Betting on horses at the race tracks can be a big gamble. Luckily, L.A. Weekly's Brunch at the Races offers a solid bet for a winning Sunday: boozy brunch with a thrilling view.

The second annual event features brunch bites and boozy cocktail samples from more than 30 of L.A.'s best restaurants. From 11 a.m. to 2 pm. on October 9, head to Santa Anita Park to indulge in tastings from L&E Oyster Bar, Little Dom's, The Hart & The Hunter, Sotto, L.A. Chapter, Poppy + Rose, DuPars, Sonny's Hideaway and dozens of other local dining destinations, all together in one action-packed venue. Cups of joe from Jones Coffee Roasters and live music curated by Spaceland Presents will be sure to keep you caffeinated all morning. The charity partner is Food Forward, an L.A.-based volunteer organization that works to fight hunger.

Pre-sale tickets for the signature event go on sale Tuesday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Use the pre-sale code BRUNCHBLOG to score a limited quantity of VIP tickets for $60 and general admission tickets for $40. 

With your VIP ticket, you'll get all-day entry into Santa Anita Park, unlimited food, beer, wine, and cocktail samples, access to a VIP lounge with signature cocktails, and entry to the artisanal vendor village featuring 20 additional vendors. And what's a VIP ticket without a VIP gift bag? You'll get plenty of swag. A general admission ticket includes all-day entry into the park, unlimited food, beer, wine and cocktail samples, and entry to the artisanal vendor village. 

So, what are you waiting for? Place your bet on this event, and we'll see you at the race tracks in October. 

Brunch at the Races takes place Sunday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia. 

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