03/19/2003 12:00AM

BC stakes worth $6.4M


NEW YORK - Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced on Wednesday the 2003 Breeders' Cup stakes program, which will include 104 races and $6.4 million in purse distributions in the United States and Canada.

At Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting this fall, which will play host to the 20th Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 25, four races will receive purse awards: the $150,000 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup ($50,000 award), the $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap ($100,000), the $200,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap ($75,000), and the $200,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile Handicap ($50,000).

Breeders' Cup-nominated horses run for the total purse. Horses not nominated compete only for the purse money provided by the host track.