July 31, 1996 |
Santa Anita posted second-quarter earnings of $1.4 million, or 12 cents per share, compared with $702,000, or 6 cents, for the year-ago period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996
An Arcadia citizens group can begin collecting voter signatures for a ballot initiative to stop a proposed $100-million entertainment village at Santa Anita Park now that the the city clerk has determined that the measure's style and language comply with legal requirements. Once Neighbors for Arcadia publishes a notice of the initiative drive, it will have 180 days to collect about 3,900 registered voters' signatures to qualify the issue for a special election, City Clerk June Alford said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1996
The owners of Santa Anita Park in Arcadia have asked the city to change the land-use designation for the horse racing track's south parking lot to allow for commercial development and will resurrect recently abandoned plans for an entertainment complex on a smaller scale if the request is approved. Santa Anita Realty Enterprises, citing community opposition and financial exposure, withdrew its application for a 1.5-million-square-foot complex in the parking lot last month.
February 10, 1995 |
Laying down a bet on diversification in the fast-growing gambling business, the owners of the Santa Anita Park racetrack on Thursday announced the purchase of an option to buy a half-interest in a card club in Bell. Santa Anita Cos.' five-year option to buy the stake in the 45-table Bell Jackpot Casino comes as executives have taken steps to turn the low-key real estate and horse racing firm into an aggressive gambling and entertainment concern.
April 8, 1995 |
A field of eight headed by Aube Indienne was entered Friday in Sunday's $200,000-added Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita. Aube Indienne will be ridden by Kent Desormeaux and was assigned high weight of 120 pounds for the 47th running of the 1 1/4-mile race for older fillies and mares on Santa Anita's turf course.
November 3, 1995 |
So much for that three-day carry-over in the Pick Six at Santa Anita. After Tis Careno, the longest shot in the field, won Thursday's fifth race at $67.80, and Kelley's Kite scored at 13-1 in the sixth, another carry-over seemed certain. However, a ticket bought at Louisiana Downs isolated all six winners. It was worth $997,077.40, the second-largest Pick Six in Santa Anita history. The record came Oct. 19, 1994, when one ticket was worth $1,010,221.20.
April 11, 1992 |
Santa Anita will simulcast the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap from Oaklawn Park and the $300,000 California Derby from Golden Gate Fields today. The Oaklawn race will be shown between the third and fourth races, and the derby will be shown between the fifth and sixth. Best Pal is the 7-5 favorite locally in the Oaklawn Handicap, the third leg of the American Championship Racing Series. Trainer Gary Jones said that the Habitony gelding was fine Friday after suffering a sore hoof earlier this week.
October 22, 1992 |
No running time was posted for the seventh race Wednesday at Santa Anita, because the starting gate was positioned in the wrong place, resulting in the horses running a few yards less than a mile. The stewards ruled that all of the horses had the same chance to win. They permitted the result to stand and ordered that the purse money of $42,000 be distributed and betting payoffs be made. Marvelous Wonder, the second choice in the betting, paid $7.
January 19, 1993 |
In keeping with the unusual happenings of the strangest winter meeting in years, Santa Anita announced before the improvised 11-race card began Monday that racing for Wednesday and Thursday, normally the next two racing days, had been postponed because of continued rain-related difficulty filling fields. The next racing is scheduled for Friday, with the two lost days to be made up, probably on Mondays, before the season ends on April 18.
January 17, 1993 |
After getting permission from the California Horse Racing Board, Santa Anita and Bay Meadows have an unprecedented strategy for Monday. Unable to beat the continuing rainy weather, the two tracks joined forces to put together a Martin Luther King Day program. Neither Santa Anita nor Bay Meadows was able to fill an entire racing card, so local bettors will see six live races in Arcadia and five simulcast races from the north. Since the meeting began Dec. 26, Santa Anita has received 15.