Fairplex Park Meet Features 12 Stakes

Fairplex Park Meet Features 12 Stakes
Photo: Courtesy Fairplex Park

The Fairplex Park meet begins its 74th season Sept. 7 and will run through Sept. 23, featuring 12 stakes with purses totaling $750,000, an increase over the $652,700 in purses distributed for 11 stakes run during the 2011 meet.

The 13-day meet coincides with the Los Angeles County Fair that runs Aug. 31-Sept. 30 in Pomona, Calif.

Admission to horse racing at Fairplex Park is free with fair admission. First post Thursday to Sunday is 1 p.m. (PDT). Twilight racing, introduced in 2011, returns on Wednesdays with a first post of 4 p.m.

Fairplex Park 2012 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule (all guaranteed purses)
Beverly J. Lewis Stakes, Sept. 7, $50,000, fillies, 3-year-olds, 6 1/2 furlongs
E.B. Johnston Stakes, Sept. 8, $50,000, Cal-Bred fillies & mares, 3-year-olds & up, 1 1/16 miles
Jim Kostoff Stakes, Sept. 9, $50,000, 3-year-olds, 6 1/2 furlongs
C.B. Afflerbaugh Stakes, Sept. 12, $50,000, 2-year-olds, 7 furlongs
Phil D. Shepherd, Sept. 14, $50,000, fillies, 2-year-olds, 7 furlongs
Barretts Debutante, Sept. 15, $100,000, fillies, 2-year-olds, 6 1/2 furlongs
Barretts Juvenile, Sept. 16, $100,000, 2-year-olds, 6 1/2 furlongs
Governor’s Cup, Sept. 19, $50,000, 3-year-olds & up, 6 1/2 furlongs
Bangles & Beads, Sept. 21, $50,000, fillies & mares, 3-year-olds & up, 6 1/2 furlongs
Las Madrinas, Sept. 22, $50,000, fillies & mares, 3-year-olds & up, 1 1/16 miles
Pomona Derby, Sept. 22, $50,000, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles
Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Invitational Handicap, Sept. 23, $100,000, 3-year-olds & up, about 1 1/8 miles
 

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