HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL 626 NIGHT MARKET COMPLETES SUMMER RUN BY ATTRACTING 345,684 ATTENDEES OVER FOUR WEEKENDS AT SANTA ANITAAMERICA’S LARGEST ASIAN-THEMED NIGHT MARKET MARKS EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT SANTA ANITA BY AGAIN ATTRACTING YOUNGER ‘LESS TRADITIONAL’ DEMOGRAPHICARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2019)–For the eighth consecutive year, Santa Anita’s wildly popular 626 Night Market wrapped up another successful summertime run this past Sunday at The Great Race Place, as it attracted 345,684 on-track attendees over four separate weekends this summer.The 626 Night Market plays host to dozens of young entrepreneurs and offers attendees a wide array of live entertainment, as well as food and technological exhibits located in Santa Anita’s picturesque Paddock Gardens area and surrounding parking lots.“We’re thrilled that ‘626’ continues to introduce a younger, more ethnic and less traditional demographic to Santa Anita Park,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita Director of Community Services and Special Projects. “We’re not only able to expose our Paddock Gardens and racetrack to a totally new audience, but we we’re able to engage with many of them in a way that we hope will encourage them to come back to visit us during our live meets and become Thoroughbred racing fans.“By any measure, this is a golden demographic for us and we’re thankful for the opportunity to make new friends right here in our immediate market.”The brainchild of 38-year-old entrepreneur Jonny Hwang, “626” is patterned after similar events in his native Taiwan and has proven incredibly popular with young attendees who are based primarily in the San Gabriel Valley.“As we continue to evolve the 626 Night Market with diverse foods and activities, we attract more people from various areas of Southern California,” said Hwang. “This enables our night markets to be a massive platform for showcasing chefs, entrepreneurs, and talent from participating communities.”Santa Anita, which will host the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. 1 & 2, will reopen for live racing with its 23-day Autumn Meet beginning on Friday, Sept. 27.For additional information on Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn Meet and the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
The Polish star now has scored six times in four starts for Milan since moving from Genoa in the January transfer window to replace Gonzalo Higuain.After Remo Freuler had given Atalanta a 33rd-minute lead, Piatek struck with a memorable left-footed volley in first-half stoppage time.Ricardo Rodriguez swung in a cross from the left, Piatek hooked the ball around defender Berat Djimsiti before volleying into the top corner from 12 yards out despite not even looking at the target.“I was being marked closely, but I knew the ball would come into the box sooner or later, so I made the movement to ensure I got there first,” Piatek told Milan TV.“I am happy with the two goals today and want to keep going like this. I am a striker, so I’d like to score in every game.”Turkish winger Hakan Calhanoglu then put Milan ahead with a sharp drive 10 minutes into the second period before Piatek headed in from a corner just after the hour mark to seal victory.Milan fans have taken Piatek to their hearts, even devising a new chant “Piatek! Pum pum pum pum!” to mirror the striker’s goal celebration of a pistol-shooter.Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan stay in fourth spot but they now have 42 points, four more than Atalanta, Roma and Lazio.On Friday, Ronaldo set up Paulo Dybala to score early and added one himself with defender Leonardo Bonucci also on target as Juventus surged 14 points clear in Serie A with a 3-0 win over lowly Frosinone.The win was a perfect way to prepare for next week’s Champions League last 16, first-leg tie at Atletico Madrid.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Class act: AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek celebrates scoring on Saturday © AFP / Miguel MEDINAROME, Italy, Feb 17 – Krzysztof Piatek hit a wonder goal and grabbed a second as AC Milan came back to defeat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday and stay on course for the Champions League.Piatek took his season’s Serie A total to 17, just two behind Cristiano Ronaldo.