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Santa Anita Park Racetrack Guide

Santa Anita Park racetrack, situated in Arcadia, California has been staging race meets since 1934.

With the picturesque backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita is recognised as one of the top racetracks in North America and hosted the prestigious Breeders Cup World Championships two-day meeting for the tenth time in 2019 and will be hosting the 40th edition in 2023.

The oval dirt track is one mile in circumference and stages races ranging from two furlongs for the quarter horses and even up to three miles (back in the 1940s).

The main turf course is inside the dirt track and is a very tight circuit just short of a mile, unlike the majority of U.S. tracks it has an extra turf course which is mainly downhill staging races over 6.5 and 12 furlongs and crosses the dirt track on the approach to the final bend before they turn down the final stretch to the wire.

There are plenty of wagering opportunities as Santa Anita Park stages over 120 race days a year, at its busiest from January through to June with July and August blank as it gets hot on the West Coast!

Bettors can check out the dates of upcoming Santa Anita fixtures on the official Santa Anita Park website so will know when to expect free Santa Anita picks here on OLBG.

Check our Best Bookmakers For Live Streaming Guide to see where you can also watch the live-action after placing your Santa Anita wagers.

Santa Anita Park Address: 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007, United States

Santa Anita Park Phone Number: 626-574-7223

 Flat Racecourse Map
Flat Racecourse Map

How to use the Santa Anita Park Racing Tips

Expect to see our expert tipsters Santa Anita Park tips for top races like the $1 million Santa Anita Derby in early April, track meets are held Thursday through to Sunday, there are a few Monday dates, Tuesdays are blank whilst on Wednesdays Santa Anita Park plays host to live simulcast betting for other US tracks.

The most popular wager is listed for each Santa Anita race, along with current odds and the number of tips from OLBG tipsters on the selection, bettors can see how many tips have been placed in total on the race giving you a percentage indication of confidence.

A strong consensus of expert tipsters on the same selection could indicate a potential wager for you especially if the 'value rating' is highlighted (1 to 5 stars). The ratings are formulated using the total number of race tips placed, the number of tips for the selection and its odds and the probable chances of winning.

To view all the Santa Anita picks, tap on any of the race, meet, selection or the 'All Tips' button underneath the 'Add To Betslip' option and you can view all the OLBG tipster predictions for the race.

On the individual race page, you can see additional information like the number of each-way tips, any 'NAP' predictions which indicate a tipster's best pick for today plus any comments added by the tipster highlighting their tip reasoning.

Here you can also see a breakdown of a tipster's performance starting with the past seven days' profit figure to 10-point stakes, over the past month and the past year. Also included is the tipster's strike rate which along with the rest of their stats arms you with all the relevant info to form an opinion of the tipster's overall success rate and consistency before placing your wager.

When there are no Santa Anita picks listed from our expert racing tipsters you can check out the 'Horse Racing Tips' page for possible wagers on today's other race meets.

Placing a wager on the Santa Anita Park Racing Picks

You may have noticed the 'Add To Betslip' button alongside each selection whilst viewing the Santa Anita Park predictions, this is a quick and easy way to bet allowing you to place your wager without having to leave your OLBG session.

When you find a Santa Anita pick that takes your fancy just tap the 'Add to Betslip' button and your selection is added to your betslip.

If you intend to place an Acca or multiple bets or would like to include some U.K. race picks with your Santa Anita Park selections then head over to our Best Horse Racing Tipsters page.

Here you can find more tips that may catch your eye from our best-performing horse racing tipsters, you will still see the 'Add To Betslip' option allowing you to continue adding your bet selections before finalising your wager.

When all set you can view the odds comparison chart at the top of your screen to see which bookmaker is offering the best payout if your wager is successful.

Before finalising your bookie choice check out our Best Bookmaker For Horse Racing Guide to catch the latest offers and promotions to help maximise your US Racing wagers.

Click on your bookie preference and you will be directed to their site with your betslip already complete and ready to place.

If you miss the action live or want to check the results for any past wagers then you can check here the Santa Anita Park Results.

Santa Anita Park Notable Races

Santa Anita Park is one of the top tracks in the United States, it's no surprise there are a plethora of top stakes races staged annually in addition to the previous nine Breeders Cup World Championships.

Over 40 stakes races here carry a purse worth $200,000 or more, there are 19 Grade 1 events with the most valuable being the $1 million Santa Anita Derby which is one of six Graded stakes races staged along with the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks on a Saturday in early April.

Along with Santa Anita Derby tips and Santa Anita Oaks predictions you can expect to see Santa Anita Handicap picks from OLBG's expert racing tipsters, the Santa Anita Handicap carries a purse of $500,000 and is one of six stakes races including the San Felipe Stakes (Grade 2), with a combined total purse of over $1.6 million held on a Saturday in early March.

An important Monday track day in late May hosts three Grade 1's each worth $500,000 and featuring the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.

Here's a list of Santa Anita's notable Grade 1 Stakes Races:

Santa Anita Park Top Trainers

Here are the leading trainers based on the number of wins in 2023:

TrainerRunnersWinnersWins %Earnings
D'Amato, Philip3636117%$5.5m
Glatt, Mark2325022%$3.2m
O'Neill, Doug F2964716%$2.9m
Baffert, Bob1854122%$5.7m
Papaprodromou, George3034013%$2.6m
Knapp, Steve R2854014%$1.9m
Miller, Peter2303515%$2.2m
Mccarthy, Michael W1803419%$2.6m
Eurton, Peter1383324%$1.9m
Sadler, John W2223114%$2.2m

Santa Anita Park Top Jockeys

Here are the leading jockeys based on the number of wins in 2023:

JockeyRidesWinnersWins %Earnings
Hernandez, Juan J51912925%$9.7m
Vazquez, Ramon A3986115%$4.5m
Rispoli, Umberto3436017%$4m
Berrios, Hector Isaac3175317%$4m
Pereira, Tiago Josue3134715%$2.7m
Maldonado, Edwin A3234113%$2.6m
Fresu, Antonio2113818%$2.3m
Prat, Flavien2023819%$5.6m
Bravo, Joe1913418%$2.3m
Desormeaux, Kent J1913418%$2m

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Santa Anita Park Racetrack which includes the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using statistics from Equibase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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