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)

There was concern down the backside when he took off like that. I was worried about him. Mike (Smith) let him run a little bit but he said he (Justify) saw something in the infield and he sort of spooked. He said I might want to put a little more bit on him to control him, and I told Mike he better start working out between now and then (Kentucky Derby May 5) to hold him down.“It was very exciting. Those are two really tough horses. I figure that race for Bolt d’Oro probably took a little bit out of him with McKinzie (in the San  Felipe on March 10), but they’re two really good horses. I think the whole field is really tough.“But Justify is just a natural and he’s just learning how to run. He has that big, beautiful stride . . . he reminds you a lot of Point Given, just a big, red train type of horse. He’s quick and he’s light on his feet. It’s just good that he showed up, he did what we thought and were hoping he was going to do. I just feel fortunate to have him. It takes a lot of the sting out of what happened to McKinzie. It’s a tough business but we’ve just got to keep going.”

Bob Baffert, Who conditions Justify - Justtify ran the Santa Anita Derby

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