KENTUCKY DERBY DAY AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY TO OFFER FANS TREMENDOUS RACING AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES; ADMISSION GATES TO OPEN AT 7:15 A.M., FIRST LIVE RACE AT 12 NOON SANTA ANITA TO OFFER AN 11-RACE CARD, KENTUCKY DERBY POST TIME SET FOR 3:50 PTARCADIA, Calif. (May 1, 2019)–With three Santa Anita-based colts leading the way, anticipation is running high for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, which will be offered via simulcast at Santa Anita this Saturday. In order to facilitate wagering on a tremendous undercard from Churchill Downs, Santa Anita’s admission gates will open at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, with wagering offered in the Grandstand Paddock Room.Other venues, such as the track’s FrontRunner Restaurant, Turf Terrace, Kentucky Derby Trackside Beer Festival, Sirona’s Sports Bar and Infield Area will all open at 9 a.m.With the Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes serving as Saturday’s main event locally, first post time for an 11-race card at Santa Anita is at 12 noon.Fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com as soon as possible, as reserved seating in all areas is selling fast and fans can still take advantage of considerable discounts by purchasing online.KENTUCKY DERBY DAY EVENTS AT SANTA ANITAKENTUCKY DERBY TRACKSIDE BEER FESTIVALEnjoy the Run for the Roses as local craft breweries and top food trucks will be part of this unforgettable event. From a seat on Santa Anita’s storied homestretch to souvenir pennant commemorating Justify’s historic Triple Crown sweep in 2018, the day will build to a crescendo as the horses go to the gate for the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby.—GENERAL TRACKSIDE PACKAGE ($35) INCLUDES: –Eight (8) three oz. Beer Tastings –$5 Betting Voucher –Commemorative Justify Pennant –Club House Admission –Racing Program & Wagering Tip Sheet –Access to Trackside and Grandstand seating areasNOTE: Must be 21 or older to purchase package. Children permitted in area, but may not purchase the online package. Seating is not guaranteed. Food Trucks will be located around the Kingsbury Fountain.WOODFORD RESERVE VIEWGet a trackside seat and enjoy refreshing cocktails made with Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon and savor gourmet offerings from our Woodford-infused menu and experience all the excitement from this unique spot. Woodford Reserve View patrons will also take home a commemorative souvenir pennant, representing Justify’s run to the Triple Crown in 2018. WOODFORD RESERVE VIEW PACKAGE ($60) –One Woodford Reserve Baldwin Buck Cocktail with Souvenir Cup –Justify Commemorative Triple Crown Pennant –Choice of item from Woodford Reserve food menu, which includes: Citrus Honey Woodford Reserve Glazed Chicken Skewers with Fingerling Potato Salad. Bourbon Braised Brisket Sandwich with Ciabatta, Apple Cider and Slaw. Veggie Burger, with Woodford Reserve Marmalade, Avocado and Brioche. –$5 Betting Voucher –Access to Trackside Seating (seating is not guaranteed) –Club House Admission –Racing Program and Wagering Tip SheetNOTE: Must be 21 or over to purchase this package. No children allowed in this area.CHANDELIER ROOM PARTYEnjoy a delicious picnic buffet, join a premium whiskey tasting with a live DJ setting the perfect mood for an unbelievable day in this world famous venue that embodies the elegance and glory of Santa Anita’s founding.CHANDELIER ROOM GENERAL ENTRY PACKAGE ($55) (Seating is not guaranteed) –Entrance into the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita (Full Service Bar begins at 12 noon) –BBQ Picnic Buffet (Served from 12 noon to 3 p.m.): Jalapeno Corn Bread, Traditional Caesar Salad with Parmesan/Focaccia Croutons/Light Garlic Dressing. Country Potato Salad with Scallions/Farm Egg. Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Tender with Sweet Honey Barbeque Sauce. Kentucky Bourbon Pulled Pork Sliders. Mini Corn Dogs with Bavarian Mustard. Baked Four Cheese Macaroni/Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies/Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies/Grandma’s Sugar Cookies. –Whiskey Tasting (12 noon to 3 p.m.) –Live DJ –Racing Program and Wagering Tip SheetNOTE: Must be 21 or older and in order to maintain a standard of elegance and sophistication, we kindly request no shorts, t-shirts, sandals or baseball caps. Jeans may be worn, but must not be torn, faded or over-sized and should be worn with a collared shirt or blazer.KENTUCKY DERBY DAY HAT CONTESTWhat’s Derby Day without a hat contest? Join in on all the tradition, pomp and circumstance of the First Saturday in May with the Best Overall Hat Contest at The Great Race Place. It’s FREE to enter and you could win the FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR Cash Grand Prize with the Best Overall Hat. –Must be 18 or older, registration begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at the registration tent located along the home stretch on the Grandstand Apron. –Live judging will take place in-between races near the registration location. (Visit santaanita.com for exact time).INFIELD FAMILY FUN ZONE –Bring the family, pony rides, inflatables, board games, face painting and more available. Discounts available at santaanita.com.FREE INFIELD PARKING AND GENERAL ADMISSION –Easy access via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place on the track’s northern perimeter. Bring the family and picnic in our spacious Infield, folding chairs welcome. Easy access to wagering and television monitors.FREE CALIFORNIAN VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW IN THE INFIELD –Vintage motorcycles, food trucks, vendors and more in the Infield (East End). Free parking and admission via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place.For additional information on Kentucky Derby Day at Santa Anita this Saturday, please visit santaanita.com/events or call (626) 574-RACE.