Support Local Groups

Proceeds benefit Arcadia High School, El Monte High School, Alhambra High School, Arroyo High School, the LA Arboretum, the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage and CARMA, which raises money for retired California racehorses.

This year, it is easier than ever to help a worthy school or non-profit organization. When you use our online entry form, simply select a beneficiary from the drop down list in the “Make a donation” section. That will send $5 of your entry fee to the beneficiary you select, with no increase in your entry fee!

Read more about each beneficiary below.

LA Arboretum

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and historical site located in what was the heart of the historic Rancho Santa Anita in the city of Arcadia. Our race course runs through the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden and finishes on the legendary Santa Anita Race Track! View a course map here.

Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage

The mission of the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage is to collect, preserve and recognize Arcadia’s heritage; to create a shared identity for a diverse community; and to celebrate the City’s rich history with exhibits and educational programs that will encourage community involvement.


California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2007 to raise money for retired racehorses.  It is responsible for hosting fundraising events, educating owners and trainers on equine retirement, raising awareness and working to unify the racing industry in support of its equine athletes.

Local High Schools

Local high schools also benefit from our event, including Arcadia High School, El Monte High School, Alhambra High School, and Arroyo High School. Many of our volunteers are students from these schools. Without their help, our event wouldn’t be possible.