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Santa Anita Announces 2016 – 2017 Winter Meet Stakes Schedule

A blockbuster card consisting of four graded stakes will await fans on opening day. - Photo by Terry Miller

A blockbuster card consisting of four graded stakes will await fans on opening day.
– Photo by Terry Miller

 

A total of 58 stakes, including nine Grade I events, to be offered through Santa Anita Derby Day, April 8

Santa Anita Park, which will offer 58 stakes races beginning with opening day of its traditional Winter Meet on Dec. 26, has announced that the prestigious Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks, which was most recently run in May, 2015, will now be run on Dec. 31. Santa Anita’s 72-day Winter stand will conclude on April 9 and be followed by its Spring Meet, which will run from April 14 through July 4.

A blockbuster card consisting of four graded stakes will await fans on opening day, with a pair of Grade I, $300,000 races at seven furlongs–the Malibu for 3-year-old colts and geldings and the La Brea, for 3-year-old fillies, highlighting a 10-race program. The Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) and the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Handicap, at 6.5 furlongs down the hillside turf course, will round out the graded stakes action.

Heading Santa Anita’s Grade I Winter Meet stakes lineup is the $1 million Santa Anita Derby, which has produced 17 Kentucky Derby winners, and will be run on April 8. The Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, to be contested for the 81st time, will be run on March 11.

Additionally, there will again be a similar number of $75,000 overnight stakes as well as a robust menu of California-bred stakes offered throughout the meeting.

Here is a complete roster of Santa Anita’s Grade I Winter Meet Stakes:

Dec. 26 $300,000 Malibu Stakes

Dec. 26 $300,000 La Brea Stakes

Dec. 31 $300,000 American Oaks

March 11 $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf)

March 11 $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes

March 11 $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap

March 18 $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes

April 8 $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks

April 8 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby

For a complete roster of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet stakes, please visit santaanita.com.

December 6, 2016

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