Santa Anita Park stakes schedule leads off with Malibu, La Brea

Santa Anita Publicity
November 22, 2019 04:03pm
Santa Anita Park stakes schedule leads off with Malibu, La Brea
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Santa Anita Park, which will open for its 83rd Winter/Spring Meeting as is tradition on Dec. 26, has announced a complete stakes schedule through closing day, June 21.

The slate, which includes a total of 93 added-money races, kicks off with pair of Grade 1 stakes on opening day: the $300,000 Malibu, for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, and the $300,000 La Brea, for 3-year-old fillies at the same distance.  

The Malibu and La Brea will again be complemented on opening day by the Grade 2, $200,000 San Antonio Stakes, the Grade 2, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile and the $75,000 Lady of Shamrock Stakes.  

The Grade 1, $300,000 American Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies at a mile and a quarter on turf, will serve as Santa Anita’s final top-level offering this year on Dec. 28.  

First run in February of 1935, the Grade 1, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap, which was won this year by Hronis Racing’s Gift Box, will be contested for the 83rd time on March 7.   

The Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, which has produced a total of 18 Kentucky Derby winners and three Triple Crown champions, will be run on Saturday, April 4.  


Dec. 26               $300,000 Malibu Stakes  

Dec. 26               $300,000 La Brea Stakes  

Dec. 28               $300,000 American Oaks  

March 7              $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap  

March 7              $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile  

March 14            $400,000 Beholder Mile  

April 4                 $1 million Santa Anita Derby  

April 4                 $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks  

May 25                $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita  

May 25                $500,000 Shoemaker Mile  

May 25                $500,000 Gamely Stakes


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