Santa Anita Winter-Spring Meet Features 95 Stakes, Including 60 Graded, 10 Grade 1

With three prestigious Grade 1 stakes on opening day, Saturday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita’s 2020-21 Winter/Spring stakes schedule will offer fans and horsemen a total of 95 stakes through closing day, June 20.  This will include 10 Grade 1 events and 60 graded stakes, available to horses on both dirt and turf at the Arcadia, Calif., track.

Santa Anita’s traditional Winter/Spring opener will be highlighted by three Grade 1, $300,000 stakes, the seven-furlong Runhappy Malibu, for 3-year-olds, the seven-furlong La Brea, for 3-year-old fillies, and the American Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one quarter on turf.

These Grade 1 races will be complemented by three other stakes on opening day, the Grade 2, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile, the Grade 2, $200,000 San Antonio and the $75,000 Lady of Shamrock.

The Grade 1, $400,000 Santa Anita Handicap and the Grade 1, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile will be run on March 6 and be complemented by one of American’s most important Derby preps, the Grade 2, $300,000 San Felipe Stakes, the Grade 2, $200,000 San Carlos Stakes and the $75,000 China Doll Stakes.

The following Saturday, March 13, the Grade 1, $300,000 Beholder Mile for fillies and mares will highlight a program that will also include the Grade 3, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, which will be run out of Santa Anita’s all-new turf chute at six furlongs.

The Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, which has produced 18 Kentucky Derby winners, will be run on April 3, as will the Grade 2, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks, as well as two Cal-bred stakes, the $200,000 Echo Eddie and the $200,000 Evening Jewel.

The iconic Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Gold Cup will be run on May 31, as will two other Grade 1 stakes, both to be run on turf, the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile and the $300,000 Gamely.

The Winter/Spring Meeting will finish strong with the iconic Grade 3, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes, to be run at a mile and three quarters down the track’s Camino Real Turf Course on June 19 and the Grade 3, $100,000 American Stakes, at one mile on turf June 20.

In addition to the American on closing day, a pair of new stakes for 2-year-olds, the $75,000 Fasig-Tipton Futurity and the $75,000 Fasig-Tipton Debutante, will both be contested at five furlongs on the main track.

For the full stakes schedule on the Santa Anita website, click here.

