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Bing Crosby Season to feature 18 Stakes

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Frisco Bash
Frisco Bash is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Friday, September 3, 2021

Del Mar's eighth Fall Meeting will commence Wednesday, November 3rd. It has been officially titled the ‘Bing Crosby Season' to honor the seaside track's founder. There will be 18 major stakes races across a 15-day session of racing, plus a pair of overnights worth a record $3.55 million. 


The first weekend of the meet is the 38th edition of the Breeder's Cup Championship. More than $31 million is up for grabs on Friday (Nov. 5) and Saturday (Nov 6.). The last time Del Mar hosted the Breeder' Cup was in 2017.


"This is the best fall stakes schedule we've ever presented," said DMTC vice president and racing secretary David Jerkens. "The success of Del Mar racing over the past two years has allowed us to partner with our horsemen and horsewomen in this robust schedule. We think it will be an attraction to good horses from across the country."


Some of the major races to look forward to after the Breeder's Cup include the $400K Hollywood Derby (G1), the $400K Matriarch Stakes (G1), the $250K Seabiscuit Handicap (G2), the $250K Hollywood Turf  Cup (G2).


Racing gets off the ground on Wednesday through Sunday for Week 1. Then on Week 2 and Week 3, it's Friday through Sunday. Finally, in Week 4 it is Thursday through Sunday. First Post Time on all racing days will be 12:30 PM PT, save for Breeder's Cup Days and Thanksgiving.


Some early information for the Breeder's Cup: the first race on B.C. Friday is at 11:55 a.m., while on B.C. Saturday it goes off at 10:15 a.m.. 


Below is an overview of the stakes schedule:


Wed. 11/3:

$100K Seashell Stakes — 1 mile, Dirt, Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds and upward.


Thurs. 11/4:

$100K Let It Ride Stakes — 1 mile, Turf, Three-year-olds.


Fri. 11/5: (Breeder's Cup Day 1)

$150K Qatar Golden Mile Stakes — 1 mile, Turf, Two-year-olds.

$175K Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes — 7 furlongs, Dirt, Fillies, Two-year-olds, Cal-Bred.

$175K Golden State Juvenile Stakes — 7 furlongs, Dirt, Two-year-olds, Cal-Bred.

$200K Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (G3) — 5 furlongs, Turf, Fillies & Mares, Two-year-olds and upward.


Sat. 11/6 (Breeder's Cup Day 2)

$250K TAA Stakes (G2) — 1 5/8 Miles, Dirt, Three-year-olds and upward.

$300K Goldikova Stakes (G2) — 1 mile, Turf, Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds and upward.

$100K Betty Grable Stakes — 7 furlongs, Dirt, Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds and upward, Cal-bred.

$100K Desi Arnaz Stakes — 7 furlongs, Dirt, Fillies, Two-year-olds.


Sun. 11/14:

$100K Bob Hope Stakes (G3) — 7 furlongs, Dirt, Two-year-olds.


Sat. 11/20:

$100K Native Diver Stakes (G3) — 1 1/8 miles, Dirt, Three-year-olds and upward.


Sun. 11/21:

$100K Cary Grant Stakes — 7 furlongs, Dirt, Three-year-olds and upward, Cal-Bred.


Thurs. 11/25: 

$100K Red Carpet Stakes — 1 3/8 miles, Turf, Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds and upward.


Fri. 11/26:

$250K Hollywood Turf Cup (G2) — 1 1/2 miles, Turf, Three-year-olds and upward.


Sat. 11/27:

$100K Jimmy Durante Stakes (G3) — 1 mile, Turf, Filies, Two-year-olds and upward.


Sat. 11/27:

$250K Seabiscuit Handicap (G2) — 1 1/16 miles, Turf, Three-year-olds and upward.


Sat. 11/27:

$400 Hollywood Derby (G1) — 1 1/8 miles, Turf, Three-year-olds.


Sun. 11/28:

$100K Cecil B. Demille Stakes (G3) — 1 mile, Turf, Two-year-olds.


Sun. 11/28:

$400K Matriarch Stakes (G1) — 1 mile, Turf, Fillies & Mares, Three-year-olds and upward.



Source: DMTC


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