Photos: Opening Day of Autumn Horse Racing at Santa Anita Park

Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Geovanni Franco riding Lieutenant Dan wins the Eddie D Stakes (Grade II) on the downhill turf course in the seventh race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. Its the first time since 2019 that a race has run on the downhill turf course. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Geovanni Franco riding Lieutenant Dan wins the Eddie D Stakes (Grade II) on the downhill turf course in the seventh race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. Its the first time since 2019 that a race has run on the downhill turf course. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Geovanni Franco riding Lieutenant Dan wins the Eddie D Stakes (Grade II) on the downhill turf course in the seventh race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. Its the first time since 2019 that a race has run on the downhill turf course. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Geovanni Franco riding Lieutenant Dan wins the Eddie D Stakes (Grade II) on the downhill turf course in the seventh race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. Its the first time since 2019 that a race has run on the downhill turf course. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

A horse racing fan silhouetted looks on during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Horse racing fans watch racing on video screens during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

A plaque in honor 100 year old John Shear who recently retired during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Horn blower Jay Cohen, center, with Rick Tyree, right, and Bill Frazier, left during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

The start of the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Horse racing fans during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Joe Bravo riding Pappacap finished second in the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Horse racing fans during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Mike Smith riding Corniche wins the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Horse racing fans during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Mike Smith riding Corniche wins the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Mike Smith riding Corniche wins the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Mike Smith riding Corniche wins the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Horse racing fans silhouetted during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Kent Desormeaux finished third in the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Mike Smith riding Corniche wins the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Horse Flying Drummer with jockey John Valenzuela (not pictured) after the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Discarded race tickets during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Mike Smith riding Corniche wins the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Trainer Bob Baffert after Jockey Mike Smith riding Corniche wins the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Horse racing fans during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Horse racing fans during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Jockey Mike Smith riding Corniche wins the American Pharaoh Stakes (Grade 1) in the eighth race during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

A outriders walks with a horse along the track late in the day during Opening day of the Autumn horse racing at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, October 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

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