It’s always good to stay on top of what major horse racing stakes races are approaching. The 2019 racing calendar is full of major stakes races including the Pegasus World Cup, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, Breeders’ Cup and more. Below are the upcoming stakes races for April 2019 as well as links to other months. You can also see full horse racing track schedules here.


April 6, 2019
Bay Shore S (GIII)AquApr 6$250k g3yo7fDirt
Carter H (GI)AquApr 6$400k g4&up7fDirt
Excelsior S (GIII)AquApr 6$150k g4&up9fDirt
Gazelle S (GII)AquApr 6$300k g3yo f9fDirt
Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets (GII)AquApr 6$750k g3yo9fDirt
Baxter SFonApr 6$10k a3yo6fDirt
Hanshin Himba S (JPN-IIT)JRAApr 6$1,036k a4&up f/m8fTurf
New Zealand Trophy (JPN-IIT)JRAApr 6$1,023k a3yo8fTurf
Central Bank Ashland S (GI)KeeApr 6$500k g3yo f8.5fDirt
Commonwealth S (GIII)KeeApr 6$250k g4&up7fDirt
Madison S (GI)KeeApr 6$300k g4&up f/m7fDirt
Shakertown S (GIIT)KeeApr 6$200k g3&up5.5fTurf
Toyota Blue Grass S (GII)KeeApr 6$1,000k g3yo9fDirt
Carousel HOPApr 6$150k g4&up f/m6fDirt
Echo Eddie SSAApr 6$200k g3yo S6.5fDirt
Evening Jewel SSAApr 6$200k g3yo f S6.5fDirt
Providencia S (GIIIT)SAApr 6$150k g3yo f9fTurf
Royal Heroine S (GIIT)SAApr 6$200k g4&up f/m8fTurf
Santa Anita Derby (GI)SAApr 6$1,000k g3yo9fDirt
Santa Anita H Presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (GI)SAApr 6$600k g4&up10fDirt
Santa Anita Oaks (GI)SAApr 6$400k g3yo f8.5fDirt
April 7, 2019
Danger's Hour SAquApr 7$100k g4&up8fTurf
Oka Sho (Japanese One Thousand Guineas) (JPN-IT)JRAApr 7$1,973k a3yo f8fTurf
Appalachian S Presented by Japan Racing Association (GIIT)KeeApr 7$200k g3yo f8fTurf
Beaumont Presented by Keeneland Select (GIII)KeeApr 7$150k g3yo fabt 7fDirt
Las Flores S (GIII)SAApr 7$100k g4&up f/m6fDirt
Peppers Pride SSunApr 7$85k g3&up f/m S8fDirt
April 12, 2019
Limestone Turf SprintKeeApr 12$100k g3yo f5.5fTurf
Maker's 46 Mile (GIT)KeeApr 12$300k g4&up8fTurf
Fantasy S (GIII)OPApr 12$500k g3yo f8.5fDirt
April 13, 2019
Bridgetown SAquApr 13$100k g3yo6fTurf
Top Flight Invitational HAquApr 13$200k g4&up f/m9fDirt
Dowd Mile SFonApr 13$20k g3&up8fDirt
Arlington Cup (JPN-IIIT)JRAApr 13$712k a3yo8fTurf
Ben Ali S (GIII)KeeApr 13$200k g4&up9fDirt
Coolmore Jenny Wiley S (GIT)KeeApr 13$350k g4&up f/m8.5fTurf
Giant's Causeway SKeeApr 13$100k g3&up f/m5.5fTurf
Stonestreet Lexington S (GIII)KeeApr 13$200k g3yo8.5fDirt
My Lady's Manor Timber SMonApr 13$50k g5&up24fTurf
Austintown Filly SprintMVRApr 13$75k g3yo f6fDirt
Howard B. Noonan SMVRApr 13$75k g3yo S6fDirt
Arkansas Derby (GI)OPApr 13$1,000k g3yo9fDirt
Count Fleet Sprint H (GIII)OPApr 13$500k g3&up6fDirt
Oaklawn H (GII)OPApr 13$750k g4&up9fDirt
Mizdirection SSAApr 13$75k a4&up f/mabt 6.5fTurf
April 14, 2019
Mizdirection SAquApr 14$100k g3yo f6fTurf
Plenty of Grace SAquApr 14$100k g4&up f/m8fTurf
Antares S (JPN-III)JRAApr 14$673k a4&up9fDirt
Satsuki Sho (Japanese Two Thousand Guineas) (JPN-IT)JRAApr 14$2,075k a3yo10fTurf
Apple Blossom H (GI)OPApr 14$750k g4&up f/m8.5fDirt
Fifth Season SOPApr 14$150k g4&up8.5fDirt
Tokyo City Cup (GIII)SAApr 14$100k g4&up12fDirt
April 18, 2019
Bluebonnet SLSApr 18$50k g3&up f/m S6.5fDirt
April 19, 2019
Memories of Silver SAquApr 19$100k g3yo f8.5fTurf
Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare S (GIII)KeeApr 19$100k g4&up f/m8.5fDirt
April 20, 2019
New York Stallion S (Park Avenue Div.)AquApr 20$200k g3yo f R6.5fDirt
New York Stallion S (Times Square Div.)AquApr 20$200k g3yo R6.5fDirt
Woodhaven SAquApr 20$100k g3yo8.5fTurf
Grand National TimberButApr 20$50k g5&up26fTurf
Charles Town Classic (GII)CTApr 20$1,000k g4&up9fDirt
Coin Collector SCTApr 20$50k g3yo S4.5fDirt
Confucius Say SCTApr 20$50k g3&up S7fDirt
