03/31/2006 12:00AM

Some stakes purses cut


Hollywood Park released the stakes schedule for its spring-summer meeting on Friday, a day after an agreement was reached between track officials and the Thoroughbred Owners of California over the amount of money that should be dedicated to stakes. Hollywood wanted to reduce purses for overnight races from last year while essentially maintaining last year's stakes schedule, while the TOC wanted to reduce stakes purses and maintain overnight purse levels at previous levels.

The 54-race schedule is worth $9.475 million, compared to 51 stakes worth $9.46 million on the schedule last year. But the purses of 18 races have been cut from the 2005 calendar.

There are three $750,000 races on the schedule - the CashCall Mile on July 1, the American Oaks on July 2, and the Hollywood Gold Cup on July 8.

The most significant reductions came in several major stakes. Four major stakes had their purses cut $50,000, to $300,000: the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile and Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap on May 29, the Charles Whittingham Handicap on June 10, and the Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Handicap on July 2. The purse for the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap on May 14 has been cut $100,000, to $250,000.

Track officials said the reductions were necessary because Hollywood is running on 12 weekends during the meet, which runs from April 26 to July 16, rather than the usual 13. Betting, and therefore revenue, is higher on weekend cards.

2006 stakes schedule

Wed.April 26WILSHIRE HANDICAP (G3)F&M, 3YO & Up1 mile (T) $100,000
Fri.,April 28HARRY HENSON STAKES3YO5 1/2 furlongs (T) 65,000
Sat., April 29INGLEWOOD HANDICAP (G3)3YO & Up1 1/16 miles (T) 100,000
Sun.,April 30CAL NATIONAL SNOW CHIEF STAKES3YO*1 1/8 miles 250,000
Sun.,April 30MELAIR STAKES3YO F*1 1/16 miles200,000
Sun.,April 30KHALED STAKES4YO & Up*1 1/8 miles (T)150,000
Sun.,April 30FRAN'S VALENTINE STAKESF&M, 4YO & Up*1 1/16 miles (T)150,000
Sun.,April 30B. THOUGHTFUL STAKESF&M, 4YO & Up*7 furlongs150,000
Sun.,April 30TIZNOW STAKES4YO & Up*7 1/2 furlongs150,000
Sun.,April 30BARRETTS STAKES3YO & Up*7 furlongs70,000
Sun.,April 30WARREN'S THOROUGHBREDS STAKESF&M, 3YO & Up*7 furlongs70,000
Sun.,April 30PEPPER OAKS FARM STAKESC&G, 3YO & Up* 6 1/2 furlongs60,000
Sun.,April 30MAGALI FARMS STAKESF&M, 3YO & Up*6 1/2 furlongs60,000
Sat., May 6SENORITA STAKES (G3)3YO F1 mile (T)100,000
Sat., May 6RAILBIRD STAKES (G3)3YO F7 furlongs100,000
Sun.,May 7HAWTHORNE HANDICAP (G3)F&M, 3YO & Up1 1/16 miles100,000
Sat.,May 13JIM MURRAY MEMORIAL HCP. (G2)3YO & Up 1 1/2 miles (T)250,000
Sat.,May 13LOS ANGELES HANDICAP (G3) 3YO & Up6 furlongs100,000
Sat.,May 13MERVYN LEROY HANDICAP (G2)3YO & Up1 1/16 miles150,000
Sun.,May 14ALYDAR STAKES3YO1 1/8 miles65,000
Sat.,May 20LAZARO S. BARRERA MEM. STKS (G2)3YO7 furlongs150,000
Sun.,May 21WILL ROGERS STAKES (G3)3YO1 mile (T)100,000
Sat.,May 27WILLARD L. PROCTOR MEM. STAKES2YO5 1/2 furlongs65,000
Sat.,May 27CINDERELLA STAKES2YO F5 1/2 furlongs65,000
Sun.,May 28DESERT STORMER HANDICAPF&M, 3YO & Up6 furlongs65,000
Mon.,May 29SHOEMAKER B.C. MILE (G1)3YO & Up1 mile (T)300,000
Mon.,May 29GAMELY BREEDERS' CUP STAKES (G1) F&M, 3YO & Up1 1/8 miles (T)300,000
Mon.,May 29MANHATTAN BEACH STAKES3YO F5 1/2 furlongs (T)65,000
Sat.,June 3MILADY BREEDERS' CUP HCP. (G2)F&M, 3YO & Up1 1/16 miles175,000
Sat.,June 3GREAT LADY M STAKESF&M, 3YO & Up5 1/2 furlongs (T)65,000
Sun.,June 4HONEYMOON B.C. HCP (G2)3YO F1 1/8 miles (T)175,000
Sat.,June 10CHAS. WHITTINGHAM MEM. HCP (G1)3YO & Up1 1/4 miles (T)300,000
Sat.,June 10THE ACK ACK HANDICAP (G3)3YO & Up7 1/2 furlongs100,000
Sun.,June 11HOLLYWOOD B.C. OAKS (G2)3YO F1 1/16 miles150,000
Sat.,June 17THE CALIFORNIAN (G2)3YO & Up1 1/8 miles250,000
Sat.,June 17AFFIRMED HANDICAP (G3)3YO1 1/16 miles100,000
Sun.,June 18QUICKEN TREE STAKES4YO & Up*1 1/2 miles (T)65,000
Sat.,June 24BEVERLY HILLS HANDICAP (G2)F&M, 3YO & Up1 1/4 miles (T)150,000
Sun.,June 25CINEMA B.C. HANDICAP (G3)3YO1 1/8 miles (T)150,000
Sat.,July 1CASHCALL MILE INVTL. (G3)F&M, 3YO & Up1 mile (T)750,000
Sat.,July 1A GLEAM INVTL. HANDICAP (G2)F&M, 3YO & Up7 furlongs150,000
Sat.,July 1LANDALUCE STAKES 2YO F6 furlongs100,000
Sun.,July 2AMERICAN OAKS (G1)3YO F**1 1/4 miles (T)750,000
Sun.,July 2VANITY HANDICAP (G1)F&M, 3YO & Up**1 1/8 miles300,000
Sun.,July 2AMERICAN HANDICAP (G2)3YO & Up**1 1/8 miles (T)250,000
Sun.,July 2TRIPLE BEND HCP. (G1)3YO & Up**7 furlongs300,000
Sun.,July 2FLAWLESSLY STAKES3YO F1 mile (T)100,000
Tues.,July 4HOLLYWOOD JUV. CHAMPIONSHIP (G3)2YO6 furlongs100,000
Sat.,July 8HOLLYWOOD GOLD CUP (G1)3YO & Up 1 1/4 miles750,000
Sat.,July 8SWAPS BREEDERS' CUP STAKES (G2)3YO1 1/8 miles350,000
Sat.,July 8REDONDO BEACH STAKESF&M, 3YO & Up1 mile (T)65,000
Sun.,July 9ROBERT K. KERLAN MEMORIAL HCP.3YO & Up5 1/2 furlongs (T)65,000
Sat.,July 15VALKYR STAKESF&M, 3YO & Up*6 furlongs65,000
Sun.,July 16SUNSET BREEDERS' CUP HCP (G2)3YO & Up1 1/2 miles (T)150,000

*California-bred; **Invitational