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The sport of kings returns as Santa Anita Park opens for its 77th season of live horse racing. The park's traditional winter meeting will run through April 20, and due to the closure of Hollywood Park, a separate spring race meeting will run April 25-June. 29.

Opening day features a special early first post time at noon, with gates opening at 10 a.m. On-track attendees will receive a free wall calendar with the theme "Flying Silks."

The park will also hold a swanky Whiskey in Winter Party in the Chandelier Room with whiskey tastings, food and other festivities (tickets are $150).

For more information, go to the Santa Anita website.

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