Dance to Bristol SCTApr 20$100k g4&up f/m7fDirt
It's Binn Too Long SCTApr 20$50k g3yo f S4.5fDirt
Original Gold SCTApr 20$50k g3&up f/m S7fDirt
Robert Hilton MemorialCTApr 20$100k g3yo7fDirt
Russell Road SCTApr 20$75k g3&up7fDirt
Fonner Park Special SFonApr 20$10k a3yo c/g S6fDirt
Fonner Park Special SFonApr 20$10k a3yo f S6fDirt
Runza SFonApr 20$13k a3&up f/m6fDirt
Game Face SGPApr 20$75k g3yo f7fDirt
Roar SGPApr 20$75k g3yo7fDirt
Fukushima Himba S (JPN-IIIT)JRAApr 20$712k a4&up f/m9fTurf
Dixiana Elkhorn S (GIIT)KeeApr 20$250k g4&up12fTurf
Dahlia SLrlApr 20$100k g4&up f/m8fTurf
Federico Tesio SLrlApr 20$125k g3yo9fDirt
Frank Whiteley Jr. SLrlApr 20$100k g3&up6fDirt
Henry S. Clark SLrlApr 20$100k g3&up8fTurf
King T. Leatherbury SLrlApr 20$100k g3&up5.5fTurf
Primonetta SLrlApr 20$100k g3&up f/m6fDirt
Weber City Miss SLrlApr 20$125k g3yo fabt 8.5fDirt
Middleburg Hunt CupMidApr 20$30k g5&up26fTurf
Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase (GIIT)MidApr 20$75k g4&up20fTurf
Rainbow Miss SOPApr 20$100k g3yo f S6fDirt
Rainbow SOPApr 20$100k g3yo c/g S6fDirt
Kona Gold S (GII)SAApr 20$200k g3&up6.5fDirt
Ann Owens Distaff HTuPApr 20$25k g3&up f/m S6fDirt
Dwight D. Patterson HTuPApr 20$25k g3&up S8.5fTurf
Gene Fleming Breeders' DerbyTuPApr 20$50k g3yo S8.5fDirt
Joanne Dye Breeders' OaksTuPApr 20$30k a3yo f S6.5fDirt
Lyman and Bradley Rollins HTuPApr 20$25k g3&up S6fDirt
Whimsical S (GIII)WOApr 20$125k g4&up f/m6fAW
April 21, 2019
Flora S (JPN-IIT)JRAApr 21$979k a3yo f10fTurf
Yomiuri Milers Cup (JPN-IIT)JRAApr 21$1,115k a4&up8fTurf
Neon Desert HSunApr 21$75k g3&up f/m6.5fDirt
Star Shoot SWOApr 21$100k g3yo f6fAW
April 22, 2019
Cinema SWRDApr 22$55k g3yo f S8fDirt
April 23, 2019
Will Rogers SWRDApr 23$55k g3yo c/g S8fDirt
April 26, 2019
Affirmed Success SBelApr 26$100k g4&up S6fDirt
Evangeline Downs DistaffEvDApr 26$75k g4&up f/m S8fDirt
Bewitch S (GIIIT)KeeApr 26$150k g4&up f/m12fTurf
April 27, 2019
Elusive Quality SBelApr 27$125k g4&up7fTurf
Edward Babst/Albert Palacios Memorial HBTPApr 27$75k g3&up S6fDirt
William WalkerCDApr 27$125k g3yo5fTurf
Evangeline Downs ClassicEvDApr 27$75k g4&up S8fDirt
Bosselman Pump and Pantry/Gus Fonner SFonApr 27$75k g3&up8.5fDirt
California DerbyGGApr 27$100k g3yo8.5fAW
California OaksGGApr 27$75k g3yo f8.5fAW
Camilla UrsoGGApr 27$75k g4&up f/m5fTurf
Golden PoppyGGApr 27$75k g3&up f/m8.5fTurf
Lost in the FogGGApr 27$75k g4&up6fAW
San Francisco Mile (GIIIT)GGApr 27$250k g3&up8fTurf
Maryland Hunt Cup TimberGlnApr 27$100k g5&up32fTurf
Powder Break SGPApr 27$75k g3&up f/m8fTurf
Aoba Sho (JPN-IIT)JRAApr 27$1,023k a3yo12fTurf
Queen's Cup MPC Hurdle SMSApr 27$100k g4&up R19fTurf
Bachelor SOPApr 27$150k g3yo6fDirt
Foxy J.G. StakesPRXApr 27$100k g3&up f/m S7fDirt
Lyman HPRXApr 27$100k g3&up S7fDirt
Crystal Water SSAApr 27$100k g3&up S8fTurf
Santa Margarita S (GII)SAApr 27$200k g4&up f/m9fDirt
Woodstock SWOApr 27$100k g3yo6fAW
April 28, 2019
License Fee SBelApr 28$125k g4&up f/m6fTurf
Campanile SGGApr 28$100k g3yo f S8fTurf
Silky SullivanGGApr 28$100k g3yo c/g S8fTurf
Tenno Sho Spring (JPN-IT)JRAApr 28$2,827k a4&up16fTurf
Steve Sexton Mile S (GIII)LSApr 28$300k g3&up8fDirt
Singletary SSAApr 28$100k g3yo8fTurf
Mt. Cristo Rey HSunApr 28$85k g3&up S4.5fDirt
Wando SWOApr 28$100k g3yo8.5fAW
April 29, 2019
Niigata Daishoten (JPN-IIIT)JRAApr 29$765k a4&up10fTurf
Miranda Diane SWRDApr 29$55k g3&up f/m S6fDirt
April 30, 2019
Champions Day Marathon S Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare AllianceCDApr 30#$115k a3&up12fDirt
TRAO Classic Sprint SWRDApr 30$55k g3&up c/g S6fDirt

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*PLEASE NOTE: Not all tracks have released schedules for 2019. Please check back for updates.

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