How to get discount tickets to Santa Anita Park Events
Thoroughbred racing fans in Southern California go to the racetrack at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia again and again for good old fashioned fun and equine excitement, not to mention the gorgeous views of the San Gabriel Mountains.
If horses are your habit, you know that ticket prices can really add up over time.
So on this page, I update the best Santa Anita Park deals and discounts for you, available from various sources throughout the year.
Santa Anita Park hosts some of the top horse races in the U.S., including the Santa Anita Derby, the Santa Anita Handicap some of the Breeders’ Cup races. The park also hosts events like the Big ‘Cap Bear Festival and the Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship.
Savvy Tip: The grassy areas in the Infield and near the Grandstand make good picnic spots.
Santa Anita Trivia: Seabiscuit won the Santa Anita Handicap in his last start back in In 1940.
Because the track is near Los Angeles and Hollywood, many movie scenes have been filmed at Santa Anita, including the Marx Brothers 1937 classic A Day at the Races.
Santa Anita Park Discounts
Update: The best day to save on tickets just sold out. (Check back later for updates.) But see below for other ways to save offered by Santa Anita Park.
More Ways to Save at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita also offers the following directly, and on a regular basis.
You can sometimes get BOGO deals (buy one get one) on General and Club House Admission on the Santa Anita Park website. Use promo code TGIF. Not for Opening Day.
On some Holiday Mondays, you can get beers, hot dogs and sodas for $1. Days that qualify this year are New Year’s day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day.
Savvy Tip: If your ticket includes a free first beer (Bud Light Lounge), try to get it earlier rather than later.
Seniors, Veterans & Military Discounts
Free admission every Thursday. Show your ID at the gate. Seniors must be 62 or older.
Santa Anita Park Know Before You Go
If you’re going to Santa Anita for the first time, here are some tips to help make your visit a little savvier.
See list above or go here for discount tickets from a trusted deal source. Regular priced tickets are available directly from Santa Anita Park.
Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91007.
Where to Park
Parking is fairly easy, although some people complaint about narrow parking spots that make it difficult if you’re parking a truck or SUV.
- You’ll find several restaurants inside the park, from snack shops (hot wings, hot dogs, pizza) to fine dining.
- The world renowned Din Tai Fung Dumpling House has a location nearby at: 1108 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA.
What to Wear
Wear your walking shoes if you want to explore all the Park has to offer (highly recommended). Other than that, dress is casual for most events.
You can spend the whole day at the track. But you’ll also find a shopping mall adjacent to the track, making it worth the drive out there.