
San Gabriel Valley's 626 Night Market , an event inspired by the popular night markets in Asia, is returning for three weekends this summer at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. This weekend's event, which will be housed at the racetrack's Paddock Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, brings together more than 80 Asian street food vendors , 70 local merchandise vendors and local performance artists, organizers said. Additional activities such as film screenings, a dance floor and children's activities will also be on site.
SPORTS
November 3, 2013 | By John Cherwa
CLASSIC Winner: In a finish that was as close as possible without being a dead heat, Mucho Macho Man held off Will Take Charge to win the $5-million race by less than a nose. The crowd of 58,795 was on its feet during the race and afterward as the stewards looked at the photo. Scoop: Winning jockey Gary Stevens also won Friday's big race, the Distaff. Kathy Ritvo, the first female trainer to win the Classic, received a heart transplant a few years ago. Favorite Game On Dude finished ninth.
SPORTS
June 5, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Could night racing come to Santa Anita Park? Not yet, but it's an idea Santa Anita executives are weighing because the track has landed additional horse-racing dates next year. "It's definitely a topic of discussion," Santa Anita spokesman Mike Willman said of installing lights at the famous Arcadia track. With Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood closing at the end of this year, plans call for Santa Anita to acquire extra race days that would extend Santa Anita's winter-spring meeting through July 6. The winter-spring meeting previously ended in April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By KTLA News
A scheduling mix-up led to confusion and disappointment for hundreds of students at Bloomington High School when they showed up for their prom on Saturday on the wrong day. Students from the San Bernardino County school wearing evening gowns and tuxedos showed up at Santa Anita Park expecting to attend their prom. Instead, they discovered that their school had changed the date, but apparently failed to notify anyone. Santa Anita Park tried to accommodate the students, finding a deejay and some finger foods.
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