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April Stakes Races

April Stakes Races

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 April 2020 as well as links to other months. You can also see full horse racing track schedules here.

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April 2, 2020
Palisades Turf SprintKeeApr 2$100k g3yo5.5fTurf
April 3, 2020
Distaff H (GIII)AquApr 3$150k g4&up f/m7fDirt
Kentucky Utilities Transylvania S (GIIIT)KeeApr 3$150k g3yo8.5fTurf
April 4, 2020
Bay Shore S (GIII)AquApr 4$250k g3yo7fDirt
Carter H (GI)AquApr 4$400k g4&up7fDirt
Excelsior S (GIII)AquApr 4$150k g4&up9fDirt
Gazelle S (GIII)AquApr 4$300k g3yo f9fDirt
Wood Memorial (GII)AquApr 4$750k g3yo9fDirt
Baxter SFonApr 4$10k a3yo6fDirt
Lord Derby Challenge Trophy (JPN-IIIT)JRAApr 4$785k a4&up8fTurf
Central Bank Ashland S (GI)KeeApr 4$500k g3yo f8.5fDirt
Commonwealth S (GIII)KeeApr 4$250k g4&up7fDirt
Madison S (GI)KeeApr 4$300k g4&up f/m7fDirt
Shakertown S (GIIT)KeeApr 4$200k g3&up5.5fTurf
Toyota Blue Grass S (GII)KeeApr 4$1,000k g3yo9fDirt
Conniver SLrlApr 4$75k g4&up f/m S7fDirt
Not For Love SLrlApr 4$75k g4&up S7fDirt
Purple Martin SOPApr 4$150k g3yo f6fDirt
Echo Eddie SSAApr 4$200k g3yo S6.5fDirt
Evening Jewel SSAApr 4$200k g3yo f S6.5fDirt
Providencia S (GIIIT)SAApr 4$100k g3yo f9fTurf
Royal Heroine S (GIIT)SAApr 4$200k g4&up f/m8fTurf
Santa Anita Derby (GI)SAApr 4$1,000k g3yo9fDirt
Santa Anita Oaks (GII)SAApr 4$400k g3yo f8.5fDirt
April 5, 2020
Danger's Hour SAquApr 5$100k g4&up8fTurf
Osaka Hai (JPN-IT)JRAApr 5$2,375k a4&up10fTurf
Appalachian S Presented by Japan Racing Association (GIIT)KeeApr 5$200k g3yo f8fTurf
Beaumont Presented by Keeneland Select (GIII)KeeApr 5$150k g3yo fabt 7fDirt
Las Flores S (GIII)SAApr 5$100k g4&up f/m6fDirt
Peppers Pride SSunApr 5$100k g3&up f/m S8fDirt
April 10, 2020
Maker's Mark Mile (GIT)KeeApr 10$300k g4&up8fTurf
TVG Limestone Turf SprintKeeApr 10$100k g3yo f5.5fTurf
Fantasy S (GIII)OPApr 10$600k g3yo f8.5fDirt
April 11, 2020
Bridgetown SAquApr 11$100k g3yo6fTurf
Plenty of Grace SAquApr 11$100k g4&up f/m8fTurf
Top Flight Invitational HAquApr 11$100k g4&up f/m9fDirt
Dowd Mile SFonApr 11$20k g3&up8fDirt
Runza SFonApr 11$13k a3&up f/m6fDirt
Hanshin Himba S (JPN-IIT)JRAApr 11$1,103k a4&up f/m8fTurf
New Zealand Trophy (JPN-IIT)JRAApr 11$1,089k a3yo8fTurf
Ben Ali S (GIII)KeeApr 11$200k g4&up9fDirt
Coolmore Jenny Wiley S (GIT)KeeApr 11$350k g4&up f/m8.5fTurf
Giant's Causeway SKeeApr 11$150k g3&up f/m5.5fTurf
Stonestreet Lexington S (GIII)KeeApr 11$200k g3yo8.5fDirt
Howard B. Noonan SMVRApr 11$75k g3yo S6fDirt
Arkansas Derby (GI)OPApr 11$1,000k g3yo9fDirt
CarouselOPApr 11$200k g4&up f/m6fDirt
Count Fleet Sprint H (GIII)OPApr 11$500k g4&up6fDirt
Oaklawn MileOPApr 11$250k g4&up8fDirt
Mizdirection SSAApr 11$75k a4&up f/m5.5fTurf
April 12, 2020
Oka Sho (Japanese One Thousand Guineas) (JPN-IT)JRAApr 12$2,100k a3yo f8fTurf
Mt. Cristo Rey HSunApr 12$100k g3&up S5.5fDirt
April 16, 2020
Bluebonnet SLSApr 16$75k g3&up f/m S6.5fDirt
April 17, 2020
Mizdirection SAquApr 17$100k g3yo f6fTurf
