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)

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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