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 santaanita.com/horsemen.  For additional information, please call the Santa Anita Racing Office at (626) 574-6352.