04/04/2010 6:58PM

Santa Anita: Earthquake shakes Santa Anita


An earthquake centered in Mexicali, Mexico  that measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale could be felt strongly in the Santa Anita press box at 3:40 p.m. during the running of Sunday's seventh race.

The shaking began when the field was on the backstretch and lasted until the runners were galloping out.  The track did not sustain any damage and racing continued without interruption.

Mexicali is located southeast of San Diego on the Mexican-California border.