Stakes Races

It’s always good to stay on top of what major horse racing stakes races are approaching. The racing calendar is full of major upcoming stakes races including the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Preakness Stakes, and more. Below are the upcoming stakes races for the month of May 2018.


May 2, 2018
Ascot Paradise SASC2-May$50k g4&up8fTurf
Longines Sagaro S (ENG-IIIT)ASC2-May$81k g4&up16fTurf
Merriebelle Stable Pavilion S (ENG-IIIT)ASC2-May$108k g3yo6fTurf
May 3, 2018
Kentucky Juvenile SCD3-May$100k g2yo5fDirt
Opening Verse SCD3-May$65k a3&up8fTurf
Golden Circle SPrM3-May$50k g3yo6fDirt
May 4, 2018
Flat OutBel4-May$100k g4&up11fDirt
Alysheba S (GII)CD4-May$400k g4&up8.5fDirt
Edgewood Presented by Forcht Bank (GIIIT)CD4-May$200k g3yo f8.5fTurf
Eight Belles Presented by Kentucky Trailer (GII)CD4-May$200k g3yo f7fDirt
La Troienne S (GI)CD4-May$350k g4&up f/m8.5fDirt
Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI)CD4-May$1,000k g3yo f9fDirt
Twin Spires Turf Sprint (GIIIT)CD4-May$200k g3&up5fTurf
Equine Sales OaksEvD4-May$75k g3yo f R8fDirt
May 5, 2018
Fort Marcy S (GIIIT)Bel5-May$150k g4&up9fTurf
Sheepshead Bay S (GIIT)Bel5-May$200k g4&up f/m11fTurf
Westchester S (GIII)Bel5-May$200k g4&up8fDirt
Tall Stack SBTP5-May$75k g3yo S6.5fDirt
L'Etoile du Nord SCby5-May$50k g3&up f/m6fDirt
Paul Bunyan SCby5-May$50k g3&up6fDirt
American Turf Presented by Ram Trucks (GIIT)CD5-May$300k g3yo8.5fTurf
Churchill Downs (GII)CD5-May$500k g4&up7fDirt
Humana Distaff (GI)CD5-May$300k g4&up f/m7fDirt
Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI)CD5-May$2,000k g3yo10fDirt
Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (GIIT)CD5-May$300k g4&up f/m8fTurf
Old Forester Turf Classic (GIT)CD5-May$500k g4&up9fTurf
Pat Day Mile Presented by LG&E and KU (GIII)CD5-May$300k g3yo8fDirt
Equine Sales DerbyEvD5-May$75k g3yo c/g R8fDirt
Al Swihart Memorial SFon5-May$25k g3&up f/m6.5fDirt
Coors StarterFon5-May$10k g4&up R9fDirt
English Channel SGP5-May$75k g3yo8.5fTurf
Honey Ryder SGP5-May$75k g3yo f8.5fTurf
David Semmes Memorial Hurdle (GIIT)GrM5-May$75k g4&up17fTurf
Secretariat SGrM5-May$50k g3&up12fTurf
Steeplethon SGrM5-May$40k g5&up24fTurf
Virginia Gold Cup TimberGrM5-May$100k g5&up32fTurf
Jim Coleman Province SHsT5-May$50k g3yo6.5fDirt
Kyoto Shimbun Hai (JPN-IIT)JRA5-May$971k a3yo11fTurf
Cliff Hanger SMth5-May$75k g3&up8fTurf
Senorita S (GIIIT)SA5-May$100k g3yo f8fTurf
Singletary SSA5-May$100k g3yo8fTurf
FTBOA Ivanavinalot Florida Sire STam5-May$100k g3yo f S8.32fDirt
FTBOA Silver Charm Florida Sire STam5-May$100k g3yo c/g S8.32fDirt
Dr. T.F. Classen Memorial STdn5-May$75k g3&up f/m S6fDirt
Woodstock SWO5-May$100k g3yo6fAW
May 6, 2018
Ruffian H (GII)Bel6-May$250k g4&up f/m8fDirt
Ross McLeod SHsT6-May$50k g3yo f6.5fDirt
NHK Mile Cup (JPN-IT)JRA6-May$1,874k a3yo8fTurf
Niigata Daishoten (JPN-IIIT)JRA6-May$726k a4&up10fTurf
Steve Sexton Mile S (GIII)LS6-May$200k g3&up8fDirt
Winterthur Bowl TimberPW6-May$40k g5&up26fTurf
Adoration S (GIII)SA6-May$100k g3&up f/m8.5fDirt
Hasta La Vista HTuP6-May$30k g3&up15fTurf
Turf Paradise Open Spring FuturityTuP6-May$30k a2yo5fDirt
