SANTA ANITA SPRING STAKES SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED; SIX GRADE I STAKES, HEADED BY $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 27, HIGHLIGHT 38-DAY MEET WHICH RUNS FROM APRIL 25 THROUGH CLOSING DAY, JUNE 28

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced its 2015 Spring Stakes schedule, which will run from April 25 through June 28 and be highlighted by six Grade I events, including the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27. In addition to its impressive roster of Grade I stakes, Santa Anita will present 15 Grade II or Grade III events and a total of 35 stakes over the course of the 38-day Spring stand.

As a result of the closure of Hollywood Park in December, 2013, Santa Anita will be conducting its second Spring Meeting, which comes on the heels of the completion of its current Winter Meet, which runs through April 19.

Along with the mile and a quarter Gold Cup at Santa Anita for three year olds and up, the track will offer the following Grade I events: The $300,000 Vanity Stakes, for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on May 9; the $300,000 Gamely Stakes, for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf May 25; the $400,000 American Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies at 1 ¼ miles on turf May 30; the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf) for three year olds and up June 13, and the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes, for three year olds and up at seven furlongs June 27.

Long run as Santa Anita’s traditional closing day feature, the Grade III, 1 ¾ miles (turf) San Juan Capistrano Stakes will highlight the Spring Meet’s closing day June 28.

In order to view the complete 2015 Spring Meet stakes schedule, please visit santaanita.com/stakes-schedule.