10 Grade 1's highlight Santa Anita's stakes schedule

10 Grade 1's highlight Santa Anita's stakes schedule
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With three prestigious Grade 1 stakes on opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita’s 2020-21 Winter/Spring stakes schedule will offer fans and horsemen a total of 95 stakes through closing day, June 20.  This will include 10 Grade 1 events and 60 graded stakes, available to horses on both dirt and turf.

Santa Anita’s traditional Winter/Spring opener will be highlighted by three Grade 1, $300,000 stakes, the seven-furlong Runhappy Malibu, for 3-year-olds, the seven-furlong La Brea, for 3-year-old fillies, and the American Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one quarter on turf.

These Grade 1 races will be complemented by three other stakes on opening day, the $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (G2), the $200,000 San Antonio (G2) and the $75,000 Lady of Shamrock.

The $400,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) and the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1) will be run on March 6 and be complemented by one of American’s most important Derby preps, the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2), the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (G2) and the $75,000 China Doll Stakes.

The following Saturday, March 13, the $300,000 Beholder Mile (G1) for fillies and mares will highlight a program that will also include the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (G3), which will be run out of Santa Anita’s all-new turf chute at six furlongs.

The $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1), which has produced 18 Kentucky Derby winners, will be run on Apr. 3, as will the Grade $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G2), as well as two Cal-bred stakes, the $200,000 Echo Eddie and the $200,000 Evening Jewel.

The iconic $300,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) will be run on May 31, as will two other Grade 1 stakes, both to be run on turf, the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile and the $300,000 Gamely.

The Winter/Spring Meeting will finish strong with the $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes (G3), to be run at a mile and three quarters down the track’s Camino Real Turf Course on June 19 and the $100,000 American Stakes (G3), at one mile on turf June 20.

In addition to the American on closing day, a pair of new stakes for 2-year-olds, the $75,000 Fasig-Tipton Futurity and the $75,000 Fasig-Tipton Debutante, will both be contested at five furlongs on the main track.

