SANTA ANITA’S 19-DAY AUTUMN MEET TO BE HIGHLIGHTED BY SIX GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE RACES AS THE GREAT RACE PLACE OFFERS 12 OVERALL GRADED STAKES

 

BC PREPS SET FOR FIRST THREE WEEKENDS OF MEET AS TRACK TO OFFER 21 OVERALL STAKES DURING MEET WHICH RUNS FROM SEPT. 26 THROUGH OCT. 25

See the Autumn Stakes Schedule here. 

ARCADIA, Calif. (July 22, 2015)–Santa Anita Park’s 2015 Autumn Meet, which will consist of 19 racing days beginning Saturday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 25, will be highlighted by six Grade I Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, which are part of 21 overall added money events–12 of which are graded.

With this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships scheduled to be run at Keeneland on Oct. 30 & 31, Santa Anita will offer five Grade I Breeders’ Cup preps on opening day, Sept. 26; the FrontRunner Stakes, for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, the Awesome Again Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, the Chandelier Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles, the Rodeo Drive Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf and the Zenyatta Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 1/16 miles.

In addition to the afore mentioned Grade I offerings, Santa Anita will also offer five additional Breeders’ Cup prep stakes; the Grade II City of Hope Mile for three year olds and up on Sept. 27, the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes for three year olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course on Oct. 3, the Grade III LA Woman Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track, the Surfer Girl Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies at one mile on turf and the Zuma Beach Stakes for 2-year-olds at one mile on turf–both of which will be run on Oct. 10.

Santa Anita will also offer the Grade III Autumn Miss Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf Oct. 17, the Grade II Twilight Derby, for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf Oct. 24, and the Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Stakes, for fillies and mares, three and up at 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course on closing day, Oct. 25.

Santa Anita, which hosted the Breeders’ Cup for an unprecedented three consecutive years, from 2012 through 2014, will again host the biggest two days in racing for the ninth time in the fall of 2016.

Dating back to the inaugural Breeders’ Cup, which was held at Hollywood Park in 1984, Santa Anita-based horses have accounted for 56 overall Breeders’ Cup wins.

Santa Anita’s complete 2015 Autumn Stakes Schedule is attached and can also be viewed at santaanita.com.

See the Autumn Stakes Schedule here.

 

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Saturday, September 26
FRONTRUNNER STAKES (G I)  $300,000   2 YO  1  1/16 M
AWESOME AGAIN STAKES (G I)  $300,000   3 & UP  1  1/8 M
CHANDELIER STAKES (G I)   $300,000    F, 2 YO   1  1/16 M
UNZIP ME STAKES   $70,000+    F, 3 YO   abt 6 1/2 F (T)
RODEO DRIVE STAKES (G I)   $300,000    F/M, 3 & UP  1 1/4 M (T)
ZENYATTA STAKES (G I)   $300,000    F/M, 3 & UP  1 1/16 M

Sunday, September 27
CITY OF HOPE MILE (G II)   $200,000   3 & UP  1 M (T)
KING PELLINORE STAKES   $70,000+   3 & UP  1 1/4 M (T) 

Saturday, October 3
SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP (G I)  $300,000  3 & UP  6 F
EDDIE D STAKES  (G III)   $100,000   3 & UP  abt 6 1/2 F (T)
SWINGTIME STAKES ®   $70,000+    F/M, 3 & UP  1 M (T)

Sunday, October 4
LA WOMAN STAKES (G III)   $100,000   F/M, 3 & UP  6 1/2 F
CALIFORNIA DISTAFF   $100,000   F/M, 3 & UP (CA)  abt 6 1/2 F (T)

Saturday, October 10
ZUMA BEACH STAKES   $100,000   2 YO  1 M (T)
SURFER GIRL STAKES   $100,000   F, 2 YO  1 M (T)

Sunday, October 11
ANOAKIA STAKES   $70,000+    F, 2 YO  6 F

Monday, October 12
CALIFORNIA FLAG STAKES   $100,000    3 & UP (CA)  abt 6 1/2 F (T)

Saturday, October 17
AUTUMN MISS STAKES (G III)   $100,000    F, 3 YO 1 M (T)

Sunday, October 18
SPEAKEASY STAKES   $70,000+    2 YO  6 F

Saturday, October 24
TWILIGHT DERBY (G II)    $200,000   3 YO  1 1/8 M (T)

Sunday, October 25
SEN. KEN MADDY STAKES (G lll)    $100,000    F/M, 3 & UP   abt. 6 1/2 (T)