19-DAY STAND TO OFFER 21 STAKES, 11 OF THEM GRADED, WITH A TOTAL OF SIX GRADE I EVENTS
ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2017)–Santa Anita Park’s highly anticipated 2017 Autumn Meet will begin on Friday, Sept. 29 and will offer fans and horsemen 21 stakes through Sunday, Oct. 29, beginning with the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes on opening day. The Autumn Meet stakes schedule will be highlighted by a total of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” stakes on Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, Saturday, Sept. 30.
In all, 11 graded stakes, six of them Grade I, will be included in the 19-day Autumn Meet.
The Sept. 29 Eddie D. Stakes, named for all-time great Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, will be for 3-year-olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.
Following is a list of all six Autumn Meet Grade I, Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” events:
–Sept. 30 $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes, 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles
–Sept. 30 $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, 3-year-olds & up at 1 1/8 miles
–Sept. 30 $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes, fillies & mares, three and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf
–Sept. 30 $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes, fillies & mares, three and up at 1 1/16 miles
–Sept. 30 $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles
–Oct. 7 $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs
Santa Anita’s complete 2017 Autumn Meet Stakes Schedule can be viewed at santaaanita.com