Derby Day: Thoroughbred Racing at Santa Anita Park
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The last date listed for Santa Anita Park Derby Day was Saturday April 5, 2014 / Noon.
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Featured review from Judi Martin
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It was the first time in over 35 years that I'd been to Santa Anita, so I was really looking forward to seeing the horses run again. I loved the crowds excitement, and I got a chill when I saw the horses in motion...they're really beautiful when they're in motion.
The Goldstar booth (table) was at the East Entrance, so we had to walk quite a way from the South Entrance. I think Goldstar really needs to add another table, and mark it Goldstar, like they had at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. We had to search awhile to find it, and ask a couple of the race track's employees too.
We should have been given a red ticket at the 'booth', which would entitle us to a T-shirt apiece, but we were told later that they'd run out of shirts, and we didn't get one until we left the park and saw a table at the entrance which was giving them out.
My only real gripe is that the Goldstar ad for this event stated that the admission price (at the door) was $20.....this was not true...entry price at the door is $5, so $10 was misleading (plus $3.75 / ticket service fee). The package did include the T-shirt, 2 beers, and a program, so all-in-all a good deal.
And I had excellent company...Blake...who gave me his arm going up and down ramps, and was very pleasant the whole afternoon. And, I didn't have to listen to John bitch every few minutes, or go on and on about his expert knowledge of horses.
VIP Package: Happy hour prices all day, four drink scrips, Derby Day t-shirt, racing program, tip sheet, exclusive backstage access and food from SoCal’s very own Dog Haus.
General Admission Package: Derby Day t-shirt, racing program, tip sheet and two drink scrips