12/26/2010 2:28PM

Santa Anita: Opening day is here


Sunday's much-anticipated opening day of the winter-spring meeting is finally here. The weather has cooperated - since the sun came up.

Overnight rain, totaling about three-quarters of an inch, has led to no turf racing for Sunday's nine-race program. Currently, conditions are largely cloudy, but there is no rain forecast. First post is noon.

There are scratches in four races. In the third race, Tale of the Bat is out. Special Kid is out of the fourth race.

The sixth race is the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Pica Slew and Arte Viva will not start. Sebastian Flyte is out of the $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes, which has been transferred from  the turf course to the main track.