Santa Anita Receives Tentative Approval for First-Ever Spring-Summer Meet

by | 02.22.2014 | 9:09am

The California Horse Racing Board tentatively approved a spring-summer meet at Santa Anita, to absorb some of the racing days following the closure of Hollywood Park. As the first-ever spring summer meet at the racetrack, Santa Anita will run 40 race Adays, four days a week. The track's stakes schedule will remain close to Hollywood's spring-summer meet, highlighted by Grade 1 races including the American Oaks, the Vanity Stakes and the Hollywood Gold Cup.

According to the Daily Racing Form, members of the CHRB questioned the absence of three Grade 3 stakes races that were also not run at Hollywood Park in 2013. The Inglewood Stakes, the Laz Barrera Stakes and the Beverly Hills Handicap will lose their graded status if the races are not held this year.

Racetrack officials and the Thoroughbred Owners of California have said that the stakes races would likely be incorporated into Santa Anita's meeting or at another Southern California track later in the year.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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