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Heavy rain may disrupt racing at Santa Anita Park race track. The new Cushion Track is experiencing drainage issues.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 5, 2008
Pages
p. News 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 5, 2008
Pages
p. News 1
Subjects
Cushion Track
Rain
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Weather
Item ID
31067AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Santa Anita Park race track president Ron Charles discusses drainage problems in the Cushion Track and promises that opening day will go on as scheduled.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30850
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 15, 2007
Pages
p. Sports 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 15, 2007
Pages
p. Sports 1
Subjects
Charles, Ron
Cushion Track
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Item ID
31038AN
Collection
Newspaper Index
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Drainage problems with the Cushion Track cause the cancellation of races. Santa Anita Park race track executives weigh options including shutting down and moving races to Hollywood Park, or installing a completely new surface.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 7, 2008
Pages
p. Sports 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 7, 2008
Pages
p. Sports 1
Subjects
Cushion Track
Rain
Santa Anita Park
Item ID
31068AN
Collection
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Santa Anita Park has come up with two options to solve its drainage issues caused by the Cushion Track. Santa Anita Park president Ron Charles will announce his decision Thursday. Santa Anita had to cancel three consecutive days of horse racing for the first time in its 71-year history, due to heavy rainfall.

https://arcadiahistory.andornot.com/en/permalink/newspaper30885
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 9, 2008
Pages
p. News 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 9, 2008
Pages
p. News 1
Subjects
Cushion Track
Horse racing - history
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Item ID
31073AN
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Beginning July 14, Santa Anita Park's main track will be reconstituted with a mixture of Pro-Ride synthetic materials to replace its ill-fated Cushion Track.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 24, 2008
Pages
p. C1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
June 24, 2008
Pages
p. C1
Subjects
Cushion Track
Pro-Ride synthetic surface
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Item ID
31257AN
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Lava Man, with exercise rider Tony Romero, takes a jog on the Santa Anita Park race track's new surface, a Cushion Track that cost more than $10 million.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 5, 2007
Pages
p. Sports 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 5, 2007
Pages
p. Sports 1
Subjects
Cushion Track
Horses and horse racing
Lava Man
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Item ID
30894AN
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Newspaper Index
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Two inches of hail forced the cancellation of races at Santa Anita Park yesterday. More rain is expected over the next few days. Maintenance on the Cushion Track will begin when the rain stops.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 25, 2008
Pages
p. News 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 25, 2008
Pages
p. News 1
Subjects
Cushion Track
Horse racing
Rain
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Weather
Item ID
31090AN
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Newspaper Index
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Santa Anita Park cancelled horse racing Monday for the third consecutive day after 7-1/2-inches of rain fell on its Cushion Track, creating drainage problems.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 8, 2008
Pages
p. News 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 8, 2008
Pages
p. News 1
Subjects
Charles, Ron
Cushion Track
Horse racing
Rain
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Item ID
31069AN
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Santa Anita Park president Ron Charles has announced it will continue to race on its Cushion Track this season. It will undergo some reformulation with polymer and fibers produced by Pro-Ride, an Australian company, so that it will drain properly.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 16, 2008
Pages
p. Sports 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 16, 2008
Pages
p. Sports 1
Subjects
Charles, Ron
Cushion Track
Horse racing
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Item ID
31078AN
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Newspaper Index
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Air quality concerns were raised by track employees over fumes and breathable fibers being emitted by the artificial track known as the Cushion Track, which was treated for drainage problems by Pro-Ride Racing in late August. Cal/OSHA hired Colin Young, a certified industrial hygienist to study health risks posed by the track. Young will recommend the artificial race track poses "absolutely no health risks."

