05/09/2006 11:00PM

Oaks purse increased to $100K

Email

The purse for the Northlands Oaks has been boosted to $100,000, giving Northlands Park four six-figure stakes for its 72-day 2006 meeting, which begins June 23 and runs through Oct. 22.

The 34-race stakes schedule, worth a total of $2.22 million, is headed, as usual, by the Grade 3, $300,000 Canadian Derby, a 1 3/8-mile race for 3-year-olds on Aug. 26.

The only other significant change to the stakes schedule is in name only, as the Klondike now will be known as the City of Edmonton.

The one-mile Northlands Oaks gives 3-year-old fillies their first of two cracks at a $100,000 pot, with the 1 1/16 mile Sonoma following Aug. 12. The Northlands Oaks also is one of four stakes - along with the Ky Alta, Bird of Pay, and Birdcatcher - that offer a total of $20,000 in bonuses for Alberta-breds who finish in the top three spots.

The meet's other highlight is the $100,000 Speed to Spare, a 1 3/8-mile race for 3-year-olds and upward on Sept. 9.

Alberta Fall Classic Day, featuring seven stakes worth a total of $400,000, is scheduled for Sept. 23.

2006 stakes schedule

DATEEVENTCONDITIONSDISTANCEPURSE
Sat.,June 24JOURNAL3YO & Up6 1/2 furlongs$50,000
Sat.,July 1WILD ROSEF&M,3YO & Up6 1/2 furlongs50,000
Sat.,July 8SPANGLED JIMMY 3YO & Up1 mile50,000
Sat.,July 15KY ALTA3YO1 1/16 miles50,000
Sun.,July 16JOHN PATRICKF&M, 3YO & Up1 mile50,000
Sat.,July 22NORTHLANDS OAKS3YO F1 mile100,000
Sat.,July 29CITY OF EDMONTON3YO & Up1 1/16 miles50,000
Fri.,Aug. 4EDMONTON JUVENILE C&G, 2YO6 furlongs 50,000
Sat.,Aug. 5PRINCESS MARGARET2YO F6 furlongs50,000
Sun.,Aug. 6COUNT LATHUM3YO 1 1/16 miles50,000
Mon.,Aug. 7 SUN SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP3YO & Up 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
Fri.,Aug. 11 MADAMOISELLE F&M, 3YO & Up1 1/16 miles50,000
Sat.,Aug. 12 SONOMA3YO F1 1/16 miles100,000
Sat.,Aug. 19SALE2YO F6 1/2 furlongs 60,000
Sat.,Aug. 19 SALE2YO C&G6 1/2 furlongs60,000
Sun.,Aug. 20WESTERNER3YO & Up1 1/16 miles50,000
Sat.,Aug. 26CANADIAN DERBY (G3) 3YO1 3/8 miles 300,000
Sun.,Aug. 27 CITY OF EDMONTON DISTAFF F&M, 3YO & Up 1 1/16 miles 75,000
Sat.,Sept. 2 BIRD OF PAY2YO F6 1/2 furlongs50,000
Mon.,Sept. 4 BIRDCATCHERC&G, 2YO6 1/2 furlongs50,000
Fri.,Sept. 8 SALES STAKES3YO F1 mile 50,000
Sat.,Sept. 9SPEED TO SPARE3YO & Up 1 3/8 miles 100,000
Sun.,Sept. 10 SALE STAKES 3YO C&G1 mile50,000
Sat.,Sept. 23FALL CLASSIC DISTAFF* F&M, 3YO & Up1 1/16 miles 75,000
Sat.,Sept. 23 ALBERTA BREEDERS'* 3YO & Up 1 1/16 miles 75,000
Sat.,Sept. 23 STURGEON RIVER*2YO F1 mile50,000
Sat.,Sept. 23ALBERTA PREMIER'S FUTURITY* 2YO 1 mile50,000
Sat.,Sept. 23 ALBERTA OAKS*3YO F 1 mile50,000
Sat.,Sept. 23BEAUFORT*3YO 1 1/16 miles50,000
Sat.,Sept. 23RED DIAMOND EXPRESS*3YO & Up6 1/2 furlon 50,000
Sat.,Oct. 7 FREEDOM OF THE CITY 2YO F 1 mile 50,000
Mon.,Oct. 9 CANADIAN JUVENILE2YO1 1/16 miles75,000
Sat.,Oct. 14 CHARIOT CHASER3YO F 6 1/2 furlongs 50,000
Sun.,Oct. 15WESTERN CANADA3YO6 1/2 furlongs 50,000

*Alberta-bred