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Infield Concert and Food Trucks Featured at Breeders' Cup

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The Breeders' Cup announced an infield concert, food trucks and beer garden will bolster horse racing's richest races at Santa Anita on November 2.

Songs in the Saddle: The Infield Music Fest will feature Kristen Chenoweth, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Macy Gray, Joan Osborne, Dame and Jenny O performing between races of the second day of the 30th Breeders' Cup World Championships. The Border Grill, Grilled Cheese Truck, Komodo, Ragin Cajun and Lobsta Truck are among the 30 food trucks that will be parked in the infield.

This probably won't rival the infield at the Preakness Stakes, the second race of the Triple Crown held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. That infield also features a concert but that's where the comparisons end. For years there was a BYOB policy which ended in 2009. Then there was the toilet run where people would run on the tops of the porta-johns while people tossed their beer, both full and empty, open and closed, at the runners.

So no. The infield at Santa Anita probably won't end up like that.

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