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 5, 2008
Pages
p. A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 5, 2008
Pages
p. A4
Subjects
Artificial turf
California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)
Cushion Track
Pro-Ride Racing
Young, Colin
Item ID
31385AN
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Santa Anita Park race track's CEO and President Ron Charles said Santa Anita Park race track will not be sold to help Magnum Entertainment Corporation eliminate a $600-million-plus debt. However, Santa Anita Park race track is entertaining discussions with Magnum Entertainment Corporation concerning potential partnerships or joint ventures on a minority interest basis. Includes a historical timeline.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 15, 2007
Pages
p. News 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 15, 2007
Pages
p. News 1
Subjects
Magnum Entertainment Corporation
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010 - history
Item ID
30904AN
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Newspaper Index
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The new Oak Tree season began at Santa Anita Park on a new "cushion track" that cost more than $10 million. The article includes photos.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 27, 2007
Pages
p. News 1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
September 27, 2007
Pages
p. News 1
Subjects
Horse racing
Oak Tree racing
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Item ID
30924AN
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Newspaper Index
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Santa Anita Park owner Frank Stronach met with about a dozen horse trainers to discuss the track's racing surface. Stronach announced that he would not replace the synthetic Pro-Ride track yet, but will stick with it until he gets the ability to run the track with less state regulations. He wants free enterprise, which he may never get. In the meantime, drainage problems and injuries persist on the synthetic track. Stronach said he'd be back in April to discuss the issue more.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 2, 2010
Pages
p. B1

Profile of Steve Wood, the track superintendent at Santa Anita.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 3, 2002
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
March 3, 2002
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Santa Anita Park race track -- 2001-2010
Wood, Steve
Item ID
23047AN
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Newspaper Index
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A drainage problem forced the cancellation of horse racing at Santa Anita Park since three inches of rain fell yesterday. The track has had to cancel racing 12 times since the synthetic track was installed two years ago. In 2006, the California Horse Racing Board banned dirt surfaces from thoroughbred tracks. Santa Anita Park has tried two synthetic tracks but the surfaces have not worked out. Officials announced they will replace the synthetic surface before the Oak Tree Meet in the fall.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 19, 2010
Pages
p. A1
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
January 19, 2010
Pages
p. A1
Subjects
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010
Synthetic track
Rain
Weather
Item ID
32063AN
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Newspaper Index
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Santa Anita Park Race Track owner Frank Stronach has met with city officials about Arcadia's concerns with the track expansion plan and future sessions will be held. The concerns centered around plans to build new barns on the north side of the property, the internal connections between the track and Westfield Shopping mall traffic and people, and architectural compatibility with the track.

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Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
January 11, 2001
Pages
p. 9
Newspaper
Arcadia Weekly
Date
January 11, 2001
Pages
p. 9
Subjects
Santa Anita Park--2001-2010--expansion
Stronach, Frank
Item ID
33482AN
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Santa Anita Park's current Pro-Ride synthetic track surface will be replaced with a dirt track after the Oak Tree meet ends October 31 and before Santa Anita Park's winter-spring season starts December 26, 2010. Frank Stronach said it will cost about $6 million to install.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 19, 2010
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 19, 2010
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Horses and horse racing
Santa Anita Park-2001-2010
Stronach, Frank
Synthetic track
Item ID
32339AN
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Newspaper Index
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Santa Anita Park will undergo an inspection arranged by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to evaluate its safety before the Oak Tree Racing Association's upcoming fall meet. Horse owners and trainers are concerned that the track may be unsafe due, in part, to the number of rocks embedded in the racetrack's surface, said Sherwood Chillingworth, executive vice president of Oak Tree.

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 10, 2010
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
August 10, 2010
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Horse racing
Oak Tree Racing Association
Safety
Santa Anita Park 2001-2010
Item ID
32331AN
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Santa Anita Park opens the 2010-2011 season with a new $3 million dirt surface on its track. The on-track attendance was 34,268, which was 1,400 less than last year. Trumpeter Jay Cohen calls the horses to the gate (photo).

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Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 27, 2010
Pages
p. A1, A4
Newspaper
Pasadena Star News
Date
December 27, 2010
Pages
p. A1, A4
Subjects
Cohen, Jay
Santa Anita Park - 2001-2010 -- Opening Day 2010
Item ID
32464AN
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Newspaper Index
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Grandstand and portion of track at Ascot Park, a racetrack built near the center of Los Angeles that offered racing from 1903-1907. It was closed due to a city ordinance forbidding gambling. Baldwin's track, Santa Anita Park, which opened in December 1907 was designed and built by the same architect that built Ascot Park: A.M. Allen. The two tracks are similar in style and are occasionally mistaken for each other. In this photo the stands are full and there are eight horses with jockeys on the track.

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Date
c.1905

  1 image

Date
c.1905
Subjects
Ascot Park
Horse racing
Physical Description
8x10 b&w
ID
547
Collection
Photographs
Images
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