From the Santa Anita Media Team:

Santa Anita’s 2021 Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Oct. 1, will offer fans and horsemen a comprehensive stakes schedule comprised of 21 stakes through Oct. 31, and will be highlighted by seven Breeders’ Cup ‘Win & You’re In’ stakes on Oct. 1, 2, and 3.

Three Grade I stakes, the $300,00 American Pharoah, for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, the $300,000 Awesome Again, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles and the $300,000 Rodeo Drive, for fillies and mares three and up at a mile and one quarter on turf, all figure prominently over the first two days as horsemen prepare for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 5 and 6.

On opening day, Oct. 1, four stakes will be offered, three of them Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In’ stakes–the American Pharoah, the Grade II, $200,000 Chandelier Stakes, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles and the $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes, for 2-year-olds at five furlongs on turf.

The G2, $200,000 Eddie D Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs on turf, will also be run on Oct. 1.

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the Awesome Again and the Rodeo Drive will be complemented by the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint, which is also a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win & You’re In’ qualifier, for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs.

Additionally, the G2, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) will be run on Oct. 2.

On Sunday, Oct. 3, one additional ‘Win & You’re In’ qualifier, the Grade II, Zenyatta Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 1 1/16 miles, will be offered, as well as a pair of $200,000 stakes for 2-year-olds at one mile on turf, the Surfer Girl and the Zuma Beach.

The G3, $100,000 Chillingworth Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at 6 ½ furlongs and the $75,000 Unzip Me Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at 6 ½ furlongs on turf, round out a total of five stakes on Oct. 3.

A pair of graded stakes, the G3, $100,000 Autumn Miss, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf and the G2, $200,000 Twilight Derby, for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf, will be offered on closing weekend, Oct. 30 and 31.

Santa Anita’s complete Autumn 2021 Stakes Schedule will be available later in the week at  For additional information, please call the Santa Anita Racing Office at (626) 574-6352.