'Ship & Win' Program To Be Offered at Santa Anita Fall Meet


The Santa Anita paddock | Benoit

Santa Anita Park will once again offer its 'Ship & Win' program, which has successfully attracted significant numbers of horses based outside of California over the last two years, at the track's 18-day fall meeting, which is set to begin Friday, Sept. 30.

The program offers a $5,000 bonus for eligible horses making his or her first start, and a 35% bonus, excluding stakes races, is also available. The 'Ship & Win' program is a joint venture with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

“Ship and Win has proven to be a very effective catalyst in attracting new equine talent and we're very hopeful that many horsemen will opt to stay in Southern California following Del Mar and to participate in this lucrative program here at our Autumn Meet,” said Chris Merz, Santa Anita Director of Racing and Racing Secretary.

Horses that are qualified for the Del Mar 'Ship & Win' incentive will retain eligibility for one start at Santa Anita this fall, provided they do not make a start elsewhere following the conclusion of the Del Mar meet Sept. 11. To be eligible for both programs, horses must have made their most recent start outside of California and must not have started in the state within the past 12 months.

For additional information, contact Chris Merz or Jason Egan in the Santa Anita racing office at (626) 574-6352.

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