08/07/2003 11:00PM

Mae de Vol off stakes schedule


SAN MATEO, Calif. - The stakes schedule for the Bay Meadows fall meet contains only minor changes from 2002.

The most significant change is that one stakes race, the Mae De Vol, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares, has been eliminated.

Two 2-year-old sprint stakes, the Malcolm Anderson for colts and Time to Leave for fillies, have been renamed and will be run at one mile rather than six furlongs. Under their new names, the Bay Meadows Juvenile Stakes will be run on Oct. 19, and the Bay Meadows Lassie will be run on closing day, Nov. 2. Purse for both races is $60,000.

With California Cup Day at Santa Anita pushed back to Nov. 8, two other 2-year-old Cal-bred sprints, the Don B and Bam's Penny, scheduled in conjunction with Cal Cup, will likely be run at Golden Gate Fields.

Two Grade 3 stakes are on the $1.28 million schedule, which consists of 17 stakes. The $200,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap for 3-year-olds and up will be run at 1 1/8 miles on the turf on Sept. 27. The $100,000 Bay Meadows Derby at 1 1/8 miles on the turf will be run Nov. 1.

Two Cal-bred $100,000 stakes will be offered. The California Turf Championship for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the turf will be run Labor Day. The California Sprint Championship at six furlongs for 3-year-olds and up is Oct. 4.

"We fine-tuned the stakes schedule to coincide with major stakes in Southern California," said Richard Lewis, coordinator of races for Bay Meadows.