Starting with three prestigious Grade I 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 I events and 60 graded stakes.
Santa Anita's traditional Winter/Spring opener will be highlighted by the seven furlong GI Runhappy Malibu S. for 3-year-olds, the seven furlong GI La Brea S. for 3-year-old fillies, and the GI American Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one quarter on turf, all of which will carry purses of $300,000.
The $400,000 GI Santa Anita H. and the $400,000 GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. will be run Mar. 6 and the $750,000 GI Santa Anita Derby, which has produced 18 GI Kentucky Derby winners, will be run Apr. 3. The $300,000 GI Hollywood Gold Cup will be run May 31, along with the $300,000 GI Shoemaker Mile S. and $300,000 GI Gamely S. over turf.
For the full stakes schedule on the Santa Anita website, click here.