Baird Doubledogdare S (GIII)KeeApr 17$150k g4&up f/m8.5fDirt
Rainbow Miss SOPApr 17$125k g3yo f S6fDirt
Rainbow SOPApr 17$125k g3yo S6fDirt
April 18, 2020
New York Stallion S (Park Avenue Div.)AquApr 18$200k g3yo f R6.5fDirt
Woodhaven SAquApr 18$100k g3yo8.5fTurf
Book Review SCTApr 18$100k g3yo f7fDirt
Charles Town Classic (GII)CTApr 18$1,000k g4&up9fDirt
Coin Collector SCTApr 18$75k a3yo S4.5fDirt
Confucius Say SCTApr 18$75k a3&up S7fDirt
Dance to Bristol SCTApr 18$150k g3&up f/m7fDirt
It's Binn Too Long SCTApr 18$75k a3yo f S4.5fDirt
Original Gold SCTApr 18$75k a3&up f/m S7fDirt
Robert Hilton MemorialCTApr 18$100k g3yo7fDirt
Russell Road SCTApr 18$100k g3&up7fDirt
Fonner Park Special SFonApr 18$20k a3yo c/g S6fDirt
Fonner Park Special SFonApr 18$20k a3yo f S6fDirt
Arlington Cup (JPN-IIIT)JRAApr 18$759k a3yo8fTurf
Dixiana Elkhorn S (GIIT)KeeApr 18$250k g4&up12fTurf
Dahlia SLrlApr 18$100k g3&up f/m8fTurf
Federico Tesio SLrlApr 18$200k g3yo9fDirt
Henry S. Clark SLrlApr 18$100k g3&up8fTurf
King T. Leatherbury SLrlApr 18$100k g3&up5.5fTurf
Maryland Racing Media SLrlApr 18$100k g3&up f/mabt 8.5fDirt
Weber City Miss SLrlApr 18$125k g3yo fabt 8.5fDirt
Apple Blossom H (GI)OPApr 18$1,000k g4&up f/m8.5fDirt
Oaklawn H (GII)OPApr 18$1,000k g4&up9fDirt
Californian S (GII)SAApr 18$200k g3&up9fDirt
Neon Desert HSunApr 18$75k g3&up f/m6.5fDirt
Sunland Park HSunApr 18$150k g3&up9fDirt
Ann Owens Distaff HTuPApr 18$25k g3&up f/m S6fDirt
Dwight D. Patterson HTuPApr 18$25k g3&up S8.5fTurf
Gene Fleming Breeders' DerbyTuPApr 18$50k g3yo S8.5fDirt
Joanne Dye Breeders' OaksTuPApr 18$30k a3yo f S6.5fDirt
Lyman and Bradley Rollins HTuPApr 18$25k g3&up S6fDirt
April 19, 2020
Memories of Silver SAquApr 19$100k g3yo f8.5fTurf
New York Stallion S (Times Square Div.)AquApr 19$200k g3yo R6.5fDirt
Antares S (JPN-III)JRAApr 19$717k a4&up9fDirt
Satsuki Sho (Japanese Two Thousand Guineas) (JPN-IT)JRAApr 19$2,210k a3yo10fTurf
Kona Gold S (GIII)SAApr 19$200k g3&up6.5fDirt
Tokyo City Cup (GIII)SAApr 19$100k g4&up12fDirt
April 21, 2020
Copper Top FuturitySunApr 21$130k a2yo S4.5fDirt
April 24, 2020
Bewitch S (GIIIT)KeeApr 24$150k g4&up f/m12fTurf
April 25, 2020
Bosselman Pump and Pantry/Gus Fonner SFonApr 25$75k g3&up8.5fDirt
California DerbyGGApr 25$100k g3yo8.5fAW
California OaksGGApr 25$75k g3yo f8.5fAW
Camilla UrsoGGApr 25$75k g3&up f/m5fTurf
Golden PoppyGGApr 25$75k g3&up f/m8.5fTurf
Lost in the FogGGApr 25$75k g3&up6fAW
San Francisco Mile (GIIIT)GGApr 25$250k g3&up8fTurf
Fukushima Himba S (JPN-IIIT)JRAApr 25$759k a4&up f/m9fTurf
Bachelor SOPApr 25$150k g3yo6fDirt
Crystal Water SSAApr 25$100k g3&up S8fTurf
Santa Margarita S (GII)SAApr 25$200k g4&up f/m9fDirt
Inaugural SSuRApr 25$50k g3&up6.5fDirt
April 26, 2020
Campanile SGGApr 26$100k g3yo f S8fTurf
Silky SullivanGGApr 26$100k g3yo c/g S8fTurf
Flora S (JPN-IIT)JRAApr 26$1,042k a3yo f10fTurf
Yomiuri Milers Cup (JPN-IIT)JRAApr 26$1,187k a4&up8fTurf
Steve Sexton Mile S (GIII)LSApr 26$300k g3&up8fDirt
Singletary SSAApr 26$100k g3yo8fTurf
Russell & Helen Foutz DistaffSuRApr 26$60k g3&up f/m S6.5fDirt
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