SANTA ANITA 2021 AUTUMN MEET TO OFFER FANS & HORSEMEN COMPREHENSIVE STAKES SCHEDULE THAT INCLUDES 12 GRADED OFFERINGS
MEET TO OPEN OCT. 1, SEVEN BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ RACES OFFERED OCT. 1,2 & 3
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 2, 2021)–Santa Anita’s 2021 Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Oct. 1, will offer fans and horsemen a comprehensive stakes schedule comprised of 21 stakes through Oct. 31, and will be highlighted by seven Breeders’ Cup ‘Win & You’re In’ stakes on Oct. 1, 2, and 3.
Three Grade I stakes, the $300,00 American Pharoah, for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, the $300,000 Awesome Again, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles and the $300,000 Rodeo Drive, for fillies and mares three and up at a mile and one quarter on turf, all figure prominently over the first two days as horsemen prepare for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 5 and 6.
On opening day, Oct. 1, four stakes will be offered, three of them Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In’ stakes–the American Pharoah, the Grade II, $200,000 Chandelier Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles and the $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes, for 2-year-olds at five furlongs on turf.
The Grade II, $200,000 Eddie D Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs on turf, will also be run on Oct. 1.
On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Awesome Again and the Rodeo Drive will be complemented by the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint, which is also a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win & You’re In’ qualifier, for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs.
Additionally, the Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) will be run on Oct. 2.
On Sunday, Oct. 3, one additional ‘Win & You’re In’ qualifier, the Grade II, Zenyatta Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 1/16 miles, will be offered, as well as a pair of $200,000 stakes for 2-year-olds at one mile on turf, the Surfer Girl and the Zuma Beach.
The Grade III, $100,000 Chillingworth Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 6 ½ furlongs and the $75,000 Unzip Me Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs on turf, round out a total of five stakes on Oct. 3.
A pair of graded stakes, the Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf and the Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby, for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf, will be offered on closing weekend, Oct. 30 and 31.
Santa Anita’s complete Autumn 2021 Stakes Schedule will be available later in the week at santaanita.com/horsemen. For additional information, please call the Santa Anita Racing Office at (626) 574-6352.