The Santa Anita Park covers around 320 acres of land, including a 1,100-foot-long grandstand that seats 26,000 patrons. On top of the grandstand, the infield area also holds more patrons. The park first opened to the public on December 25, 1934. It was designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann of Los Angles and features a Spanish Art Deco design.
Balls, frisbees, balloons, skateboards, bicycles, kites and rollerblades are prohibited at the Santa Anita Park. Only handicap assist canines are allowed, no other animals. Bags may be checked. The self-service machines open when the gates open. Manned windows will be open 45 minutes before the first post, but may open earlier.