2020 – 2021  Winter Spring Stakes Schedule
Run Date Race Age Distance 2020-21 Purse
Sat. Dec 26 RUNHAPPY Malibu Stakes  (Gr I) 3YO 7 F $300,000
Sat. Dec 26 La Brea Stakes  (Gr I) F,3YO 7 F $300,000
Sat. Dec 26 San Antonio Stakes  (Gr II) 3 &up 1 1/16 M $200,000
Sat. Dec 26 Mathis Brothers Mile  (Gr II) 3YO 1 M(T) $200,000
Sat. Dec 26 Lady of Shamrock Stakes F,3YO 1 M(T) $75,000
Sat. Dec 26 American Oaks  (Gr I) F,3YO 1 1/4 M (T) $300,000
Sun. Dec 27 Eddie Logan Stakes 2YO 1 M(T) $75,000
Sun. Dec 27 Robert J.  Frankel Stakes  (Gr III) F/M, 3&up 1 1/8 M (T) $100,000
Thurs. Dec 31 Blue Norther Stakes F,2YO 1 M(T) $75,000
Fri. Jan 1 Joe Hernandez Stakes (II) 4&up 6 1/2 F (T) $200,000
Sat. Jan 2 San Gabriel Stakes (Gr II) 4&up 1 1/8 M (T) $200,000
Sat. Jan 2 Sham Stakes  (Gr III) 3YO 1 M $100,000
Sun. Jan 3 Santa Ynez Stakes  (Gr II) F,3YO 7 F $200,000
Sat. Jan 9 La Canada Stakes  (Gr II) F/M,4&up 1 1/16 M $200,000
Sat. Jan 9 Las Cienegas Stakes  (Gr III) F/M,4&up 6 F (T) $100,000
Sun. Jan 10 Kalookan Queen Stakes F/M, 4&up 6 1/2 F $75,000
Sat. Jan 16 Unusual Heat Turf Classic 4&up (CA) 1 1/8 M (T) $200,000
Sat. Jan 16 Sunshine Millions F/M Turf Sprint F/M, 4 & up  (CA) 6 F (T) $150,000
Sat. Jan 16 California Cup Sprint 4&up (CA) 6 F $150,000
Sat. Jan 16 California Cup Derby 3 YO (CA) 1 1/16 M $200,000
Sat. Jan 16 California Cup Oaks F, 3YO  (CA) 1 M(T) $200,000
Sun. Jan 17 Astra Stakes (Gr III) F/M,4&up 1 1/2 M (T) $100,000
Mon. Jan 18 Megahertz Stakes  (Gr III) F/M,4&up 1 M(T) $100,000
Sat. Jan 23 Palos Verdes Stakes  (Gr II) 4&up 6 F $200,000
Sun. Jan 24 Clockers’ Corner Stakes 4&up 6 F (T) $70,000
Sat. Jan 30 San Pasqual Stakes  (Gr II) 4&up 1 1/8 M $200,000
Sat. Jan 30 San Marcos Stakes  (Gr II) 4&up 1 1/4 (T) $200,000
Sat. Jan 30 Robert B. Lewis Stakes  (Gr III) 3YO 1 1/16 M $100,000
Sun. Jan 31 Baffle Stakes 3YO 6 1/2 F (T) $75,000
Sat. Feb 6 Las Virgenes Stakes  (Gr II) F,3YO 1 M $200,000
Sat. Feb 6 Thunder Road Stakes  (Gr III) 4&up 1 M(T) $100,000
Sat. Feb 6 San Vicente Stakes  (Gr II) 3YO 7 F $200,000
Sat. Feb 13 Santa Monica Stakes  (Gr II) F/M, 4 & up 7 F $200,000
Sun. Feb 14 Sweet Life Stakes (GIII) F,3YO 6 F (T) $100,000
Mon. Feb 15 Wishing Well F/M,4&up 6 1/2 F (T) $75,000
Sat. Feb 20 Buena Vista Stakes  (Gr II) F/M,4&up 1 M(T) $200,000
Sun. Feb 21 Spring Fever Stakes F/M, 4 & up (CA) 6 F $100,000
Sat. Feb 27 Pasadena Stakes (Listed) 3YO 1 M(T) $100,000
Sun. Feb 28 Tiznow Stakes 4&up (CA) 1 M $100,000
Sat. Mar 6 Santa Anita Handicap  (Gr I) 4&up 1 1/4 M $400,000
Sat. Mar 6 San Carlos  (Gr II) 4&up 7F $200,000
Sat. Mar 6 San Felipe Stakes  (Gr II) 3YO 1 1/16 M $300,000
Sat. Mar 6 Frank E. Kilroe Mile  (Gr I) 4&up 1 M(T) $400,000
Sat. Mar 6 China Doll Stakes F,3YO 1 M(T) $75,000
Sun. Mar 7 Santa Ysabel Stakes  (G III) F,3YO 1 1/16 M $100,000
Sat. Mar 13 Beholder Mile  (Gr I) F/M,4&up 1 M $300,000
Sat. Mar 13 San Simeon Stakes  (Gr III) 4&up 6 F (T) $100,000
Sun. Mar 14 Irish O’Brien Stakes F/M, 4&up 6 F (T) $100,000
Sat. Mar 20 San Luis Rey Stakes  (Gr III) 4&up 1 1/2 M (T) $100,000
Sun. Mar 21 Sensational Star Stakes 4&up (CA) 6 1/2  F (T) $100,000
Sat. Mar 27 Santa Ana Stakes  (Gr III) F/M4&up 1 1/4 M (T) $100,000
Sun. Mar 28 Santana Mile 4&up 1 M $75,000
 

