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Free Fridays, $1 beers/dogs

ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2009)—For the first time in its 41-year history, the Oak Tree Racing Association has announced it will institute a full menu of  “Free Fridays” throughout its six-week meeting, which begins Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Friday, Oct. 2 will mark the first of five “Free Fridays” and will get underway with a special first post time of 2 p.m. All fans attending on Fridays will receive free General Admission with the exception of day-one of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 6.

In addition to free General Admission, fans attending on “Free Fridays” will be offered free box seats, while supplies last, along with $1 dollar beers, sodas, hot dogs, popcorn and coffee.

“This promotion was a resounding success and was extremely popular with our fans at the Santa Anita winter/spring meet and we’re very confident it’s going to be a big hit here at Oak Tree,” said Oak Tree Director and Executive Vice President Sherwood Chillingworth.

“We also like the idea of two o’clock first post time.  We feel this is going to make it easier for people who are getting off work to come out, have a good time and get their weekend off to an enjoyable start,” he added.

The first Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting was first conducted in the fall of 1969. Oak Tree will be hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented second consecutive year on Nov. 6 & 7.

First post time on opening day, Sept. 30 is at 1 p.m. For more information on the Breeders’ Cup and Oak Tree at Santa Anita, fans are encouraged to go to , or to call (626) 574-7223.


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