Friday, April 20 2012
HISTORIC SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO MARATHON CLOSES OUT SANTA ANITA MEET ON SUNDAY
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2012) – The storied San Juan Capistrano Handicap closes out Santa Anita’s 75th racing season on Sunday with course specialist Bourbon Bay an overwhelming favorite to dominate the 73rd running of the Grade II, $150,000 marathon distinguished as the United States’ lengthiest graded turf stakes event at 1 ¾ miles.
The San Juan Capistrano, whose rich history includes the names of such racing giants as Seabiscuit, Cougar II and John Henry, will be presented as the ninth race on a 10-race program that commences at 12:30 p.m. Santa Anita will offer two post-race attractions: (a) “On Track to Beat Cancer,” a charity walk down the track’s homestretch for a $10 donation that includes receipt of a commemorative t-shirt and wristband, and (b) a free “Party in the Paddock” featuring half-priced food and cocktails and the classic rock cover band “The Answer.”
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