04/10/2005 11:00PM

One fewer stakes, but $125K more in purses


The 31-day spring meeting at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., will offer 12 stakes races, one fewer than last fall's 59-day meet, but with $125,000 more in purse money. The stakes are worth a collective $975,000.

The meet runs from May 11 through June 19.

The Golden Bear, one of three stakes canceled at the last meet, has been brought back for the spring with a $150,000 purse.

There are no graded stakes, but five of the 12 stakes, including the first three, will have purses of at least $100,000. Only three of the fall-winter meet's races had $100,000 purses.

2005 Golden Gate stakes schedule

Sat.,May 14Golden Bear Breeders' Cup6 furlongs3YO$150,000
Sun.,May 15Alcatraz Breeders' Cup 1 mile (T)3 YO100,000
Sat.,May 21Yerba Buena Breeders' Cup 1 1/16 miles (T) 3 & Up F&M100,000
Sun.,May 22Camilla Urso6 furlongs3 & Up F&M55,000
Sat.,May 28Ken Maddy6 furlongs3 & Up Cal-breds75,000
Sun.,May 29Vallejo6 furlongs3 YO F55,000
Mon.,May 30Golden Poppy Breeders' Cup 1 mile (T)3 YO F100,000
Sat.,June 4Rolling Green Breeders' Cup1 1/8 miles (T) 3 & Up100,000
Sun.,June 5Oakland6 furlongs3 & Up55,000
Sat.,June 11Berkeley1 1/16 miles3 & Up75,000
Sun.,June 12Raise Your Skirts5 furlongs2 YO F55,000
Sat.,June 18Malcolm Anderson5 furlongs 2 YO55,000