Santa Ana Park: Countdown to Goodbye

In January 2009, Philippine Racing Club will transfer its racing facility to the Saddle and Clubs Leisure Park in Trece Martirez City, Cavite, from Santa Ana Park in Makati City, built in 1937.

Horses and horsemen will pull up roots and move many miles south of Manila to build a new racing community in a location that is unfamiliar with the racing culture, its strangeness, its uniqueness, its beauty.

What will happen to the area it leaves, a place that has been home to racing for seventy-one years? Its homes shelter jockeys, trainers, horseowners. Its shops house tailors of racing silks and riding pants, cobblers of racing boots, veterinarians, feeds suppliers. Its offices pay out dividends to lucky bettors and oversee the myriad details of the racing business.


Read my sentimental article and see photos of Santa Ana Park at my other blog,

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2 Comments on Santa Ana Park: Countdown to Goodbye

  1. kiko
    2 December 2008 at 3:06 pm (4232 days ago)

    y santa ana leave on makati????

  2. raymond
    28 December 2008 at 2:12 am (4206 days ago)

    masakit man tanggapin na alisin sa makati yung karerahan pero much better naman na nasa malayo dapat ang karerahan kasi para world class talaga, elementary pa ako nun nagpupunta na me dian… dapat nga wag nang gibain kaso ganun talaga may mga baagy na mawawala sayo ang isang ala-ala… from.. mr, raymond a cabuslay sharja, dubai.. mycp#+971505848344