May 27 – 29 Stakes Schedule

Updated 5/28 10:30 PM EST.

Churchill Downs

5/27/17: $65,000 Keertana Overnight Stakes – 11/2 miles on Turf for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up

5/27/17: $100,000 G3 Winning Colors Stakes – 6 Furlongs on Dirt for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up

Belmont Park

5/27/17: $100,000 Paradise Creek Stakes – 7 Furlongs on Dirt for 3YO

5/29/17: $125,000 Bouwerie Stakes (NY) – 7 Furlongs on Dirt for Fillies 3YO

5/29/17: $200,000 Commentator Stakes (NY) – 1 Mile on Dirt for 3YO & Up

5/29/17: $200,000 Critical Eye Stakes (NY) 1 Mile on Dirt for Fillies & Mares 3YO & UP

5/29/17: $125,000 Kingston Stakes (NY) – 1 Mile on Turf for 3YO & Up

5/29/17: $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes (NY) – 7 Furlongs on Dirt for 3YO

5/29/17: $125,000 Mt. Vernon Stakes (NY) – 1 Mile on Turf for Fillies & Mares 3YO

Santa Anita

5/27/17: G1 $500,000 Gold Cup – 11/4 miles on Dirt for 3YO & Up

5/27/17: G1 $300,000 Gamely Stakes – 11/8 miles on Turf for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up

5/27/17: G2 $200,000 Monrovia Stakes – 61/2 Furlongs on Turf for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up

5/27/17: G3 $150,000 Daytona Stakes – 61/2 Furlongs on Turf for 3YO & Up

5/28/17: G2 $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes – 11/4 miles on Turf for 3YO & Up

5/29/17: $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes (CA) – 11/8 miles on Turf for 3YO

5/29/17: $200,000 Melair Stakes (CA) – 11/16 miles on Dirt for Fillies 3YO

Gulfstream Park

5/27/17: $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes (FLA) – 7 Furlongs on Dirt for 3YO & Up

5/27/17: $75,000 Christmas Past Stakes – 11/16 miles on Turf for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up

5/28/17: $50,000 Opening Lead Stakes – 6 Furlongs on Dirt for 3YO & Up

Woodbine Race Course

5/27/17: G2 $175,000 Nassau Stakes – 1 Mile on the Turf for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up

5/27/17 $125,000 Lady Angela Stakes (ONT-C) – 7 Furlongs on Synthetic for 3YO Fillies

5/28/17 G3 $125,000 Marine Stakes – 11/16-miles on Synthetic for 3YO

Monmouth Park Race Course

5/27/17: G3 $100,000 Red Bank Stakes – 1 Mile on the Turf for 3YO & Up

5/28/17: $60,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes – 5 Furlongs on Turf for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up

I thought he ran well. It was his first time stretching out. He handled it well, the fact that he had to settle off that horse [Promises Fulfilled]. They were dead set on being there. Luis (Saez) said, “We broke sharp. If I tried to go, we’d be going to go too fast.’ He said, ‘Let me just set off him.’ He thought he had him when he switched leads but the horse kept going. I think he got a little tired. He went from 5 ½ (furlongs) to 7 to now this [1 1/16 miles]. Hopefully, he can keep moving forward.”

Mark Hennig, trainer of Strike Power, runner-up in the FOY Stakes

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