Led by the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day Dec. 26,
Santa Anita Park announced its 2011-12 stakes schedule which will
include nine grade I events over the course of its 79-day meet which
will conclude April 22.
The Malibu will be one of four stakes
offered on opening day, joined by the Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. II), the
California Breeders Champion Stakes, and the California Breeders
Champion Stakes for fillies.
The $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap
(gr. I) on March 3 and the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April
7, once again figure prominently among the meeting’s marquee events.