01/31/2002 12:00AM

Hollywood shuffles its stakes lineup


Hollywood Park has made significant revisions to the stakes schedule for the upcoming spring-summer meeting, adding a $500,000 stakes for 3-year-old fillies, dropping five events and putting two of the meeting's most important races on the same day.

The 51-race schedule is highlighted by six races worth $500,000 or more, the anchors for several top days.

The $500,000 Gamely Breeders' Cup and the $500,000 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile are the co-features on May 27. The purse of the Gamely has been doubled, while the Shoemaker purse has been increased $150,000.

The $500,000 Californian on June 15 is the main attraction of a program with three major stakes, including the $350,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap and the $250,000 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks.

The newly created $500,000 American Oaks is the top race on July 6. The $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup and the $500,000 Swaps Stakes will be run on July 14.

Overall, the stakes program is worth a record $9.5 million.

To make room for the American Oaks, Hollywood Park has discontinued the Princess Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on dirt. Four other stakes will not be run this year - the Estrapade Stakes for fillies and mares on turf; the Bel Air Handicap for older horses on dirt; the Fastness Handicap over a mile on turf, and the Radar Ahead Handicap, a turf sprint.

The meeting runs from April 24 to July 21.


Wed., April 24HARRY HENSON STAKES3YO5 1/2 Furlongs (T)$75,000

Fri ., April 26WILSHIRE HANDICAP (G3)3YO & Up F&M1 Mile (T)100,000

Sat ., April 27HAWTHORNE HANDICAP (G3)3YO & Up F&M1 1/16 Miles100,000

Sun ., April 28CAL FED SNOW CHIEF (Cal-bred)3YO1 1/8 Miles250,000

Sun ., April 28MELAIR STAKES (Cal-bred)3YO F1 1/16 Miles 200,000

Sun ., April 28KHALED STAKES (Cal-bred)4YO & Up 1 1/16 Miles (T)175,000

Sun ., April 28FRAN'S VALENTINE (Cal-bred)4YO & Up F&M1 1/16 Miles (T)175,000

Sun ., April 28B. THOUGHTFUL (Cal-bred)4YO & Up F&M7 Furlongs150,000

Sun ., April 28QUICKEN TREE (Cal-bred)4YO & Up 1 1/2 Miles (T)100,000

Sat ., May 4SENORITA STAKES (G3)3YO F1 Mile (T)100,000

Sun ., May 5INGLEWOOD HANDICAP (G3)3YO & Up1 1/16 Miles (T)100,000

Sat., May 11NURSERY STAKES2YO F5 Furlongs65,000

Sun ., May 12MERVYN LeROY HANDICAP (G2)3YO & Up1 1/16 Miles150,000

Sat., May 18RAILBIRD STAKES (G3)3YO F7 Furlongs100,000

Sun ., May 19JIM MURRAY MEMORIAL HCP3YO & Up1 1/2 Miles (T)75,000

Sat ., May 25MILADY BC HANDICAP (G1)3YO & Up F&M1 1/16 Miles200,000

Sun ., May 26WILLARD PROCTOR MEMORIAL2YO 5 Furlongs65,000

Sun ., May 26CALIF. SIRE STAKES (Cal-bred)3YO C/G1 1/16 Miles (T)100,000

Mon., May 27GAMELY BREEDERS' CUP (G1)3YO & Up F&M1 1/8 Miles (T)500,000

Mon., May 27SHOEMAKER BC MILE (G1)3YO & Up1 Mile (T)500,000

Mon ., May 27LAZ. BARRERA MEMORIAL (G2)3YO7 Furlongs150,000

Fri ., May 31CALIF. SIRE STAKES (Cal-bred)3YO F1 1/16 Miles (T)100,000

Sat ., June 1WILL ROGERS STAKES (G3)3YO1 Mile (T)100,000

Sun., June 2LOS ANGELES HANDICAP (G3)3YO & Up6 Furlongs100,000

Sun., June 2CINDERELLA STAKES2YO F5 1/2 Furlongs75,000

Fri., June 7DESERT STORMER HCP (G3)3YO & Up F&M6 Furlongs100,000

Sat., June 8HONEYMOON BC HCP (G2)3YO F 1 1/8 Miles (T)200,000

Sun., June 9MANHATTAN BEACH STAKES3YO F5 1/2 Furlongs (T)75,000

Fri., June 14ROBERT KERLAN MEMORIAL3YO & Up5 1/2 Furlongs (T)75,000

Sat ., June 15THE CALIFORNIAN (G2)3YO & Upward1 1/8 Miles500,000

Sat ., June 15WHITTINGHAM MEMORIAL (G1)3YO & Upward1 1/4 Miles (T)350,000

Sat ., June 15HOLLYWOOD BC OAKS (G2)3YO F1 1/16 Miles250,000

Sun., June 16HAGGIN STAKES2YO 5 1/2 Furlongs75,000

Sat., June 22VANITY HANDICAP (G1)3YO & Up F&M1 1/8 Miles250,000

Sun., June 23AFFIRMED HANDICAP (G3)3YO1 1/16 Miles100,000

Sat., June 29BEVERLY HILLS HANDICAP (G1)3YO & Up F&M1 1/4 Miles (T)250,000

Sun., June 30CINEMA BC HANDICAP (G3)3YO1 1/8 Miles (T)200,000

Thurs., July 4AMERICAN HANDICAP (G2)3YO & Up1 1/8 Miles (T)150,000

Thurs., July 4LANDALUCE STAKES (G3)2YO F6 Furlongs100,000

Fri., July 5FLAWLESSLY STAKES3YO F1 Mile (T)100,000

Sat., July 6AMERICAN OAKS3YO F1 1/4 Miles (T)500,000

Sat., July 6TRIPLE BEND BC HANDICAP (G2)3YO & Up7 Furlongs300,000

Sat., July 6ROYAL HEROINE STAKES (G3)3YO & Up F&M1 Mile (T)100,000

Sun., July 7GREAT LADY M. HANDICAP3YO & Up F&M5 1/2 Furlongs (T)75,000

Sat., July 13ANSWER DO STAKES (Cal-bred)3YO & Up5 1/2 Furlongs (T)75,000

Sun., July 14HOLLYWOOD GOLD CUP (G1)3YO & Up1 1/4 Miles750,000

Sun., July 14SWAPS STAKES (G1)3YO1 1/8 Miles500,000

Sun., July 14A GLEAM HANDICAP (G2)3YO & Up F&M7 Furlongs200,000

Fri ., July 19VALKYR HANDICAP (Cal-bred)3YO & Up F&M1 Mile (T)75,000

Sat., July 20HOLLYWOOD JUVENILE (G3)2YO 6 Furlongs100,000

Sun., July 21SUNSET HANDICAP (G2)3YO & Up1 1/2 Miles (T)250,000