June 3 – 17 Stakes Schedule

Updated June 4 8:20 PM EST

Churchill Downs

6-3-17: G3 Aristides ($100,000 for 3YO & Up going 6F on Dirt)

6-3-17: Mighty Beau Stakes ($65,000 for 3YO & Up going 5 F on Turf)

Belmont Park

6-3-17: G3 Pennine Ridge Stakes ($200,000 for 3YO going 11/8 miles on Turf)

6-10-17: G2 Woody Stephens ($500,000)

6-10-17: G1 Belmont Stakes ($1.5 million)

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Santa Anita

6-3-17: G1 Beholder Mile ($400,000 for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up going 1 Mile on Dirt)

6-3-17: G1 Shoemaker Mile ($400,000 for 3YO & Up going 1 Mile on Turf)

6-4-17: Possibly Perfect Stakes ($75,000 for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up going 11/4 miles on Turf)

6-4-17: Santa Luca Stakes ($70,000 for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up going 11/16 miles on Dirt)

Monmouth Park

6-3-17: G3 Eatontown Stakes ($100,000 for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up going 11/16 miles on Turf)

Woodbine Race Track

6-3-17: G2 Connaught Cup ($175,000 for 4YO & Up going 7F on Turf)

6-4-17: G3 Hendrie Stakes ($125,000 for Fillies & Mares 4YO & Up going 61/2F

Arlington Park

6-3-17: Purple Violet Stakes ($50,000-added for Fillies 3YO going 1 Mile – Illinois Registered)

6-3-17: Springfield Stakes ($50,000-added for 3YO going 1 Mile – Illinois Registered)

It’s going to be a real tough race, but we think that we’re ready,” Stewart said. “We’re glad to be in there. It’s a great race to be in and it’s a huge purse. Mr. Fipke is game on taking a shot but I think he has a very nice chance.”

Seeking The Soul also will be Stewart’s first starter at Gulfstream Park since saddling Unforgotten to a seventh-place finish in the Sunshine Millions Distaff in 2010. His last victory at the South Florida oval took place over ten years ago when he saddled Spruce Hero to a win in February 2006.

“It’s been awhile but I’ve spent a lot of time there,” Stewart said. “I worked for (Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne) Lukas there for five years and when I started in 1997 I was there. I think (the track) will be fine for him, I think that he’s tactical and he’ll lay right up there, not too far off of them.”

Dallas Strewart, who will saddle Seeking the Soul in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, as reported by Ryan Martin for the Fair Grounds media team

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