DEL MAR, Calif. — Del Mar’s Bing Crosby season, which offers America’s first late fall race, will feature the richest stakes schedule in its nine-year history with 13 major stakes races – including nine ranked – and two one-night events worth a total of $2,450,000. The season begins Friday, November 11 and ends Sunday, December 4.

Top of the list for the 13-day Crosby session are a pair of closing weekend Tier I deals, each carrying enhanced purses of $400,000 – the Hollywood Derby for 3-year-olds at a mile and an eighth on grass on December 3 and the Matriarch Stakes for fillies and older mares at one mile on grass on December 4.

Also worth noting on the stakes agenda are purse increases of $50,000 for a pair of tests, one on grass for fillies and mares, the other on open dirt. . The first is the Grade III, $150,000 Red Carpet Stakes at one mile and three eights on the lawn scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. The second is the Grade III, $150,000 Native Diver Stakes at nine furlongs on the main course on Sunday, November 27.

Del Mar will also present the inaugural $100,000 Stormy Liberal Stakes on December 3 over five turf stadiums for kids ages 3 and up. Stormy Liberal, of course, was the former contender that trainer Peter Miller and owners Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen became a two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner (including 2017’s in Del Mar) and an earner. over $2.2. million. The Stormy Liberal is one of 10 lawn stakes offered during the stand.

The meet features races three days a week – Friday through Sunday – with the exception of Thanksgiving when races are held Thursday through Sunday. The first daily message will be at 12:30 p.m. with the special case of an 11 a.m. departure for the Thanksgiving card.

A pair of night stakes – each carrying $75,000 purses – kick off the season with the Let It Ride Stakes for 3-year-olds at a mile on the green on November 11, followed by the Kathryn Crosby Stakes for Fillies and the older mares, also a mile on the turf, just behind on Saturday November 12.

Other major offerings include the $250,000 Category II Hollywood Turf Cup for kids ages 3 and up at a mile and a half on the lawn on Nov. 25 and the $250,000 Category II Seabiscuit Handicap, also for ages 3 and up, at a mile and a sixteenth on turf on November 26.

The track’s sizable turf offerings during the stand have proven to be tycoons for betting horses across the country in the past and that’s not expected to change this year. The final two weeks of the season provide eight graduated stakes on the grass worth more than $1.4 million.

Here is the full list of Bing Crosby stakes:

DATE RACE CONDITIONS SCHOLARSHIP / DISTANCE
Fri, November 11 Let It Ride Stakes*
Three years, N/WS/S from $60,000 to 1 M y/o since April 1
$75,000 guaranteed
1 mile (T)
Sat. November 12 Participations of Kathryn Crosby*
Fillies and mares, Three years and over, N/WS/S from $60,000 to 1 M y/o since April 1
$75,000 guaranteed
1 mile (T)
Sun. November 13 BETTY GRABLE ISSUES
Fillies and Mares, Three Years and Up, Cal-Bred
$100,000 guaranteed
7 stages
Sat. November 19 PARTICIPATION DESI ARNAZ
Fillies, Two years
$100,000 guaranteed
7 stages
Sat. November 19 CARY GRANT PARTICIPATION
Three and up, Cal-Bred
$100,000 guaranteed
7 stages
Sun. November 20 BOB HOPE STAKES (Gr. III)
Two years
$100,000 guaranteed
7 stages
Thu 24 November RED CARPET GAMES (Gr. III)
Fillies and mares, 3 years and over
$150,000 guaranteed
1 3/8 miles (T)
Fri, November 25 HOLLYWOOD TURF CUP (Gr II)
Three years and over
$250,000 guaranteed
1 1/2 mile (T)
Sat. November 26 SEABISCUIT HANDICAP (Gr II)
Three years and over
$250,000 guaranteed
1 1/16 mile (T)
Sun. November 27 NATIVE DIVER STAKES (Gr. III)
Three years and over
$150,000 guaranteed
1 1/8 miles
Sat. December 03 HOLLYWOOD DERBY (Gr. I)
Three years
$400,000 guaranteed
1 1/8 mile (T)
Sat. December 03 JIMMY DURANTE STAKES (Gr. III)
Fillies, Two years
$100,000 guaranteed
1 mile (T)
Sat. December 03 STORM LIBERAL ISSUES
Three years and over
$100,000 guaranteed
5 stages (T)
Sun. December 04 MATRIARCH STAKES (Gr. I)
Fillies and mares, 3 years and over
$400,000 guaranteed
1 mile (T)
Sun. December 04 CECIL B. DEMILLE STAKES (Gr. III)
Two years
$100,000 guaranteed
1 mile (T)

* Indicates night stakes

DMTC press release

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