Silver Blaze Darby
Saturday, June 11 at 11:30 AM
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, California 91007

Silver Blaze

oin the CCOBS as we venture to the historic Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia for the very irregular running of Southern California's version of the Silver Blaze Handicap.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
     Dress for ascot - (think My Fair Lady), and enjoy a leisurely day engaging in the "sport of kings."  We will pick the Sherlockian favourite for each race, conduct a quiz and treat ourselves to the sights and sounds of this landmark venue.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
The event Starts at 11:30 am, first Race 12:30 pm
This event will take place rain or shine.
$15.00 Member - $20.00 Non Member
RSVP by 06/04/16
Checks payable to Chrys or Jerry Kegley
Mail to: 18014 Sherman Way  #275
Reseda, CA 91335
PayPal payments accepted, please send to: jkegley@socal.rr.com

General Parking is included in event price--you may upgrade to: Preferred: $6.00, or Valet: $10.00
     Once we recieve your monies, we will email your confirmation. The Curious Collectors will be located in infield pavilion #18. Enter the park through the tunnel and proceed to the pavilion area where you will go to the will call window to check in and receive your program and pavilion area wrist band.
Enter the parking lot through gate #6, the Patron entrance off of Colorado Place. It's the best entrance to the infield. General and handicap parking is available.TRAVELING ON the 210 FREEWAY: From the 210 Freeway, exit Santa Anita Ave. Head south on Santa Anita Ave. Turn right on Huntington Dr. Veer right on Colorado Place. Turn left into Gate 6.

Please send your current email address with your payment.

You may bring your own picnic (No Alcohol, be very discreet, your bags etc. may be checked), those choosing this option may arrive early (9:30-10:30am) and drop off your coolers, picnic baskets, etc. by car at our pavilion (#18). Please note no cars will be admitted after 10:30am. A prize will be awarded for best Victorian picnic spread so get fancy and take advantage of the early arrival time.

 Or you can dine at the racetrack at one of the following:

Dining at Santa Anita Park

Concession Stands and Bars: Wherever you may wander, chances are you will find what you are looking for at one of our conveniently located concessions and bars.  Hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, soda, beer and cocktails are just the beginning.  And don't forget a doughnut!  They're made fresh right here every day.

Terrace Food Court: If variety and selection are what you are looking for, may we suggest the Terrace Food Court on the mainline.  It's just a few steps up from the Paddock Gardens.  You can find food such as burgers and fries, chicken sandwiches, pizza and more.
     Terrace Food Court is open every racing day and is located in the main Grandstand, opposite Kingsbury Fountain.

The Lanai Room: The Lanai Room in the Club House offers a variety of food choices every day to racing fans.  The menu includes soup, jumbo hot dogs, salads, sandwiches, Philly cheese steak, rice bowls, snacks, pastries and beverages.

Located in the main Grandstan Club House Mezzanine (3rd floor)

Clockers' Café: Clockers' Café offers fantastic breakfast and bakery options to get your day at the park started right. Guests who want some morning munchies like a bagel, a midday treat like one of our jumbo cookies or bear claws, or even a shot of espresso for an end of day pick-me-up, Clockers' Café has you covered any time.

Grade One: The hand carved sandwich is moving up in class. Grade One features our renowned race place sandwiches with options like roasted turkey and Santa Anita's famous corned beef. Joining the field of options is a decadent slow-roasted prime rib, sure to raise the stakes on your next visit.

Pick 3: A noodle bar featuring nearly endless options, guests get the chance to choose their noodle, sauce and meat to create a trifecta of tastiness. Udon with spicy ponzu sauce and shrimp? Cavatappi with white wine cream and chicken?

Press Box: Guest can wring the most out of their next visit with healthy options from Press Box. IUnprecedented, freshly-squeezed juice and smoothie options to brighten and excite a sunny day at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The Turf Course: The Club House Mezzanine has its own turf course, and it features a furlong of delicious salads for hungry herbivores. Build your own or, if you're thinking more of something from the surf, try one of our recently added sushi options.

ake your day at the races unforgettable!  Sunshine, gentle breezes, and the thrill of Thoroughbred racing set the stage for a perfect day of fun.  The Infield at Santa Anita Park blends Spanish flavour with Art Deco architecture by the noted Los Angelino architect Gordon B. Kaufmann.  Luscious landscaping and a wealth of art and ornamental sculptures encircled with more than 1,500 trees, bowers of blooming seasonal and perennial flowers, fountains, antique sculptures, imaginative topiary designs, and lush green lawns are just some of the beautiful elements of Santa Anita.

     Prizes will be awarded for best Ascot attire (male & female), best picnic spread and a special prize for best race day chapeau (male or female).
     There will be a running of the CCOBS sponsored "Silver Blaze Handicap." and a quiz on "Silver Blaze."

Directions and Map to "Silver Blaze"

Dan Lambert and Friend

Jerry, Chrys and Randy
Aaron Rubin

Back to events page