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Arcadia’s first settlers were the Tongva/Gabrielino Native Americans who date back at least 7,000 years, and many of their earlier beginnings where recorded by the missions that settled in this area and archeological sites. The Spanish government deeded 13,000 acres of land to its first white settler Mr. Hugo Reid who established ranges for grazing cattle and building the first adobe, thus becoming Rancho Santa Anita. Passing through many hands, Elias Lucky Baldwin, a gold investor eventually became the next land owner of 8,000 acres who was drawn to the lush green rolling hills dotted with oak trees and declared it paradise. Settlers moved in establishing orchards, farms, and ranches.
Santa Anita reopened its doors Christmas day in 1934 due to a new group of investors, one of them Doc Strub, he wanted to take advantage of California's legalized pari-mutuel wagering, The building was built in beautiful art deco style by architect Gordon B. Kaufman. Many historical events has happened over the past, the first is when Seabiscuit who won Santa Anita’s Handicap.
During Saturday or Sundays they have family day. It is held in the center of the track filled with rides, games, and many more entertainment. Entrance for kids and the carnival rides are free! Nate loved soaring like Peter Pan~
- Pros:Beautiful architecture, grounds, Horses and nice people!
- Cons:Language by some and maybe too much cheer!
- In a nutshell:Still a great family day and excitement!
My boys love this restaurant and we're pretty much a fan of them too. You get your monies worth and will not break the... more travel advice
Although, they have many Concession stands all over the park, they have also a really nice restaurant Frontrunner.... more travel advice
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