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March 12, 1986
Santa Anita Realty Enterprises named Glenn L. Carpenter senior vice president-operations in addition to his positions as secretary and treasurer. The company is a real estate investment trust whose principal holding is the Santa Anita race track.
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October 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
With one week to go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships, tragedy struck Santa Anita race track on Saturday morning. Points Offthebench, a winner of four consecutive races that was being prepared for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Sprint, suffered a fractured leg during a workout and had to be euthanized. The 4-year-old son of Benchmark won the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 5. ALSO: Tough time to be a San Diego Padres fan USC's bowl chances may ride on Utah game UCLA hopes to follow Oregon's road map to top of college football
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October 26, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
With one week to go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships, tragedy struck Santa Anita race track on Saturday morning. Points Offthebench, a winner of four consecutive races that was being prepared for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Sprint, suffered a fractured leg during a workout and had to be euthanized. The 4-year-old son of Benchmark won the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 5. ALSO: Tough time to be a San Diego Padres fan USC's bowl chances may ride on Utah game UCLA hopes to follow Oregon's road map to top of college football
SPORTS
August 9, 2010 | By Bill Dwyre
Because of renewed safety fears involving the synthetic surface at Santa Anita Race Track, the upcoming Oak Tree meeting could be moved to Hollywood Park. Santa Anita has been the home for Oak Tree since 1969, and this year's meet is scheduled to open Sept. 29. But last Friday, in a meeting involving Southern California trainers and owners, fears were raised that a recent aeration procedure on the track had punctured the mesh, or membrane, that is designed to hold base material such as rocks well below the surface.
SPORTS
September 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The president of Santa Anita Race Track, which owns 39% of Canterbury Downs in Shakopee, says his company has no interest in buying the Minnesota track. Santa Anita has been mentioned as a possible buyer of the financially troubled Canterbury Downs. But Robert Strub, president and chief executive officer of the California track, said his company will not join bidding for the purchase of Canterbury.
NEWS
January 3, 1985
Santa Anita race track in Arcadia is celebrating its 50th birthday and the opening of its 48th racing season this winter but officials offer little hope that this season will be successful as last year's, when the average daily attendance was 32,265, the highest of any track in the country. The hope is slim, a track spokesman said, because there was virtually no rain last year during Southern California's traditional wet season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1985 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
A number of groups representing undocumented workers, Central American refugees and Mexican-Americans on Friday condemned the Immigration and Naturalization Service's pre-dawn raid at Santa Anita race track that resulted in the detention of 169 suspected illegal aliens.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
The company that owns Santa Anita race track said Tuesday that it has purchased a 75% interest in the Lumberyard, a shopping center in Encinitas, for $3 million. The purchase is the first San Diego-area investment for Santa Anita Realty Enterprises, a publicly held, Los Angeles-based real estate investment trust that owns the race track property and operates the Arcadia facility through an affiliated company.
SPORTS
October 2, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE
The difference between this and other recent Oak Tree racing seasons is that it will be easier for Southland horseplayers to bet. When Oak Tree's 23rd meeting opens at Santa Anita today, bettors can go to Hollywood Park and Los Alamitos to play the ponies, under new legislation that added those sites to an off-track network already in place. The players may be happy, not having to drive long distances to reach Santa Anita, but race track executives are wary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1985 | SUE AVERY, Times Staff Writer
It looks like an abandoned city--its cavernous interior dark and covered with tarpaulin, its grounds silent except for the hum of an occasional lawn mower. This is Santa Anita Race Track during the off-season, when the 33,000 people who pour in daily during the winter head instead for Hollywood Park race track and later to Del Mar. The 100 painters, gardeners, custodians and security personnel employed by the Arcadia race track in the spring and summer welcome the respite.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2008 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
Developer Rick Caruso's plan to build a huge shopping mall next to the Santa Anita racetrack hit a road bump this week, as a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that the project's environmental impact report must be revised before the plan can move forward. In a 59-page ruling, Judge James C.
SPORTS
June 24, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Santa Anita officials announced Monday that its synthetic track will undergo a complete overhaul beginning July 14, the day after the current Hollywood Park meet ends. Ron Charles, Santa Anita president, said five to six weeks are being allotted for the project, although it could be finished in three weeks.
SPORTS
March 15, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
It was a frightening sight. A horse that moments earlier was leading a race lay dead on the track, the victim of a heart attack, and his jockey, 25-year-old Rafael Bejarano, was crumpled in a heap next to the rail as medical personnel rushed to the scene. "The first thing you worry about is the health of the jockey," Kathy Walsh said Friday. "There's always another race."
SPORTS
March 8, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Barry Abrams, born in Minsk, Russia, came to the Fairfax district of Los Angeles with his family at age 9, and soon fell in love with basketball, particularly the Lakers. And it was the Lakers who indirectly played a role in leading him to another love, horse racing. Abrams, wearing a Lakers jacket as he almost always does, told the story while sitting at a table at Clocker's Corner at Santa Anita, where he works as a trainer. "I was 16 and had just gotten a driver's license," he said.
SPORTS
March 1, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Evidence of the Santa Anita Handicap's rich tradition is reflected in winners such as Seabiscuit (1940 at age 7), Affirmed (1979), Spectacular Bid (1980), John Henry (1981 and '82) and Alysheba, who edged Ferdinand and Bill Shoemaker in 1988. Santa Anita's signature event began in 1935 and offered an astonishing $100,000 purse at a time when the country was in the midst of the Great Depression.
SPORTS
February 9, 2008 | Bill Dwyre
For the moment, the Great Race Place isn't great. Santa Anita is having the winter of its discontent. Traditionally, the thoroughbred horse race meeting that begins the day after Christmas, at the track at the foot of the scenic snow-topped San Gabriel Mountains, has the most expensive horses in the country and the best jockeys to ride them in an annual showcase for the sport. A sport, it must be pointed out, that badly needs one. This year, tradition has taken a back seat to chaos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man died Sunday, about an hour after he was shot five times by an acquaintance on a crowded stairway at Santa Anita Park race track in Arcadia, authorities said. Santa Anita officials said it was believed to be the first shooting in the 55-year history of the track. The victim, Henry Miller, 27, of Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at 4:23 p.m. at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. Patrick Patterson, 23, of Inglewood, was tackled near the gift shop after the 3:05 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1985 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
California's horse racing industry may soon have a big weapon to fend off expected competition from the state lottery: a "pick nine" wagering system that could offer payoffs as high $5 million on a $1 bet. Under the proposal, put forward by the Santa Anita Race Track, daily pick nine prizes would go to any bettor who correctly chose all nine winners on a nine-race program--a 300-million-to-one chance.
SPORTS
February 4, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
It has been a strange Santa Anita meet so far, almost as strange as Shaquille O'Neal winning a horse race as a jockey, as he did in a Super Bowl commercial. Another racing day was lost Sunday when a heavier-than-expected overnight rain resulted in the day's nine-race card being canceled. The count is now eight racing days lost since the meet opened Dec. 26. "What else can go wrong?" Santa Anita President Ron Charles said.
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