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NYRA announces 2014 Belmont Fall Championship Meet stakes schedule

By Sean Morris | 08/08/2014 02:29 PM ET
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The New York Racing Association has announced the stakes schedule for the 2014 Fall Championship meet at Belmont Park, with 42 stakes totaling $11 million, anchored by "Super Saturday" on September 27.

"Super Saturday" will feature six graded stakes, including five Grade 1 races, headed by the 96th edition of the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at 1 ¼ miles. Also on the day are the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, the $600,000 Flower Bowl for turf fillies and mares, the $400,000 Beldame for fillies and mares, and the $400,000 Vosburgh for sprinters. The Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap at one mile will also be run on Super Saturday.

New York Showcase Day, the marquee event for New York-breds, will again be part of the stakes schedule. Showcase Day will take place on Saturday, October 18, and will be comprised of eight stakes races restricted to New York-breds, with purses totaling $1.75 million.
The premier 2-year-old races at Belmont, the Grade 1 Champagne and Grade 1 Frizette for fillies, will be run on October 4 along with the Grade 3 Hill Prince for 3-year-olds on the turf and the Temperence Hill Invitational at 1 5/8 miles.

With the Grade 1 Jamaica Handicap and the Grade 1 Garden City having been moved to the inaugural Stars & Stripes Day at Belmont in July as the Belmont Derby and the Belmont Oaks, Grade 2, $500,000 Sands Point on September 13 and $500,000 Hill Prince will take their place on the fall schedule.
After opening weekend, the 38-day Fall Championship will run on its traditional Wednesday-Sunday schedule, with the lone exception being Columbus Day, October 13, which will be headlined by the Punkin Pie and Pebbles.


The 2014 Belmont Fall Championship meet stakes schedule:

 

     DATE

CLOSES

RACE

GR.

PURSE

AGE

DISTANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fri., Sept. 5

Sat., Aug. 23

Left Bank (NW of a GSS in 2014)

 

100,000

3&UP

1 Mile

Sat., Sept. 6

"

Yankee Affair

 

100,000

3&UP

1 1/2 (Turf)

Sun.,Sept. 7

"

Real Courage

 

100,000

3&UP

7 Furlongs (Turf)

Sun.,Sept. 7

"

Sky Beauty (NW of a GSS in 2014)

 

100,000

F&M 3&UP

1 Mile

Sat., Sept. 13

Sat., Aug. 30

Sands Point

II

500,000

F3YO

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sat., Sept. 13

"

Noble Damsel

III

200,000

F&M 3&UP

1 Mile (Turf)

Sun., Sept. 14

"

Ashley T. Cole (NYB)

 

125,000

3&UP

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sun., Sept 14

"

John Hettinger (NYB)

 

125,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sat., Sept. 20

Sat., Sept. 6

Gallant Bloom (Hdcp.)

II

300,000

F&M 3&UP

6 1/2 Furlongs

Sun., Sept. 21

"

Bertram F. Bongard (NYB)

 

150,000

2YO

7 Furlongs

Sun., Sept. 21

"

Joseph A. Gimma (NYB)

 

150,000

F2YO

7 Furlongs

Sat., Sept. 27

Sat., Sept 13

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (BC)

I

600,000

3&UP

1 1/2 (Turf)

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Jockey Club Gold Cup (BC)

I

1,000,000

3&UP

1 1/4

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Flower Bowl (BC)

I

600,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/4 (Turf)

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Beldame

I

400,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/8

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Vosburgh (BC)

I

400,000

3&UP

6 Furlongs

Sat., Sept. 27

"

Kelso (Hdcp.)

II

400,000

3&UP

1 Mile

Sun.,Sept. 28

"

Pilgrim

III

200,000

2YO

1 1/16 (Turf)

Sun.,Sept. 28

"

Miss Grillo

III

200,000

F2YO

1 1/16 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 4

Sat., Sept. 20

Champagne (BC)

I

500,000

2YO

1 Mile

Sat., Oct. 4

"

Frizette (BC)

I

500,000

F2YO

1 Mile

Sat., Oct. 4

"

Hill Prince

III

500,000

3YO

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 4

"

Temperence Hill Invitational

 

200,000

3&UP

1 5/8

Sun.,Oct. 5

"

Matron

II

200,000

F 2YO

6 Furlongs

Sun.,Oct. 5

"

Futurity

II

200,000

2YO

6 Furlongs

Sat., Oct. 11

Sat., Sept. 27

Knickerbocker

III

200,000

3&UP

1 1/8 (Turf)

Sun.,Oct. 12

"

Athenia

III

200,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/16 (Turf)

Mon., Oct. 13

"

Pumpkin Pie (NW of a GSS)

 

100,000

F&M 3&UP

7 Furlongs

Mon., Oct. 13

"

Pebbles

 

200,000

F3YO

1 Mile (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 18

Sat., Oct. 4

Sleepy Hollow (NYB)*

 

250,000

2YO

1 Mile

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Iroquois (NYB)

 

150,000

F&M 3&UP

6 1/2 Furlongs

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Mohawk (NYB)

 

200,000

3&UP

1 1/16 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Maid of the Mist (NYB)*

 

250,000

F2YO

1 Mile

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Hudson (NYB)

 

150,000

3&UP

6 1/2 Furlongs

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Ticonderoga (NYB)

 

200,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/16 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Empire Distaff* (NYB)

 

250,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/16

Sat., Oct. 18

"

Empire Classic (NYB)*

 

300,000

3&UP

1 1/8

Sun.,Oct. 19

"

Bowl Game

 

100,000

3&UP

1 1/4 (Turf)

Sat., Oct. 25

Sat., Oct. 11

Bold Ruler

III

200,000

3&UP

7 Furlongs

Sat.,Oct. 25

"

Chelsey Flower

 

100,000

F 2YO

1 Mile (Turf)

Sun.,Oct. 26

"

Awad

 

100,000

2YO

1 Mile (Turf)

Sun.,Oct. 26

"

Turnback the Alarm

III

200,000

F&M 3&UP

1 1/16

 

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