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Must See Races of the Fall

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With the summer racing season now in the rear view mirror it’s time to focus on the Breeders Cup.  Everyone knows about those two huge days of racing, but here is a list of must see races leading up to the big event.  The next six weeks will surely help shape what is setting up to be a huge Breeders cup.

September 6th

Louisiana Downs
Super Derby (Grade 2)
$400,000; 3 Year Olds
1 1/8 Miles

Churchill Downs
Pocahontas S. (Grade 2)
$200,000; 2 Year Olds
1 1/16 Miles

Iroquois S. (Grade 3)
$100,000; 2 Year Olds
1 1/16 Miles

Arlington Park
Arlington-Washington Futurity S. (Grade 3)
$150,000; 2 Year Olds
7 Furlongs

Kentucky Downs
Kentucky Turf Cup (Grade 3)
$400,000; 3 Year Olds And Up
1 1/2 Miles

September 20th

Parx Racing
Cotillion S. (Grade 1)
$1,000,000; 3 Year Olds
1 1/16 Miles

Pennsylvania Derby (Grade 2)
$1,000,000; 3 Year Olds
1 1/8 Miles

Gallant Bob S. (Grade 3)
$300,000; 3 Year Olds
6 Furlongs

September 27th

Belmont Park

Sat., Sep. 27 Beldame Invitational I $400,000 F&M 3&UP 1 1/8 (Dirt)
Sat., Sep. 27 Flower Bowl Invitational I $600,000 F&M 3&UP 1 1/4 (Turf)
Sat., Sep. 27 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational I $1,000,000 3&UP 1 1/4 (Dirt)
Sat., Sep. 27 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational I $600,000 3&UP 1 1/2 (Turf)
Sat., Sep. 27 Kelso Handicap II $400,000 3&UP 1 Mile (Dirt)
Sat., Sep. 27 Vosburgh Invitational I $400,000 3&UP 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

 

Santa Anita

Frontrunner Stakes (G I) 2 YO — 1 1/16 M $300,000
Awesome Again Stakes (G I) 3 & Up — 1 1/8 M $300,000
Rodeo Drive Stakes (G I) F/M, 3 & Up — 1 1/4 M (T) $300,000
Zenyatta Stakes (G I) F/M, 3 & Up — 1 1/16 M $300,000
Chandelier Stakes (G I) F, 2 YO — 1 1/16 M $300,000
Unzip Me Stakes F, 3 YO — abt 6 1/2 F (T) $75,000

September 28th

Remington Park
Oklahoma Derby (Grade 3)
$400,000; 3 Year Olds
1 1/8 Miles

Belmont Park

Sun., Sep. 28 Pilgrim III $200,000 2YO 1 1/16 (Turf)
Sun., Sep. 28 Miss Grillo III $200,000 F2YO 1 1/16 (Turf)

 

Santa Anita

John Henry Turf Championship (G II) 3 & Up — 1 1/4 M (T) $200,000

October 3rd

Keeneland
Darley Alcibiades S. (Grade 1)
$400,000; 2 Year Olds
1 1/16 Miles

Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (Grade 3)
$200,000; 3 Year Olds And Up
6 Furlongs

October 4th

Keeneland
Shadwell Turf Mile (Grade 1)
$750,000; 3 Year Olds And Up
1 Mile (Turf)

Claiborne Breeder’s Futurity (Grade 1)
$500,000; 2 Year Olds
1 1/16 Miles

First Lady S. (Grade 1)
$400,000; 3 Year Olds And Up
1 Mile (Turf)

Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select (Grade 3)
$150,000; 3 Year Olds And Up
5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

Indiana Downs
Indiana Derby (Grade 2)
$500,000; 3 Year Olds
1 1/16 Miles

Belmont Park

Sat., Oct. 4 Hill Prince III $500,000 3YO 1 1/8 (Turf)
Sat., Oct. 4 Frizette I $500,000 F2YO 1 Mile (Dirt)
Sat., Oct. 4 Champagne I $500,000 2YO 1 Mile (Dirt)

 

Santa Anita

City of Hope Mile (G II) 3 & Up — 1 M (T) $200,000
Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G I) 3 & Up — 6 F $300,000
Swingtime Stakes F/M, 3 & Up — 1 M (T) $75,000
LA Woman Stakes (G III) F/M, 3 & Up — 6 1/2 F $100,000

October 5th

Keeneland
Juddmonte Spinster S. (Grade 1)
$500,000; 3 Year Olds And Up
1 1/8 Miles

Dixiana Bourbon S. (Grade 3)
$250,000; 2 Year Olds
1 1/16 Miles (Turf)

Belmont Park

Sun., Oct. 5 Futurity II $200,000 2YO 6 Furlongs (Dirt)
Sun., Oct. 5 Matron II $200,000 F2YO 6 Furlongs (Dirt)

October 11th

Keeneland
Sponsored by Lane’s End (Grade 1)
$500,000; 3 Year Olds
1 1/8 Miles (Turf)

Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S.
$500,000; 3 Year Olds
1 1/8 Miles (Turf)

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