The Santa Anita Derby is a 9 furlong thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds run each April at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California as an important stepping-stone to the Kentucky Derby. Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... Lily Okuru, a Japanese-American woman held at Santa Anita Park, poses with the statue of Seabiscuit, 1942 Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California opened in 1934 and is the oldest and most prestigious horse racetrack in Southern California. ... Arcadia is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Churchill Downs ractrack, 2004 The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ...
Categories: United States horse races Jump to: navigation, search Sunday Silence (1986-2002) was an American thoroughbred race horse. ... Affirmed, a chestnut colt born February 21, 1975, at Harbor View Farm, Ocala, Florida â died January 12, 2001 at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, was an American thoroughbred race horse that won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1978, only the 11th horse to accomplish the feat. ...
SantaAnita Park was opened on December 25, 1934 and is the oldest and most prestigious racetrack in Southern California.
SantaAnita is considered to hold the best racing in the country during the Winter-Spring Meeting and racing of a similar high standard during the Oak Tree Meeting.
Japanese internment: The SantaAnita Racetrack was one of the locations used as a temporary detention camp in 1942 for Japanese and Japanese-Americans before they were relocated to more permanent facilities such as the Manzanar War Relocation Center.
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