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May 2019 Stakes Races

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


May 3, 2019
Oaklawn MileOPMay 3$200k g4&up8fDirt
May 4, 2019
Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI)CDMay 4$2,000k g3yo10fDirt
Al Swihart Memorial SFonMay 4$20k g3&up f/m6.5fDirt
Coors StarterFonMay 4$10k g4&up R9fDirt
Kyoto Shimbun Hai (JPN-IIT)JRAMay 4$1,023k a3yo11fTurf
Arkansas Breeders' ChampionshipOPMay 4$200k g3&up S8.5fDirt
Oaklawn InvitationalOPMay 4$250k g3yo9fDirt
Copper Top FuturitySunMay 4$110k a2yo S4.5fDirt
Sunland Park HSunMay 4$150k g3&up9fDirt
Inaugural HSuRMay 4$50k g3&up6.5fDirt
FTBOA Ivanavinalot Florida Sire STamMay 4$100k g3yo f S8.32fDirt
FTBOA Silver Charm Florida Sire STamMay 4$100k g3yo c/g S8.32fDirt
May 5, 2019
NHK Mile Cup (JPN-IT)JRAMay 5$1,973k a3yo8fTurf
Hasta La Vista HTuPMay 5$30k g3&up15fTurf
Turf Paradise Open Spring FuturityTuPMay 5$30k a2yo5fDirt
May 6, 2019
Russell & Helen Foutz DistaffSuRMay 6$60k g3&up f/m S6.5fDirt
May 11, 2019
Keio Hai Spring Cup (JPN-IIT)JRAMay 11$1,115k a4&up7fTurf
May 12, 2019
Victoria Mile (JPN-IT)JRAMay 12$1,973k a4&up f/m8fTurf
Budweiser HSuRMay 12$50k g3&up f/m4.5fDirt
May 13, 2019
Jack Cole HSuRMay 13$60k g3&up S8fDirt
May 17, 2019
Adena Springs Miss Preakness S (GIII)PimMay 17$150k g3yo f6fDirt
Allaire duPont Distaff S (GIII)PimMay 17$150k g3&up f/m9fDirt
Black-Eyed Susan S (GII)PimMay 17$250k g3yo f9fDirt
Hilltop SPimMay 17$100k g3yo f8fTurf
Jim McKay Turf SprintPimMay 17$100k g3&up5fTurf
Pimlico Special (GIII)PimMay 17$300k g3&up10fDirt
Skipat SPimMay 17$100k g3&up f/m6fDirt
May 18, 2019
Heian S (JPN-III)JRAMay 18$673k a4&up9.5fDirt
Chick Lang S (GIII)PimMay 18$200k g3yo6fDirt
Dixie S (GIIT)PimMay 18$250k g3&up8.5fTurf
Gallorette S (GIIIT)PimMay 18$150k g3&up f/m8.5fTurf
James W. Murphy SPimMay 18$100k g3yo8fTurf
LARC Sir Barton SPimMay 18$100k g3yo R8.5fDirt
Maryland Sprint S (GIII)PimMay 18$150k g3&up6fDirt
Preakness S (GI)PimMay 18$1,500k g3yo9.5fDirt
Searching SPimMay 18$100k g3&up f/m12fTurf
The Very One SPimMay 18$100k g3&up f/m5fTurf
May 19, 2019
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (JPN-IT)JRAMay 19$2,075k a3yo f12fTurf
May 20, 2019
C.O. "Ken" Kendrick Memorial SSuRMay 20$60k g2yo S4.5fDirt
May 25, 2019
SunRay Park & Casino HSuRMay 25$50k g3&up8fDirt
May 26, 2019
Meguro Kinen (JPN-IIT)JRAMay 26$1,071k a4&up12.5fTurf
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (JPN-IT)JRAMay 26$3,757k a3yo12fTurf
Dine SSuRMay 26$60k g3yo S6.5fDirt

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

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