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 December 2019 as well as links to other months. You can also see full horse racing track schedules here.


December 1, 2019
Champions Cup (JPN-I)JRADec 1$1,879k a3&up9fDirt
December 4, 2019
Kingarvie SWODec 4$100k g2yo S8.5fAW
December 7, 2019
Chunichi Shimbun Hai (JPN-IIIT)JRADec 7$765k a3&up10fTurf
Howard and Sondra Bender Memorial SLrlDec 7$75k g3&up S6fDirt
Maryland Juvenile Filly ChampionshipLrlDec 7$100k g2yo f S7fDirt
Maryland Juvenile FuturityLrlDec 7$100k g2yo S7fDirt
Politely SLrlDec 7$75k g3&up f/m S6fDirt
Bobbie Bricker Memorial HMVRDec 7$75k g3&up f/m S8fDirt
Joshua Radosevich Memorial SMVRDec 7$75k g2yo S6fDirt
Pennsylvania Nursery SPRXDec 7$100k g2yo S7fDirt
December 8, 2019
Capella S (JPN-III)JRADec 8$673k a3&up6fDirt
Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (JPN-IT)JRADec 8$1,220k a2yo f8fTurf
Ontario Lassie SWODec 8$125k g2yo f R8.5fAW
December 9, 2019
Steve Prather SZiaDec 9$145k g2yo S8.32fDirt
December 14, 2019
Turquoise S (JPN-IIIT)JRADec 14$673k a3&up f/m8fTurf
Display SWODec 14$100k g2yo8.5fAW
December 15, 2019
Asahi Hai Futurity S (JPN-IT)JRADec 15$1,324k a2yo8fTurf
Valedictory S (GIII)WODec 15$125k g3&up14fAW
December 21, 2019
Hanshin Cup (JPN-IIT)JRADec 21$1,262k a3&up7fTurf
December 22, 2019
Arima Kinen (JPN-IT)JRADec 22$5,635k a3&up12.5fTurf
December 28, 2019
Hopeful S (JPN-IT)JRADec 28$1,324k a2yo10fTurf
Dave's Friend SLrlDec 28$100k g3&up6fDirt
Gin Talking SLrlDec 28$100k g2yo f7fDirt
Heft SLrlDec 28$100k g2yo7fDirt
Native Dancer SLrlDec 28$100k g3&up9fDirt
Willa On the Move SLrlDec 28$100k g3&up f/m6fDirt

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

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