Sat. Apr 3 Santa Anita Derby  (Gr I) 3YO 1 1/8 M $750,000
Sat. Apr 3 Santa Anita Oaks  (Gr II) F,  3YO 1 1/16 M $400,000
Sat. Apr 3 Echo Eddie Stakes 3 YO (CA) 6 1/2 F $150,000
Sat. Apr 3 Evening Jewel F, 3 YO (CA) 6 1/2 F $150,000
Sat. Apr 3 Royal Heroine Stakes (Gr II) F/M4&up 1 M(T) $200,000
Sat. Apr 3 Providencia Stakes (Gr III) F,3YO 1 1/8 M (T) $100,000
Sun. Apr 4 Las Flores Stakes  (Gr III) F/M,4&up 6 F $100,000
Sat. Apr 10 Mizdirection Stakes Listed) F/M 4&up 6 F (T) $75,000
Sat. Apr 17 Californian Stakes  (Gr II) 4&up 1 1/8 M $200,000
Sun. Apr 18 Tokyo City Cup  (Gr III) 4&up 11/2 M $100,000
Sun. Apr 18 Kona Gold Stakes  (Gr III) 4&up 6 1/2 F $100,000
Sat. Apr 24 Santa Margarita Stakes  (Gr II) F/M, 4&up 1 1/8 M $200,000
Sat. Apr 24 Crystal Water Stakes 3 &up  (CA) 1 M(T) $100,000
Sun. Apr 25 Singletary Stakes 3YO 1 M(T) $100,000
Sat. May 1 Senorita Stakes  (Gr III) F,3YO 1 M(T) $100,000
Sat. May 1 Angel’s Flight Stakes F,3YO 7 F $75,000
Sat. May 8 Santa Barbara Stakes  (Gr III) F/M, 3 &up 1 1/2 M (T) $100,000
Sun. May 9 Fran’s Valentine Stakes F/M, 3 & up (CA) 1 M(T) $100,000
Sat. May 15 Lazaro Barrera Stakes  (Gr III) 3YO 7 F $100,000
Sun. May 16 Desert Stormer Stakes  (Gr III) F/M, 3 &up 6 F $100,000
Sat. May 22 Santa Maria Stakes  (Gr II) F/M,3&up 1 1/16 M $200,000
Sat. May 22 Honeymoon Stakes  (Gr III) F3YO 1 1/8 M (T) $100,000
Sun. May 23 Cinema Stakes 3YO 1 1/8 M (T) $100,000
Sat. May 29 Triple Bend Stakes  (Gr II) 4&up 7 F $200,000
Sat. May 29 Charles Whittingham Stakes  (Gr II) 3&up 1 1/4 M (T) $200,000
Sat. May 29 Daytona Stakes  (Gr III) 4&up 6 1/2 F (T) $100,000
Sun. May 30 Summertime Oaks  (Gr II) F,3YO 1 1/16 M $200,000
Mon. May 31 The Hollywood Gold Cup at  Santa Anita  (Gr I) 3&up 1 1/4 M $300,000
Mon. May 31 Shoemaker Mile  (Gr I) 3&up 1 M(T) $300,000
Mon. May 31 Gamely Stakes  (Gr I) F/M, 3 &up 1 1/8 M (T) $300,000
Sat June 5 Monrovia Stakes  (Gr II) F/M, 3 &up 6 1/2 F (T) $200,000
SUN. Jun 6 Desert Code Stakes 3YO 6 F (T) $75,000
Sat. Jun 12 Thor’s Echo Stakes 3 &up  (CA) 6 F $100,000
Sun. Jun 13 Affirmed Stakes  (Gr III) 3YO 1 1/16 M $100,000
Sun. Jun 13 Possibly Perfect Stakes (Listed) F/M, 3 &up 1 1/4 M(T) $75,000
Sat. Jun 19 Snow Chief Stakes 3 YO (CA) 1 1/8 M (T) $150,000
Sat. Jun 19 Melair Stakes F, 3 YO (CA) 1 1/16 M $150,000
Sat. Jun 19 San Juan Capistrano Stakes  (Gr III) 3&up abt 1 3/4 M(T) $100,000
Sat. Jun 19 Siren Lure Stakes 3&up 6 1/2 F (T) $75,000
Sun. Jun 20 Wilshire Stakes  (Gr. III) F/M, 3 &up 1 M(T) $100,000
Sun. Jun 20 American (Gr III) 3&up 1 M(T) $100,000
Sun Jun 20 Fasig-Tipton Futurity 2YO 5  F $75,000
Sun Jun 20 Fasig-Tipton Debutante F 2YO 5 F $75,000

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