Updated on 09/17/2011 12:00PM

Breeders' Cup meeting offers stakes of $19M


The Oak Tree Racing Association will offer the richest stakes schedule in its history this fall at Santa Anita, from Sept. 28 to Nov. 9, a meeting highlighted by the Breeders' Cup on Oct. 25.

Overall, there are 40 stakes worth $19,250,000.

Oak Tree will open on a Sunday, also the final day of the Los Angeles County Fair meeting at Fairplex Park. The Sept. 28 program features four major stakes that are preps to Breeders' Cup races. Four other Breeders' Cup prep races will be run on Oct. 4-5.

The purses of four Breeders' Cup prep stakes have been changed this year. The two major prep stakes for juveniles - the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes on Sept. 28 and the Norfolk Stakes on Oct. 5 - have been increased $50,000, to $250,000. The Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile Oct. 5 has been increased $50,000, to $300,000.

The purse of one major stakes has been cut. The Clement Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship on Sept. 28, a prep to the Breeders' Cup Turf, will be worth $250,000, a drop of $50,000.

Two races have been added to the calendar as part of the Breeders' Cup Day undercard - the $150,000 Seabiscuit Handicap for 3-year-olds and up over 1 1/16 miles and the $100,000 Very Subtle Handicap for females over six furlongs.

The final major day of the meeting is California Cup Day on Nov. 8, which features 10 stakes for statebreds.


Sun, Sept 28LADY'S SECRET BC HCP (G2)F&M 3YO & Up1 1/16 Miles$200,000

Sun, Sept 28YELLOW RIBBON STAKES (G1)F&M 3YO & Up1 1/4 Miles (T)500,000

Sun, Sept 28OAK LEAF STAKES (G2)2YO F1 1/16 Miles250,000

Sun, Sept 28CLEMENT L. HIRSCH MEM. TURF. (G1)3YO & Up1 1/4 Miles (T)250,000

Wed, Oct 1COVER GAL STAKES 2YO F *7 F75,000

Wed, Oct 1CAVONNIER STAKES2YO *7 F75,000

Sat, Oct 4GOODWOOD BC HCP (G2)3YO & Up1 1/8 Miles500,000

Sat, Oct 4OAK TREE DERBY (G2)3YO1 1/8 Miles (T)150,000

Sun, Oct 5ANCIENT TITLE BC HCP (G1) 3YO & Up6 F200,000

Sun, Oct 5OAK TREE BC MILE (G2)3YO & Up1 Mile (T)300,000

Sun, Oct 5NORFOLK STAKES (G2)2YO1 1/16 Miles250,000

Sat, Oct 11SEN. KEN MADDY HCP (G3)F&M 3YO & Upabt. 6 1/2 F (T)100,000

Sun, Oct 12HAROLD C. RAMSER SR. HCPF, 3YO1 Mile (T)100,000


Sun, Oct 19ANOAKIA STAKES2YO F6 F 75,000

Fri, Oct 24MORVICH HANDICAP (G3)3YO & Upabt 6 1/2 F (T)100,000

Fri, Oct 24CARLETON F. BURKE HCP (G3)3YO & Up1 1/2 Miles (T)125,000

Sat, Oct 25SEABISCUIT HANDICAP3YO & Up1 1/16 Miles150,000

Sat, Oct 25VERY SUBTLE HANDICAPF&M 3YO & Up6 F100,000

Sat, Oct 25NEXTEL BC DISTAFF (G1)F&M 3YO & Up1 1/8 Miles2,000,000

Sat, Oct 25LONG JOHN SILVER'S BC JUV. FILLIES (G1)2YO F1 1/16 Miles1,000,000

Sat, Oct 25NetJets BC MILE (G1)3YO & Up1 Mile (T)1,500,000

Sat, Oct 25BC SPRINT (G1)3YO & Up6 F1,000,000

Sat, Oct 25BC FILLY & MARE TURF (G1)F&M 3YO & Up1 1/4 Miles (T)1,000,000

Sat, Oct 25BESSEMER TRUST BC JUVENILE (G1)2YO1 1/16 Miles1,500,000

Sat, Oct 25JOHN DEERE BC TURF (G1)3YO & Up1 1/2 Miles (T)2,000,000

Sat, Oct 25BC CLASSIC, POWERED BY DODGE (G1)3YO & Up1 1/4 Miles 4,000,000

Sat, Nov 1PINJARA STAKES2YO1 Mile (T)75,000

Sun, Nov 2HIDDEN LIGHT STAKES2YO F1 Mile (T)75,000

Sat, Nov 8CAL CUP CLASSIC3YO & Up *1 1/8 Miles250,000

Sat, Nov 8CAL CUP MILE3YO & Up *1 Mile (T)175,000

Sat, Nov 8CAL CUP MATRONF&M 3YO & Up * 1 1/16 Miles150,000

Sat, Nov 8CAL CUP SPRINT3YO & Up *6 F150,000

Sat, Nov 8CAL CUP DISTAFFF&M 3YO & Up *abt 6 1/2 F (T)150,000

Sat, Nov 8CAL CUP JUVENILE (C&G)2YO *1 1/16 Miles125,000

Sat, Nov 8CAL CUP JUVENILE (FILLIES)2YO F *1 1/16M125,000

Sat, Nov 8CAL CUP DISTANCE HCPF&M 3YO & Up *1 1/4 Miles (T)100,000

Sat, Nov 8CAL CUP STARTER HCP3YO & Up *1 1/2 Miles (T)50,000


Sun, Nov 9LAS PALMAS HANDICAP (G2)F&M 3YO & Up1 1/8 Miles (T)200,000

*Restricted to California-breds