May 7, 2018
Jack Cole HSuR7-May$40k g3&up S8fDirt
May 12, 2018
Hanshin Cup S (GIII)AP12-May$100k g3&up8fAW
Carey Group Buckhounds SASC12-May$61k g4&up12fTurf
Beaugay S (GIIIT)Bel12-May$200k g4&up f/m8.5fTurf
Man o' War (GIT)Bel12-May$700k g4&up11fTurf
Peter Pan S (GIII)Bel12-May$350k g3yo9fDirt
Runhappy SBel12-May$150k g4&up6fDirt
Vagrancy H (GIII)Bel12-May$200k g4&up f/m6.5fDirt
Unbridled Sydney SCD12-May$65k a3&up f/m5fTurf
It's Only Money SCT12-May$50k g3&up S4.5fDirt
Golden PoppyGG12-May$50k a3&up f/m8.5fTurf
Big Drama SGP12-May$100k g3&up S7fDirt
Nebraska Queen's SHsP12-May$20k a3&up f/m S8fDirt
Skunktail SHsP12-May$20k a3yo c/g S6fDirt
Keio Hai Spring Cup (JPN-IIT)JRA12-May$1,059k a4&up7fTurf
Serena's Song SMth12-May$60k g3&up f/m8.32fDirt
Calvin Houghland Iroquois (GIT)PW12-May$200k g4&up24fTurf
Marcellus Frost Champion HurdlePW12-May$100k g4&up R18fTurf
Margaret Currey Henley Hurdle SPW12-May$50k g4&up f/m18fTurf
Mason Houghland Memorial TimberPW12-May$50k g4&up24fTurf
Angel's FlightSA12-May$75k a3yo f7fDirt
Lazaro Barrera S (GIII)SA12-May$100k g3yo7fDirt
Michael F. Rowland Memorial HTdn12-May$75k g3&up S6fDirt
Star Shoot SWO12-May$100k g3yo f6fAW
May 13, 2018
Gold Fever SBel13-May$100k g3yo6fDirt
Tomboy SBTP13-May$75k g3yo f S8.5fTurf
Victoria Mile (JPN-IT)JRA13-May$1,874k a4&up f/m8fTurf
Marine S (GIII)WO13-May$125k g3yo8.5fAW
New Providence SWO13-May$100k g3&up S6fAW
May 14, 2018
C.O. "Ken" Kendrick Memorial SSuR14-May$40k g2yo S4.5fDirt
More Than Even SWRD14-May$55k e3&up f/m S8.32fDirt
May 15, 2018
Cherokee Nation Classic CupWRD15-May$55k e3&up c/g S8.32fDirt
May 18, 2018
Astral Moon SAsD18-May$18k a3&up f/m5fDirt
Fantango Lady SHsP18-May$20k a3yo f S6fDirt
Adena Springs Miss Preakness S (GIII)Pim18-May$150k g3yo f6fDirt
Allaire duPont Distaff S (GIII)Pim18-May$150k g3&up f/m9fDirt
Black-Eyed Susan S (GII)Pim18-May$250k g3yo f9fDirt
Hilltop SPim18-May$100k g3yo f8fTurf
Jim McKay Turf SprintPim18-May$100k g3&up5fTurf
Pimlico Special (GIII)Pim18-May$300k g3&up9.5fDirt
Skipat SPim18-May$100k g3&up f/m6fDirt
Mamie Eisenhower SPrM18-May$60k g3&up f/m S6fDirt
May 19, 2018
Arlington Matron (GIII)AP19-May$100k g3&up f/m9fAW
Intercontinent SAsD19-May$18k a3&up5fDirt
Soaring Softly S (GIIIT)Bel19-May$100k g3yo f7fTurf
10,000 Lakes SCby19-May$50k g3&up c/g S6fDirt
Lady Slipper SCby19-May$50k g3&up f/m S6fDirt
Louisville H (GIIIT)CD19-May$100k g3&up12fTurf
Fancy Buckles SCT19-May$50k g3&up f/m S4.5fDirt
Musical Romance SGP19-May$100k g3&up f/m S7fDirt
Roman Zipper SHsP19-May$20k a3&up S8fDirt
Heian S (JPN-III)JRA19-May$639k a4&up9.5fDirt
Politely SMth19-May$60k g3&up f/m8fTurf
Journal HNP19-May$50k g3&up6fDirt
Chick Lang SPim19-May$200k g3yo6fDirt
Dixie S (GIIT)Pim19-May$250k g3&up8.5fTurf
Gallorette S (GIIIT)Pim19-May$150k g3&up f/m8.5fTurf
James W. Murphy SPim19-May$100k g3yo8fTurf
LARC Sir Barton SPim19-May$100k g3yo R8.5fDirt
Maryland Sprint S (GIII)Pim19-May$150k g3&up6fDirt
Preakness S (GI)Pim19-May$1,500k g3yo9.5fDirt
The Very One SPim19-May$100k g3&up f/m5fTurf
John Wayne SPrM19-May$60k g3&up c/g S6fDirt
National Hunt Cup Hurdle (GIIIT)Rad19-May$50k g4&up19fTurf
