Thoroughbred Racing

               === Santa Anita Park ready for 76th season ===
 Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Santa  Anita Park is about to open for its 76th
 season of racing which will be highlighted by the $750,000  Santa Anita Derby.
 Opening day will be Wednesday, Dec. 26 and extends through Sunday, April 21.
 "This  season, we're focusing  our efforts on the areas that have proven to be
 effective,"  said Santa  Anita President George Haines. "We have increased our
 television  advertising  plan which will  concentrate primarily on local cable
 outlets  in  Santa Anita's  target market.  We are  also renewing our exposure
 through  the billboard  advertising that  had  a very  positive response  last
 The  Santa Anita Derby  is one of the most important prep races on the road to
 the Kentucky Derby. This year I'll Have Another turned his victory in the race
 into wins in both the Run for the Roses and Preakness Stakes. The 2013 edition
 will be conducted on Saturday, April 6.
 Older thoroughbreds will be shooting for the Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday,
 March  2 while  fillies  and mares  will  be aiming  for  the Santa  Margarita
 Invitational two weeks later.
 12/13 15:32:15 ET

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