Oak Tree Releases Stakes Schedule

Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park has released its stakes schedule for its 2003 meeting. This year, the meet will be highlighted by the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, which will feature eight Breeders' Cup events plus a pair of additional stakes. Here is the lineup for the 2003 Oak Tree stakes schedule.


Date Stakes Distance Purse

Sun., Sept. 28 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. II) 1 1/16 Miles $200,000*
Fillies & Mares, Three Years Old & Up Added

Sun., Sept. 28 Yellow Ribbon Stakes (Gr. I) 1 1/4 Miles Turf $500,000
Fillies & Mares, Three Years Old & Up Guaranteed

Sun., Sept. 28 Oak Leaf Stakes (Gr. II) 1 1/16 Miles $250,000
Fillies, Two Years Old Guaranteed

Sun., Sept. 28 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial
Turf Championship (Gr. I) 1 1/4 Miles Turf $250,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Wed., Oct. 1 Cover Gal Stakes 7 Furlongs $75,000 Fillies, Two Years Old, Added
Bred in California
Wed., Oct. 1 Cavonnier Stakes 7 Furlongs $75,000
Two-Year-Olds, Added
Bred in California

Sat., Oct. 4 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. II) 1 1/8 Miles $500,000*
Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Sat., Oct. 4 Oak Tree Derby (Gr. II) 1 1/8 Miles Turf $150,000
Three-Year-Olds Guaranteed

Sun., Oct. 5 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. I) 6 Furlongs $200,000*
Three-Year-Olds & Up Added

Sun., Oct. 5 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr. II) 1 Mile Turf $300,000*
Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Sun., Oct. 5 Norfolk Stakes (Gr. II) 1 1/16 Miles $250,000
Two-Year-Olds Guaranteed

Sat., Oct. 11 Sen. Ken Maddy Handicap (Gr. III) Abt. 6 1/2 Furlongs Turf $100,000
Fillies & Mares, Three Years Old & Up Added
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Oak Tree Stakes Schedule
2-2-2-2

Sun., Oct. 12 Harold C. Ramser, Sr. Handicap 1 Mile Turf $100,000
Fillies, Three Years Old Added

Sat., Oct. 18 Sunny Slope Stakes 6 Furlongs $75,000+
Two-Year-Olds Added

Sun., Oct. 19 Anoakia Stakes 6 Furlongs $75,000+
Fillies, Two Years Old Added

Fri., Oct. 24 Morvich Handicap (Gr. III) Abt. 6 1/2 Furlongs Turf $100,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up Added

Carleton F. Burke Handicap (Gr. III) 1 1/2 Miles Turf $125,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Sat., Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Day $14,350,000

Seabiscuit Handicap 1 1/16 Miles $150,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Very Subtle Handicap 6 Furlongs $100,000
Fillies and Mares, Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Breeders' Cup Distaff (Gr. I) 1 1/8 Miles $2,000,000
Fillies and Mares, Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr. I) 1 1/16 Miles $1,000,000
Fillies, Two-Year-Olds Guaranteed

Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr. I) 1 Mile Turf $1,500,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Breeders' Cup Sprint (Gr. I) 6 Furlongs $1,000,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I) 1 1/4 Miles Turf $1,000,000
Fillies and Mares, Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Gr. I) 1 1/16 Miles $1,500,000
Two-Year-Olds Guaranteed

Breeders' Cup Turf (Gr. I) 1 1/2 Miles Turf $2,000,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr. I) 1 1/4 Miles $4,000,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up Guaranteed

Sat., Nov. 1 Pinjara Stakes 1 Mile Turf $75,000
Two-Year-Olds Added
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Oak Tree Stakes Schedule
3-3-3-3

Sun., Nov. 2 Hidden Light Stakes 1 Mile Turf $75,000
Fillies Two-Year-Olds Added

Sat., Nov. 8 California Cup Day $1,325,000

California Cup Classic 1 1/8 Miles $250,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up, Bred in California Guaranteed
California Cup Mile 1 Mile Turf $175,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up, Bred in California Guaranteed
California Cup Matron 1 1/16 Miles $150,000
Fillies & Mares, Three Years Old & Up, Guaranteed
Bred in California
California Cup Sprint 6 Furlongs $150,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up, Bred in California Guaranteed
California Cup Distaff Abt. 6 1/2 Furlongs Turf $150,000
Fillies & Mares, Three Years Old & Up, Guaranteed
Bred in California
California Cup Juvenile 1 1/16 Miles $125,000
Two-Year-Olds Bred in California Guaranteed
California Cup Juvenile Fillies 1 1/16 Miles $125,000
Fillies, Two Years Old, Bred in California Guaranteed
California Cup Distance Handicap 1 1/4 Miles Turf $100,000
Fillies & Mares, Three Years Old & Up, Guaranteed
Bred in California
California Cup Starter Handicap 1 1/2 Miles Turf $50,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up, Bred In California Guaranteed
California Cup Starter Sprint Handicap 6 Furlongs $50,000
Three-Year-Olds & Up, Bred in California Guaranteed

Sun., Nov. 9 Las Palmas Handicap (Gr. II) 1 1/8 Miles Turf $200,000
Fillies & Mares, Three Years Old & Up Guaranteed


+ Anoakia and Sunny Slope -- Advertised Overnight Stakes

* Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap--$300,000-added plus $100,000 Breeders' Cup Fund
* Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap--$150,000-added plus $50,000 Breeders' Cup Fund
* Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap--$125,000-added plus $75,000 Breeders' Cup Fund
*Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile--$250,000-added plus $50,000 Breeders' Cup Fund

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