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May Stakes Races

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

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May 1, 2020
Arkansas Breeders' ChampionshipOPMay 1$200k g3&up S8.5fDirt
May 2, 2020
Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI)CDMay 2$3,000k g3yo10fDirt
Al Swihart Memorial SFonMay 2$20k g3&up f/m6.5fDirt
Coors StarterFonMay 2$10k g4&up R9fDirt
Aoba Sho (JPN-IIT)JRAMay 2$1,089k a3yo12fTurf
Oaklawn InvitationalOPMay 2$300k g3yo9fDirt
Angel's Flight SSAMay 2$75k a3yo f7fDirt
Senorita S (GIIIT)SAMay 2$100k g3yo f8fTurf
Star Shoot SWOMay 2$100k g3yo f6fAW
Woodstock SWOMay 2$100k g3yo6fAW
May 3, 2020
Tenno Sho Spring (JPN-IT)JRAMay 3$3,010k a4&up16fTurf
Budweiser SSuRMay 3$50k g3&up f/m4.5fDirt
Hasta La Vista HTuPMay 3$30k g3&up15fTurf
Turf Paradise Open Spring FuturityTuPMay 3$30k a2yo5fDirt
May 9, 2020
It's Only Money SCTMay 9$75k a3&up S4.5fDirt
Kyoto Shimbun Hai (JPN-IIT)JRAMay 9$1,089k a3yo11fTurf
Santa Barbara S (GIIIT)SAMay 9$100k g3&up f/m12fTurf
Jack Cole SSuRMay 9$60k g3&up S8fDirt
Jacques Cartier S (GIII)WOMay 9$125k g4&up6fAW
Marine S (GIII)WOMay 9$125k g3yo8.5fAW
May 10, 2020
NHK Mile Cup (JPN-IT)JRAMay 10$2,100k a3yo8fTurf
Niigata Daishoten (JPN-IIIT)JRAMay 10$815k a4&up10fTurf
Fran's Valentine SSAMay 10$100k g3&up f/m S8fTurf
Selene S (GIII)WOMay 10$125k g3yo f8.5fAW
Whimsical S (GIII)WOMay 10$125k g4&up f/m6fAW
May 15, 2020
Adena Springs Miss Preakness S (GIII)PimMay 15$150k g3yo f6fDirt
Allaire duPont Distaff S (GIII)PimMay 15$150k g3&up f/m9fDirt
Black-Eyed Susan S (GII)PimMay 15$250k g3yo f9fDirt
Hilltop SPimMay 15$100k g3yo f8fTurf
Jim McKay Turf SprintPimMay 15$100k g3&up5fTurf
Milkmaid SPimMay 15$100k g3&up f/m R8.5fDirt
Pimlico Special (GIII)PimMay 15$300k g3&up10fDirt
May 16, 2020
Fancy Buckles SCTMay 16$75k a3&up f/m S4.5fDirt
Keio Hai Spring Cup (JPN-IIT)JRAMay 16$1,187k a4&up7fTurf
Chick Lang S (GIII)PimMay 16$200k g3yo6fDirt
Dixie S (GIIT)PimMay 16$250k g3&up8.5fTurf
Gallorette S (GIIIT)PimMay 16$150k g3&up f/m8.5fTurf
James W. Murphy SPimMay 16$100k g3yo8fTurf
Maryland Sprint S (GIII)PimMay 16$150k g3&up6fDirt
Preakness S (GI)PimMay 16$1,500k g3yo9.5fDirt
Searching SPimMay 16$100k g3&up f/m12fTurf
Sir Barton SPimMay 16$100k g3yo R8.5fDirt
Skipat SPimMay 16$100k g3&up f/m6fDirt
The Very One SPimMay 16$100k g3&up f/m5fTurf
Lazaro Barrera S (GIII)SAMay 16$100k g3yo7fDirt
Fury SWOMay 16$125k g3yo f R7fAW
Queenston SWOMay 16$125k g3yo R7fAW
May 17, 2020
Alcatraz SGGMay 17$75k g3yo8fTurf
Victoria Mile (JPN-IT)JRAMay 17$2,100k a4&up f/m8fTurf
Desert Stormer S (GIII)SAMay 17$100k g3&up f/m6fDirt
SunRay Park & Casino SSuRMay 17$50k g3&up8fDirt
May 23, 2020
Heian S (JPN-III)JRAMay 23$717k a4&up9.5fDirt
Charles Whittingham S (GIIT)SAMay 23$200k g3&up10fTurf
Daytona S (GIIIT)SAMay 23$100k g4&up5.5fTurf
Triple Bend S (GII)SAMay 23$200k g4&up7fDirt
C.O. "Ken" Kendrick Memorial SSuRMay 23$60k g2yo S4.5fDirt
May 24, 2020
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (JPN-IT)JRAMay 24$2,210k a3yo f12fTurf
Monrovia S (GIIT)SAMay 24$200k g3&up f/m5.5fTurf
Summertime Oaks (GII)SAMay 24$200k g3yo f8.5fDirt
May 25, 2020
All American SGGMay 25$100k g3&up8fAW
Lone Star Park Turf SLSMay 25$100k g3&up f/m8fTurf
Texas DerbyLSMay 25$300k g3yo8.5fDirt
Gamely S (GIT)SAMay 25$500k g3&up f/m9fTurf
Shoemaker Mile (GIT)SAMay 25$500k g3&up8fTurf
The Gold Cup at Santa Anita (GI)SAMay 25$500k g3&up10fDirt
May 30, 2020
Honeymoon S (GIIIT)SAMay 30$150k g3yo f9fTurf
Santa Maria S (GII)SAMay 30$200k g4&up f/m8.5fDirt
Dine SSuRMay 30$60k g3yo S6.5fDirt
Connaught Cup S (GIIT)WOMay 30$175k g4&up7fTurf
Nassau S (GIIT)WOMay 30$175k g3&up f/m8fTurf
May 31, 2020
Meguro Kinen (JPN-IIT)JRAMay 31$1,140k a4&up12.5fTurf
Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) (JPN-IT)JRAMay 31$4,000k a3yo12fTurf
Cinema SSAMay 31$150k g3yo9fTurf
O.G. Fischer Memorial SSuRMay 31$50k g3&up f/m7fDirt
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Arkansas Derby

Pegasus World Cup

Belmont Stakes

Preakness Stakes

Blue Grass Stakes

Risen Star Stakes

Breeders’ Cup

Santa Anita Handicap

Fountain of Youth Stakes

Stars & Stripes Festival

Jockey Club Gold Cup

Travers Stakes

Kentucky Derby

Whitney Stakes

Kentucky Oaks

Woodward Stakes

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