2020 - 2021  Winter Spring Stakes Schedule

    Run Date                Race                                      Age            Distance        Purse
Sat. Dec 26Malibu Stakes  (Gr I)3YO7 F$300,000
Sat. Dec 26La Brea Stakes  (Gr I)F,3YO7 F$300,000
Sat. Dec 26San Antonio Stakes  (Gr II)3 &up1 1/16 M$200,000
Sat. Dec 26Mathis Brothers Mile  (Gr II)3YO1 M(T)$200,000
Sat. Dec 26Lady of Shamrock StakesF,3YO1 M(T)$75,000
Sat. Dec 26American Oaks  (Gr I)F,3YO1 1/4 M (T)$300,000
Sun. Dec 27Eddie Logan Stakes2YO1 M(T)$75,000
Sun. Dec 27Robert J.  Frankel Stakes  (Gr III)F/M, 3&up1 1/8 M (T)$100,000
Thurs. Dec 31Blue Norther StakesF,2YO1 M(T)$75,000
Fri. Jan 1Joe Hernandez Stakes (II)4&up6 1/2 F (T)$200,000
Sat. Jan 2San Gabriel Stakes (Gr II)4&up1 1/8 M (T)$200,000
Sat. Jan 2Sham Stakes  (Gr III)3YO1 M $100,000
Sun. Jan 3Santa Ynez Stakes  (Gr II)F,3YO7 F$200,000
Sat. Jan 9La Canada Stakes  (Gr II)F/M,4&up1 1/16 M$200,000
Sat. Jan 9Las Cienegas Stakes  (Gr III)F/M,4&up6 F (T)$100,000
Sun. Jan 10Kalookan Queen StakesF/M, 4&up6 1/2 F$75,000
Sat. Jan 16Unusual Heat Turf Classic4&up (CA)1 1/8 M (T)$200,000
Sat. Jan 16Sunshine Millions F/M Turf SprintF/M, 4 & up  (CA)6 F (T)$150,000
Sat. Jan 16California Cup Sprint4&up (CA)6 F$150,000
Sat. Jan 16California Cup Derby3 YO (CA)1 1/16 M$200,000
Sat. Jan 16California Cup OaksF, 3YO  (CA)1 M(T)$200,000
Sun. Jan 17Astra Stakes (Gr III)F/M,4&up1 1/2 M (T)$100,000
Mon. Jan 18Megahertz Stakes  (Gr III)F/M,4&up1 M(T)$100,000
Sat. Jan 23Palos Verdes Stakes  (Gr II)4&up6 F$200,000
Sun. Jan 24Clockers' Corner Stakes4&up6 F (T)$70,000
Sat. Jan 30San Pasqual Stakes  (Gr II)4&up1 1/8 M$200,000
Sat. Jan 30San Marcos Stakes  (Gr II)4&up1 1/4 (T)$200,000
Sat. Jan 30Robert B. Lewis Stakes  (Gr III)3YO1 1/16 M$100,000
Sun. Jan 31Baffle Stakes3YO6 1/2 F (T)$75,000
Sat. Feb 6Las Virgenes Stakes  (Gr II)F,3YO1 M$200,000
Sat. Feb 6Thunder Road Stakes  (Gr III)4&up1 M(T)$100,000
Sat. Feb 6San Vicente Stakes  (Gr II)3YO7 F$200,000
Sat. Feb 13Santa Monica Stakes  (Gr II)F/M, 4 & up7 F$200,000
Sun. Feb 14Sweet Life Stakes (GIII)F,3YO6 F (T)$100,000
Mon. Feb 15Wishing WellF/M,4&up6 1/2 F (T)$75,000
Sat. Feb 20Buena Vista Stakes  (Gr II)F/M,4&up1 M(T)$200,000
Sun. Feb 21Spring Fever StakesF/M, 4 & up (CA)6 F$100,000
Sat. Feb 27Pasadena Stakes (Listed)3YO1 M(T)$100,000
Sun. Feb 28Tiznow Stakes4&up (CA)1 M$100,000
Sat. Mar 6Santa Anita Handicap  (Gr I)4&up1 1/4 M$400,000
Sat. Mar 6San Carlos  (Gr II)4&up7F$200,000
Sat. Mar 6San Felipe Stakes  (Gr II)3YO1 1/16 M$300,000
Sat. Mar 6Frank E. Kilroe Mile  (Gr I)4&up1 M(T)$400,000
Sat. Mar 6China Doll StakesF,3YO1 M(T)$75,000
Sun. Mar 7Santa Ysabel Stakes  (G III)F,3YO1 1/16 M$100,000
Sat. Mar 13Beholder Mile  (Gr I)F/M,4&up1 M$300,000
Sat. Mar 13San Simeon Stakes  (Gr III)4&up6 F (T)$100,000
Sun. Mar 14Irish O'Brien StakesF/M, 4&up6 F (T)$100,000
Sat. Mar 20San Luis Rey Stakes  (Gr III)4&up1 1/2 M (T)$100,000
Sun. Mar 21Sensational Star Stakes4&up (CA)6 1/2  F (T)$100,000
Sat. Mar 27Santa Ana Stakes  (Gr III)F/M4&up1 1/4 M (T)$100,000
Sun. Mar 28Santana Mile4&up1 M$75,000

Sat. Apr 3Santa Anita Derby  (Gr I)3YO1 1/8 M$750,000
Sat. Apr 3Santa Anita Oaks  (Gr II)F,  3YO1 1/16 M$400,000
Sat. Apr 3Echo Eddie Stakes3 YO (CA)6 1/2 F$150,000
Sat. Apr 3Evening JewelF, 3 YO (CA)6 1/2 F$150,000
Sat. Apr 3Royal Heroine Stakes (Gr II)F/M4&up1 M(T)$200,000
Sat. Apr 3Providencia Stakes (Gr III)F,3YO1 1/8 M (T)$100,000
Sun. Apr 4Las Flores Stakes  (Gr III)F/M,4&up6 F


For the full stakes schedule on the Santa Anita website, click here.

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