FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2019
Santa Anita Park’s Pete Siberell to Address the Arcadia Community Coordinating Council about the 2019 Breeders’ Cup
Pete Siberell, Director of Community Services and Special Projects at Santa Anita Park. is the guest speaker for the Arcadia Community Coordinating Council’s meeting on February 4th at 11:30 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Arcadia.
For reservations contact Sue Cook, President, ACCC. 626-253-1323 or email@example.com. $17 includes lunch
Meeting Location & Information:
Monday, February 4, 2019
11:30am – 1:00pm
Church of the Good Shepherd. Jordan Meeting Hall
400 W. Duarte Rd, Arcadia
$17 includes lunch
Pete Siberell, Director of Community Services and Special Projects at Santa Anita Park. is the guest speaker for the Arcadia Community Coordinating Council’s meeting on February 4th at 11:30 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Arcadia. Pete will speak about the upcoming 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championship race coming to Arcadia this November. Santa Anita Park has invested approximately $35 million towards infrastructure improvements over the past three years. Pete will speak about that and the plans for the track to further enhance the guest experience at the upcoming Breeders’ Cup by investing an additional $5 million over the coming months to add premium seating, renovate its dining venues and install new outdoor suites.
Besides being home to the Santa Anita Handicap and this year’s running of the Breeder’s Cup, Santa Anita Park hosts many special events throughout the year. There are few places in Southern California more picturesque than Santa Anita Park with its backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains.” Come and hear directly from the horse’s mouth, what’s new at Santa Anita Park.
About Santa Anita Park: Located in Arcadia, California around six miles from Pasadena and 16 from downtown LA, Santa Anita Park hosts top class thoroughbred horse racing in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains. The Park encompasses more than 320 acres of land and features a 26,000-capacity grandstand which is over 1,000 feet long. Given its popularity, the infield is open to race goers dramatically increasing the capacity on race day.
Santa Anita Park started life as part of Rancho Santa Anita, something which was bought by Scotsman Hugo Reid and later acquired by breeder Lucky Baldwin who built a race track by what is now modern day Arcadia. The original facility opened in 1904, closed in 1909 and even burned down in 1912.
Once horse racing was allowed again in the state and pari-mutuel betting was legalized in 1933, several working groups came together to form the Los Angeles Turf Club who opened the present track on Christmas Day 1934.
The first Santa Anita Handicap, already worth $100,000, was run in 1935 and over the years people of the caliber of Carry Grant and Bing Crosby became shareholders in the track. The amazing Seabiscuit was a visitor at the track and won the Santa Anita Handicap on his final career start, just before racing was suspended due to World War II.
About the ARCADIA COMMUNITY COORDINATING COUNCIL (ACCC): The ACCC provides the opportunity for community groups to share information about their upcoming projects and events and post their events on the ACCC Community Calendar of events on which all events in Arcadia are promoted. In addition, the ACCC sponsors the Arcadia Campership Program enabling low-income Arcadia children to attend summer camp. The public is encouraged to attend the monthly meetings and new members are cordially invited.