Archives for September 26, 2019

Santa Anita Promotional and Event Calendar

SANTA ANITA PARK 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET OPENS FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 20 2019)–With its 23-day Autumn Meet opener just one week away on Friday, Sept. 27, Santa Anita Park has unveiled its Marketing and Promotion calendar that includes a record 10th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2.

2019 Autumn Events & Promotions Schedule

(Every Thursday & Friday Free Club House/General Admission & General Parking)

Fri – Sept. 27

Opening Day

Farriers Package

Turf Terrace Package

$3,000 Football Pick ‘Em (Entries – Sironas Sports Bar)

S2 Beers/$6 Specialty Cocktails (Offered each Friday except Nov. 1)

The Stronach 5 Pick 5

ShowVivor Begins (online contest)

Sat – Sept. 28

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day

Oktoberfest Trackside – Day 1

Win & You’re In Handicapping Challenge

Chandelier Room Party

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

$3,000 Football Pick ‘Em (Entries – Sironas Sports Bar)

Sun – Sept. 29

$500 Opening Weekend Challenge

Farriers Package

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

Sat – Oct. 5

Oktoberfest Trackside – Day 2

Wine & Spirits Dinner Series

Farriers Package

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

$40 Handicapping Contest

$3,000 Football Pick ‘Em (Entries – Sironas)

Sun – Oct. 6

Farriers Package

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

$40 Handicapping Contest

Sat – Oct. 12

Hot Wings & Craft Beer Festival – Trackside

Farriers Package

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

$40 Handicapping Contest

$3,000 Football Pick ‘Em (Entries – Sironas Sports Bar)

Sun – Oct. 13

Road Kings Car Show – Infield

Farriers Package

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

$40 Handicapping Contest

Mon – Oct. 14

Columbus Day

Dollar Day – $1 Beers, Sodas/$2 Hot Dogs

Farriers Package

Turf Terrace Package

Sat – Oct. 19

Guerra de Michelada’s featuring Live Music- Infield

Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest – Infield

Farriers Package

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

$40 Handicapping Contest

$3,000 Football Pick ‘Em (Entries – Sironas Sports Bar)

Sun – Oct. 20

Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest – Infield

Farriers Package

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

$40 Handicapping Contest

Sat – Oct. 26

Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest – Infield

$500 Betting Challenge

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

$3,000 Football Pick ‘Em (Entries – Sironas Sports Bar)

Sun – Oct. 27

Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest – Infield

Wiener Dog Races/Costume Contest – Infield

CARMA Aftercare Awareness Day

Farriers Package

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

$40 Handicapping Contest

Fri – Nov. 1

Breeders’ Cup World Championships – Day 1

Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

The Stronach 5 Pick 5

Sat – Nov. 2

Breeders’ Cup World Championships – Day 2

Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Sun – Nov. 3

Closing Day

Mandatory Payouts

Closing Day Betting Challenge

Brunch in the FrontRunner

Turf Terrace Package

Golden Road Pub

For additional information on the 2019 Autumn Meet and/or the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.

5 Types of Sportsbook Regulars: The Mush And More

From Sportshandle.com, the 5 types of bettors we meet in the sportsbook or track.

THE MUSH

This is the guy who picks losers more than winners. Just like Eddie Mush in A Bronx Tale. If he makes a play on your team, you get that sick feeling in your stomach knowing it’s going to take a miracle to win your bet. Ideally, you want to get his play beforehand and go the other way.

Let it Ride movieMy Mush was Patty Snaps. One of the nicest guys I ever met in the book. A former casino host originally from Ohio, he was a character, and he had great stories. He always had a tip on a horse that couldn’t lose, but did. And when he bet a game, he had it all lined up why it would win.

I called him Patty Snaps because he had the best snap I’ve ever seen when he watched a race or game. You could hear it from a mile away. Impressive really.

But Snaps was the guy whose horse would win then get taken down by an inquiry. And his teams would either lose in epic, last minute finishes or get blown out by 50. His favorite line was “If I didn’t have bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.”