Radnor Hunt Cup TimberRad19-May$30k g4&up26fTurf
Fran's Valentine SSA19-May$100k g3&up f/m S8fTurf
Selene S (GIII)WO19-May$125k g3yo f8.5fAW
May 20, 2018
Seattle SEmD20-May$50k g3yo f6fDirt
Alcatraz SGG20-May$75k g3yo8fTurf
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (JPN-IT)JRA20-May$1,971k a3yo f12fTurf
Texas Stallion S (Got Koko Div.)LS20-May$65k g3yo f R8fDirt
Texas Stallion S (Stymie Div.)LS20-May$65k g3yo c/g R8fDirt
Ballade SWO20-May$100k g3&up f/m S6fAW
May 21, 2018
George Royal SHsT21-May$50k g3&up6.5fDirt
Vancouver SunHsT21-May$50k g3&up f/m6.5fDirt
Tom Ridge SPID21-May$100k g3yo6fAW
SunRay Park & Casino HSuR21-May$25k g3&up8fDirt
May 23, 2018
Sagamore Sired SInd23-May$100k a3yo S6fDirt
Swifty Sired Fillies SInd23-May$100k a3yo f S6fDirt
May 24, 2018
Prairie Rose SPrM24-May$50k g3&up f/m6fDirt
May 25, 2018
Jack Bishop SPrM25-May$50k g3&up f/m8.5fDirt
May 26, 2018
Arlington Classic S (GIIIT)AP26-May$100k g3yo8.5fTurf
Paradise Creek SBel26-May$100k g3yo7fTurf
Keertana SCD26-May$65k a3&up f/m12fTurf
Winning Colors S (GIII)CD26-May$100k g3&up f/m6fDirt
Louisiana Legends ChevalEvD26-May$75k g3yo S8fDirt
Louisiana Legends ClassicEvD26-May$100k g3&up S8.5fDirt
Louisiana Legends DistaffEvD26-May$75k g3&up f/m S8.5fDirt
Louisiana Legends MademoiselleEvD26-May$75k g3&up f/m S5.5fDirt
Louisiana Legends SoireeEvD26-May$75k g3yo f S8fDirt
Louisiana Legends SprintEvD26-May$75k g3&up S5.5fDirt
Louisiana Legends Starter SEvD26-May$50k g3&up S8fTurf
Louisiana Legends TurfEvD26-May$75k g3&up S8.5fTurf
Boiling Springs SMth26-May$75k g3yo f8.5fTurf
John J. Reilly HMth26-May$60k g3&up S6fDirt
Monmouth S (GIIT)Mth26-May$200k g3&up9fTurf
Salvator Mile S (GIII)Mth26-May$100k g3&up8fDirt
Ed Skinner MemorialPrM26-May$65k g3&up6fDirt
Iris Coggins Memorial HurdlePW26-May$50k g4&up f/m18fTurf
Charles Whittingham S (GIIT)SA26-May$200k g3&up10fTurf
Gamely S (GIT)SA26-May$300k g3&up f/m9fTurf
The Gold Cup at Santa Anita (GI)SA26-May$500k g3&up10fDirt
Eclipse S (GII)WO26-May$175k g4&up8.5fAW
May 27, 2018
Inaugural SArP27-May$30k e3yo6fDirt
Green Carpet SBTP27-May$75k g3yo S8.5fTurf
Auburn SEmD27-May$50k g3yo c/g6fDirt
Meguro Kinen (JPN-IIT)JRA27-May$1,017k a4&up12.5fTurf
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (JPN-IT)JRA27-May$3,570k a3yo12fTurf
Lone Star Park H (GIII)LS27-May$200k g3&up8.5fDirt
Desert Stormer S (GIII)SA27-May$100k g3&up f/m6fDirt
Nassau S (GIIT)WO27-May$175k g3&up f/m8fTurf
May 28, 2018
Ingrid Knotts SArP28-May$35k e3&up f/m S6fDirt
Bouwerie SBel28-May$125k g3yo f S7fDirt
Commentator SBel28-May$200k g3&up S8fDirt
Critical EyeBel28-May$200k g3&up f/m S8fDirt
Kingston SBel28-May$125k g3&up S8fTurf
Mike Lee SBel28-May$125k g3yo S7fDirt
Mount Vernon SBel28-May$125k g3&up f/m S8fTurf
Honor the Hero SCby28-May$50k g3&up5fTurf
Northbound Pride OaksCby28-May$50k g3yo f8fTurf
Hastings SEmD28-May$50k g3&up f/m6fDirt
All American S (GIII)GG28-May$100k g3&up8fAW
Jim RasmussenPrM28-May$65k g3&up8.5fDirt
Monrovia S (GIIT)SA28-May$200k g3&up f/mabt 6.5fTurf
Shoemaker Mile (GIT) BCSA28-May$400k g3&up8fTurf


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