Santa Anita Park has announced it will be closed for training throughout the upcoming Del Mar race meet, from July 17 to Sept. 4, in order to accommodate renovation projects in both the stable area and grandstand.
Horses that were originally scheduled to stable and train at Santa Anita will be able to do so instead this summer at Betfair Hollywood Park.
"Live racing will return to Santa Anita in late September, and we have some ongoing renovations that we need to undertake and complete as soon as possible," Santa Anita president George Haines said in a June 13 release. "We're excited to be able to embark upon these upgrades, and we'd like to thank the folks at Betfair Hollywood Park for allowing us to do this at this time, during the seven-week Del Mar meeting. Our fans and horsemen are a huge priority to us, and these projects will benefit us all."
Santa Anita will remain open for training through the current Hollywood Park meet, which concludes July 14.
Santa Anita's 2013 fall meet will open Sept. 27 and will be highlighted by the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 2-3.