What’s better than a day at the races? Santa Anita Race Track provides 6 hours of entertainment for just a few dollars, majestic views of the San Gabriel Mountain range, fresh air, beer, fresh carved deli sandwiches, beautiful million dollar horses and of course 5 foot tall jockeys. You don’t have to know horses and jockeys to have fun at the race track. Plus, there is a center field open area with several picnic benches, playgrounds and eating facilities that’s good for families and large groups (it’s only open on weekends).
Besides the infield there are plenty of food options in the stands as well, and good food options. Food choices on the club house level include fresh carved turkey or roast beef sandwiches and clam chowder. Or have lunch at FrontRunner. Overlooking the finish line, they serve contemporary California cuisine. Prices range from $6.00 to $24.00. There is a huge restaurant/bar called Sirona’s in the general admission area that serves salads, sandwiches, stone oven-baked pizzas, juicy half-pound burgers and desserts. Prices range from $6.00 to $10.00.
For $20 you gain entrance to the turf club. You can sit in the old school Chandelier Room or sit outside in the The Turf Club Terrace overlooking the track. Menu items include Fried Ravioli and Mozzarella Marinara dusted with Parmesan Cheese and Italian Herbs or the Fettuccini with Garlic Shrimp and Scallops with Crisp Pancetta and Garlic Cream Sauce. Prices range from $8.95 to $16.95.
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