Lucrative Stakes Schedule at Belmont Fall

Lucrative Stakes Schedule at Belmont Fall
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The New York Racing Association has announced the stakes schedule for the 2014 Fall Championship meet at Belmont Park, with 42 stakes worth a total of $11 million, anchored by "Super Saturday" Sept. 27.

"Super Saturday" will feature six graded stakes, including five grade I races, headed by the 96th edition of the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at 1 1/4 miles. Also scheduled that day are the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT), the $600,000 Flower Bowl (gr. IT) for turf fillies and mares, the $400,000 Beldame (gr. I) for fillies and mares, and the $400,000 Vosburgh (gr. I) for sprinters. The $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) at one mile will also be run on Super Saturday.

New York Showcase Day, the marquee event for New York-breds, again will be part of the stakes schedule. Taking place Oct. 18, it will be comprised of eight stakes races restricted to New York-breds, with purses totaling $1.75 million.

The premier 2-year-old races at Belmont, the grade I Champagne and grade I Frizette, will be run Oct. 4, along with the Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the turf, and the Temperence Hill Invitational at 1 5/8 miles.

With the Jamaica Handicap and the Garden City having been moved to the inaugural Stars & Stripes Day at Belmont in July as the Belmont Derby (gr. IT) and the Belmont Oaks (gr. IT), the $500,000 Sands Point (gr. IIT) Sept. 13 and $500,000 Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4 will take their place on the fall schedule.

After opening weekend, the 38-day meet will run on its traditional Wednesday-Sunday schedule, with the lone exception being Columbus Day, Oct. 13.

The Belmont fall meet will run Sept. 5 through Oct. 26. Aqueduct's fall/winter meet will begin Oct. 29. 

 

DATE

CLOSES

RACE

GR.

PURSE

AGE

DISTANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri., Sept. 5

Sat., Aug. 23

Left Bank (NW of a GSS in 2014)

 

100,000

3&UP

1 Mile

Sat., Sept. 6

"

Yankee Affair

 

100,000

3&UP

1 1/2 (Turf)

Sun.,Sept. 7

"

Real Courage

 

100,000

3&UP

7 Furlongs (Turf)

Sun.,Sept. 7

"

Sky Beauty (NW of a GSS in 2014)

 

100,000

F&M 3&UP

1 Mile

Sat., Sept. 13

Sat., Aug. 30

Sands Point

II

500,000

F3YO

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sat., Sept. 13

"

Noble Damsel

III

200,000

F&M 3&UP

1 Mile (Turf)

Sun., Sept. 14

"

Ashley T. Cole (NYB)

 

125,000

3&UP

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sun., Sept 14

"

John Hettinger (NYB)

 

125,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sat., Sept. 20

Sat., Sept. 6

Gallant Bloom (Hdcp.)

II

300,000

F&M 3&UP

6 1/2 Furlongs

Sun., Sept. 21

"

Bertram F. Bongard (NYB)

 

150,000

2YO

7 Furlongs

Sun., Sept. 21

"

Joseph A. Gimma (NYB)

 

150,000

F2YO

7 Furlongs

Sat., Sept. 27

Sat., Sept 13

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (BC)

I

600,000

3&UP

1 1/2 (Turf)

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Jockey Club Gold Cup (BC)

I

1,000,000

3&UP

1 1/4

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Flower Bowl (BC)

I

600,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/4 (Turf)

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Beldame

I

400,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/8

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Vosburgh (BC)

I

400,000

3&UP

6 Furlongs

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Kelso (Hdcp.)

II

400,000

3&UP

1 Mile

Sun.,Sept. 28

"

Pilgrim

III

200,000

2YO

1 1/16 (Turf)

Sun.,Sept. 28

"

Miss Grillo

III

200,000

F2YO

1 1/16 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 4

Sat., Sept. 20

Champagne (BC)

I

500,000

2YO

1 Mile

Sat., Oct. 4

"

Frizette (BC)

I

500,000

F2YO

1 Mile

Sat., Oct. 4

"

Hill Prince

III

500,000

3YO

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 4

"

Temperence Hill Invitational

 

200,000

3&UP

1 5/8

Sun.,Oct. 5

"

Matron

II

200,000

F 2YO

6 Furlongs

Sun.,Oct. 5

"

Futurity

II

200,000

2YO

6 Furlongs

Sat., Oct. 11

Sat., Sept. 27

Knickerbocker

III

200,000

3&UP

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sun.,Oct. 12

"

Athenia

III

200,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/16 (Turf)

Mon., Oct. 13

"

Pumpkin Pie (NW of a GSS)

 

100,000

F&M 3&UP

7 Furlongs

Mon., Oct. 13

"

Pebbles

 

200,000

F3YO

1 Mile (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 18

Sat., Oct. 4

Sleepy Hollow (NYB)*

 

250,000

2YO

1 Mile

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Iroquois (NYB)

 

150,000

F&M 3&UP

6 1/2 Furlongs

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Mohawk (NYB)

 

200,000

3&UP

1 1/16 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Maid of the Mist (NYB)*

 

250,000

F2YO

1 Mile

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Hudson (NYB)

 

150,000

3&UP

6 1/2 Furlongs

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Ticonderoga (NYB)

 

200,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/16 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Empire Distaff* (NYB)

 

250,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/16

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Empire Classic (NYB)*

 

300,000

3&UP

1 1/8

Sun.,Oct. 19

"

Bowl Game

 

100,000

3&UP

1 1/4 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 25

Sat., Oct. 11

Bold Ruler

III

200,000

3&UP

7 Furlongs

Sat.,Oct. 25

"

Chelsey Flower

 

100,000

F 2YO

1 Mile (Turf)

Sun.,Oct. 26

"

Awad

 

100,000

2YO

1 Mile (Turf)

Sun.,Oct. 26

"

Turnback the Alarm

III

200,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/16

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