Thursday, September 04, 2008
OAK TREE COMMEMORATIVE STEIN TO BE GIVEN AWAY OPENING DAY, SEPT. 24
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2008)—The Oak Tree Racing Association will kick off its 40th anniversary season by rewarding all fans who attend on-track with a beautiful Oak Tree Commemorative Stein on opening day, Sept. 24. This is the 22nd consecutive year the stein has been offered to fans, making it the longest running and most popular promotion in Oak Tree history.
The steins, free with paid admission, have become prized collector’s items and will feature the likeness of Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, who won an unprecedented four Breeders’ Cup races at Oak Tree in 2003. His four Breeders’ Cup champions, Halfbridled, Pleasantly Perfect, Johar and Action This Day, will also be depicted.
In addition to the commemorative stein, fans will also receive two coupons which will be redeemable for reduced admission on Saturday, Sept. 27. Those attending on opening day will also receive two coupons good for free admission on weekdays.
Oak Tree’s opening day card will be highlighted by the 40th running of the Gr. III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap, for fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s storied hillside turf course. The race is named for the late California State Senator Ken Maddy, who was a long-time legislator and ardent supporter of Thoroughbred racing in California.
First post time on opening day is set for 1 p.m.
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