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

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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