Del Mar Fall Stakes Races
Worth $2.7 Million
August 26, 2015 10:28 AM
Three new stakes races will be presented during Del Mar’s second fall racing
season, which begins on October 29 and continues through to November 29. The
additional races – each with a value of $200,000 – mean that the stakes roster
for the 20-day session will swell to $2,700,000.
The races – the Golden State Juvenile Fillies, the Golden State Juvenile and the
Goldikova Stakes – are, in effect, being “borrowed” from Santa Anita for one
season and allow Del Mar to offer 17 stakes during its five-week stand. The Los
Angeles-area track has a shorter fall season this year and timing issues were
not going to permit it to present the three named stakes. With encouragement
from the California Horse Racing Board and the Thoroughbred Owners of
California, Del Mar took on the races for 2015 to ensure that they’d continue to
be offered to Southern California horsemen.
In 2014, when Del Mar presented 15 days of racing over four weeks, the track
offered 14 stakes worth $2,250,000.
In 2015 the track will be the Southern California host for the two Breeders’ Cup
race days – Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. Besides the full
Breeders’ Cup cards from Keeneland on each day, Del Mar will serve up nine races
of its own on those afternoons providing a racing bonanza for its fans.
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