Fourteen stakes, including the grade III New Hampshire Sweepstakes for 3-year-olds and up on the turf, will highlight the 2002 season at Rockingham Park. The track, located in Salem, N.H., near the Massachusetts border, has a 100-day meet scheduled for June 9-Sept. 22.
The $200,000, 1 1/8-mile New Hampshire Sweepstakes, the only graded grass race in New England, is set for June 22. The two other major stakes on the schedule also are turf events: the $75,000 Rockingham Breeders' Cup for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, at 1 1/16 miles (July 4); and the $100,000 Spicy Living Sweepstakes for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, at 1 1/8 miles (Aug. 4).
The 11 other stakes are $25,000 events. Half of the 14 stakes are scheduled for the turf.