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The one-of-a kind race course starts in an authentic starting gate near Gate 3. Then, it runs through the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden and finishes on the legendary Santa Anita Race Track!
ARCADIA, CA (April 6, 2013) - Many in the record crowd of over 6,000 who were gathered in the starting area of 2013 Santa Anita Derby Day 5K took a moment to capture a unique memory in their running careers. They snapped pictures of themselves and their friends in front of the famed race track's iconic starting gate that has launched horses and jockeys, some into legendary status, through decades of the world's finest thoroughbred racing.
The real winner, however, may have been the event itself. After its start in the starting gate near Gate 3, the one-of-a kind race course ran through the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden and finished on the legendary Santa Anita Race Track. Coupled with ideal running weather, it helped attract another large crowd to Santa Anita, many of whom took advantage of free parking and a race pass to see Goldencents hold off favored Flashback to win the 76th running of the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby later in the afternoon.
Melissa Bautista (5079), a 10-year-old from Arcadia, bolts from the start of the Kids 6 Furlong race.
Crowd treated to