The Sunshine Bonus, a program coordinated by Santa Anita and Thoroughbred Owners of California to attract out-of-state horses, will pay an additional 50% to the owners of horses who finish first through fifth, and have not raced in California during the previous 12 months. In addition to the 50% bonus, all eligible horses also will earn a guaranteed $3,000 bonus for their first starts at the track. The Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus will begin in April and be in effective through the remainder of the current winter/spring meeting. First time starters and stakes races will not be eligible for the Santa Anita Sunshine Bonus.
“We're pleased to be able to offer this very significant bonus program in partnership with the TOC,” said Steve Lym, Santa Anita Vice President, Racing and Racing Secretary. “We're not only reaching out to California-based owners and trainers who may have relocated out of state, but we're encouraging folks who may have not run here, to come and experience Santa Anita.”