09/30/2011 1:04PM

Santa Anita: Opening day is here

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The opening day of the Santa Anita Autumn meeting is less than two hours away, with weather conditions ideal for the nine-race program. Skies are clear, with temperatures in the high 70s.

There are scratches in three of the races. In the first race , Liberal Arts is withdrawn because of sickness, according to track officials. In the second race, Blue Jay Attack is scratched for the same reason.

In the sixth race, Woodman's Lass is scratched from the also-eligible list of a one-mile turf race.