It’s always good to stay on top of what major horse racing stakes races are approaching. The 2020 racing calendar is full of major stakes races including the Pegasus World Cup, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, Breeders’ Cup, and more.

Below are the upcoming stakes races for January 2020 as well as links to other months. You can also see full horse racing track schedules here.

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January 2020

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September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

December 2020


January 4, 2020
La Verdad SAquJan 4$100k g4&up f/m S7fDirt
Ginger Brew SGPJan 4$100k g3yo f7.5fTurf
Glitter WomanGPJan 4$75k g3yo f R6.5fDirt
Kitten's Joy S (GIIIT)GPJan 4$100k g3yo7.5fTurf
LimehouseGPJan 4$75k g3yo R6fDirt
Mucho Macho Man SGPJan 4$100k g3yo8fDirt
San Gabriel S (GIIT)SAJan 4$200k g4&up9fTurf
Sham S (GIII)SAJan 4$100k g3yo8fDirt
Bold Ego HSunJan 4$65k g4&up f/m5.5fDirt
January 5, 2020
Kyoto Kimpai (JPN-IIIT)JRAJan 5$815k a4&up8fTurf
Nakayama Kimpai (JPN-IIIT)JRAJan 5$815k a4&up10fTurf
Santa Ynez S (GII)SAJan 5$200k g3yo f7fDirt
4 Rivers/John Deere SSunJan 5$100k g3yo S6fDirt
January 10, 2020
OrleansDeDJan 10$65k g4&up f/m5fDirt
January 11, 2020
Say Florida Sandy SAquJan 11$100k g4&up S7fDirt
Sam's TownDeDJan 11$65k g4&up5fDirt
Marshua's River S (GIIIT)GPJan 11$150k g4&up f/m8.5fTurf
Tropical Turf (GIIIT)GPJan 11$100k g4&up8fTurf
La Canada S (GIII)SAJan 11$200k g4&up f/m8.5fDirt
Las Cienegas S (GIIIT)SAJan 11$100k g4&up f/m5.5fTurf
Cotton Fitzsimmons MileTuPJan 11$75k g4&up8fTurf
Glendale HTuPJan 11$30k g4&up f/m8.5fTurf
January 12, 2020
Rego Park SAquJan 12$100k g3yo S6.5fDirt
Shinzan Kinen (JPN-IIIT)JRAJan 12$759k a3yo8fTurf
Kalookan Queen SSAJan 12$75k a4&up f/m6.5fDirt
January 13, 2020
Fairy S (JPN-IIIT)JRAJan 13$701k a3yo f8fTurf
January 17, 2020
Forego STPJan 17#$75k g4&up6.5fAW
January 18, 2020
Franklin Square SAquJan 18$100k g3yo f S6.5fDirt
Toboggan S (GIII)AquJan 18$150k g4&up7fDirt
Colonel E.R. Bradley SFGJan 18$125k g4&upabt 8.5fTurf
Duncan F. Kenner SFGJan 18$100k g4&up6fDirt
Lecomte S (GIII)FGJan 18$200k g3yo8.5fDirt
Louisiana S (GIII)FGJan 18$100k g4&up8.5fDirt
Marie G. Krantz Memorial SFGJan 18$100k g4&up f/mabt 8.5fTurf
Silverbulletday SFGJan 18$150k g3yo f8.32fDirt
Sunshine Millions ClassicGPJan 18$200k g4&up S9fDirt
Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare TurfGPJan 18$150k g4&up f/m S8.5fTurf
Sunshine Millions SprintGPJan 18$100k g4&up S6fDirt
Sunshine Millions TurfGPJan 18$150k g4&up S8.5fTurf
Aichi Hai (JPN-IIIT)JRAJan 18$717k a4&up f/m10fTurf
Fire Plug SLrlJan 18$100k g4&up6.5fDirt
Geisha SLrlJan 18$75k g4&up f/m S8fDirt
Jennings SLrlJan 18$75k g4&up S8fDirt
What a Summer SLrlJan 18$100k g4&up f/m6.5fDirt
