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California Crown Tops Autumn Meet Stakes at Santa Anita


Santa Anita Park will host 22 stakes, together with the inaugural $1 million California Crown (G1), throughout its 16-day Autumn Meet beginning Friday, Sept. 27. The primary-ever California Crown Day at Santa Anita, that includes 5 stakes price $2.8 million, will likely be introduced the next day, Sept. 28.

The California Crown program, which was formally introduced March 1, is a racing and leisure idea impressed by the favored Pegasus World Cup Day at Gulfstream Park. The prize cash provided on the stakes-laden card is being offered by 1/ST Racing. 

The California Crown, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on filth, replaces the Superior Once more on the Santa Anita stakes slate. Along with its hefty purse, the California Crown offers the winner with an computerized berth within the $7 million Breeders’ Cup Basic (G1) Nov. 2 at Del Mar.

California Crown Day may also embody the $750,000 California Crown Eddie D Stakes (G2T) at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course and the $750,000 California Crown John Henry Turf Championship (G2T).

Supporting the three California Crown races on Sept. 28 would be the $200,000 Metropolis of Hope Mile (G2T) and $100,000 Unzip Me Stakes. The Metropolis of Hope Mile is an computerized qualifier for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1T) Nov. 2 at Del Mar.

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Following the California Crown, the subsequent day on Sunday, Sept. 29, Santa Anita will host the $200,000 Zenyatta Stakes (G2) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on filth and the $200,000 Santa Anita Dash Championship (G2). Each races are key preps for the Breeders’ Cup.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Santa Anita will host 5 stakes, together with three Breeders’ Cup “Win and You are In” occasions. Amongst them is the newly renamed Oak Leaf Stakes (G2).

The Oak Leaf, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on filth, was often called the Chandelier from 2012 to 2023. The race was initially often called the Oak Leaf Stakes beginning in 1969.

Additionally on Oct. 5 are the $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes (G1) for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1); and the $200,000 Rodeo Drive (G2T) for fillies and mares, which awards the winner an computerized berth within the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T).

On Sunday, Oct. 6, Santa Anita will host three stakes, together with the Zuma Seaside (G3T) for 2-year-olds and Surfer Woman (G3T) for 2-year-old fillies. Additionally, that day is the Tokyo Metropolis Cup at 1 1/2 miles on filth.

To view the whole Autumn Meet stakes schedule and for info on opening weekend, please go to www.santaanita.com.

Los Alamitos to Run Two stakes Throughout September Meet

A pair of stakes price a assured $175,000 will likely be run through the upcoming September Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos Race Course.

The six-day meet is scheduled to start Friday, Sept. 13 and proceed by way of Sunday, Sept. 22. Racing will likely be performed Friday-Sunday each weeks (Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 20-22). Put up time will likely be 1 p.m.

The primary stakes race—the $75,000-guaranteed E.B. Johnston—will likely be run Saturday, Sept. 14. A one-mile race, the Johnston is restricted to 3-year-olds and up bred or sired in California. Every week later—Saturday, Sept. 21—fillies and mares—3-year-olds & up—will get collectively within the $100,000 Darkish Mirage at one mile.

This press launch has been edited for content material and magnificence by BloodHorse Employees.

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