05/21/2001 12:00AM

Stakes-a-day meet capped by $100k trio

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Fairplex Park will offer one Thoroughbred stakes per day during its upcoming meeting at the Los Angeles County Fair on Sept. 7-24.

The fair runs 18 consecutive days, and has shifted its meeting by one day this year. In recent years, the fair opened on a Thursday and ran for 18 days before finishing on a Sunday. This year, the fair opens on a Friday, leaving one dark day after the closing day at Del Mar.

There have been several minor revisions to the stakes schedule, mostly the shifting of dates for stakes. For example, the Bustles and Bows Stakes, which has been run on opening day in past years, will be run on the first Thursday, Sept. 13. Consequently, the Foothill Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters is the lone stakes on opening day.

One stakes has been deleted. The Afflerbaugh Stakes for older horses over 1 1/16 miles will not be run this year.

The stakes highlights are three $100,000 races on the closing weekend, foremost among them the Ralph Hinds Pomona Invitational Handicap over about 1 1/8 miles. The $100,000 Pomona Derby takes its traditional place on the final Saturday. The fair ends on Sept. 23, but racing will continue the following day with the Governor's Cup Handicap for older sprinters.

2001 fairplex stakes

DATEEVENTCONDITIONSDISTANCEPURSE

Fri Sept. 7 Foothill Stakes 3YO 6 1/2 Furlongs $50 000

Sat Sept. 8 Phil D. Shepherd Stakes 3YO & Up 1 1/16 Miles $50 000

Sun Sept. 9 E.B. Johnston Stakes 3YO & Up F&M 1 1/16 Miles $50 000

Mon Sept. 10 Derby Trial Stakes 3YO 1 1/16 Miles $50 000

Tue Sept. 11 Beau Brummel Stakes 2YO C&G 6 1/2 Furlongs $50 000

Wed Sept. 12 Aprisa Handicap 3YO & Up 6 Furlongs $50 000

Thu Sept. 13 Bustles and Bows Stakes 2YO Fillies 6 1/2 Furlongs $50 000

Fri Sept. 14 Pio Pico Stakes 3/Up F&M Cal-bred 6 1/2 Furlongs $50 000

Sat Sept. 15 Barretts Debutante 2YO Fillies 6 1/2 Furlongs $50 000

Sun Sept. 16 Barretts Juvenile 2YO C&G 6 1/2 Furlongs $50 000

Mon Sept. 17 CTBA Marian Stakes 3YO Cal-bred Fillies 1 1/16 Miles $50 000

Tue Sept. 18 Bangles and Beads Stakes 3YO & Up F&M 6 1/2 Furlongs $50 000

Wed Sept. 19 Black Swan Stakes 2YO Fillies 1 1/16 Miles $50 000

Thu Sept. 20 Gateway to Glory Stakes 2YO 1 1/16 Miles $50 000

Fri Sept. 21 Las Madrinas Hcp 3YO & Up F&M 1 1/16 Miles $100 000

Sat Sept. 22 Pomona Derby 3YO about 1 1/8 Miles $100 000

Sun Sept. 23 Ralph Hinds Pomona Hcp 3YO & Up about 1 1/8 Miles $100 000

Mon Sept. 24 Governor's Cup 3YO & Up 6 1/2 furlongs $50 000