California Cup DerbySAJan 18$200k g3yo S8.5fDirt
California Cup OaksSAJan 18$200k g3yo f S8fTurf
California Cup SprintSAJan 18$150k g4&up S6fDirt
Sunshine Millions Filly/Mare Turf SprintSAJan 18$150k g4&up f/m S5.5fTurf
Unusual Heat Turf ClassicSAJan 18$200k g4&up S9fTurf
La Senora SSunJan 18$100k g3yo f S6fDirt
Gasparilla STamJan 18#$125k g3yo f7fDirt
Pasco STamJan 18#$125k g3yo7fDirt
Wayward Lass STamJan 18$50k g4&up f/m8.5fDirt
Hank Mills Sr. STuPJan 18$25k g4&up5.5fDirt
Sun Devil Sprint STuPJan 18$25k g4&up f/m5.5fDirt
January 19, 2020
Ladies HAquJan 19$100k g4&up f/m9fDirt
Keisei Hai (JPN-IIIT)JRAJan 19$759k a3yo10fTurf
Nikkei Shinshun Hai (JPN-IIT)JRAJan 19$1,140k a4&up12fTurf
Astra S (GIIIT)SAJan 19$100k g4&up f/m12fTurf
January 20, 2020
Interborough SAquJan 20$100k g4&up f/m7fDirt
Megahertz S (GIIIT)SAJan 20$100k g4&up f/m8fTurf
January 24, 2020
Smarty Jones SOPJan 24$150k g3yo8fDirt
January 25, 2020
Jazil SAquJan 25$100k g4&up9fDirt
Nelson J. Menard Memorial SFGJan 25$75k g4&up f/mabt 5.5fTurf
Fred Hooper (GIII)GPJan 25$150k g4&up8fDirt
Gulfstream Park Turf SprintGPJan 25$150k g4&up5fTurf
Inside Information S (GII)GPJan 25$200k g4&up f/m7fDirt
La Prevoyante (GIIIT)GPJan 25$200k g4&up f/m12fTurf
Ladies' Turf Sprint SGPJan 25$150k g4&up f/m5fTurf
Pegasus World Cup Invitational (GI)GPJan 25$3,000k e4&up9fDirt
Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (GIT)GPJan 25$1,000k e4&up9.5fTurf
South Beach SGPJan 25$150k g4&up f/m7.5fTurf
W.L. McKnight (GIIIT)GPJan 25$200k g4&up12fTurf
Fifth Season SOPJan 25$100k g4&up8fDirt
Pippin SOPJan 25$100k g4&up f/m8fDirt
Palos Verdes S (GII)SAJan 25$200k g4&up6fDirt
Ft. Bliss SSunJan 25$75k g4&up6fDirt
Jeff and Jack Coady Sr. STuPJan 25$25k g3yo f7.5fTurf
Startac STuPJan 25$25k g3yo7.5fTurf
January 26, 2020
Ruthless SAquJan 26$100k g3yo f7fDirt
Frontier Utilities Turf SprintHouJan 26$100k g4&up5fTurf
Houston Ladies Classic (GIII)HouJan 26$300k g4&up f/m8.5fDirt
Jersey Lilly Turf SHouJan 26$75k g4&up f/m8.5fTurf
John B. Connally Turf (GIIIT)HouJan 26$200k g4&up12fTurf
Stonerside SprintHouJan 26$75k g4&up6fDirt
Texas Turf MileHouJan 26$200k g3yo8fTurf
American Jockey Club Cup (JPN-IIT)JRAJan 26$1,247k a4&up11fTurf
Tokai S (JPN-II)JRAJan 26$1,103k a4&up9fDirt
Clockers' Corner SSAJan 26$70k a4&up R5.5fTurf
Borderplex SSunJan 26$65k g3yo f6.5fDirt
Johnie L. JamisonSunJan 26$100k g4&up S6.5fDirt
Riley Allison DerbySunJan 26$100k a3yo8fDirt
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Arkansas Derby

Pegasus World Cup

Belmont Stakes

Preakness Stakes

Blue Grass Stakes

Risen Star Stakes

Breeders’ Cup

Santa Anita Handicap

Fountain of Youth Stakes

Stars & Stripes Festival

Jockey Club Gold Cup

Travers Stakes

Kentucky Derby

Whitney Stakes

Kentucky Oaks

Woodward Stakes