This Week’s Upcoming Stakes Schedule

Santa Anita
Santa Anita will host the Laz Barrera and the Desert Code on Saturday. Photo credit: Santa Anita

The Preakness isn’t until May 20, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some big races before then! Keep up with updates about all the big stakes races across the country with our stakes race tracker.


  • Churchill Downs: Unbridled Sydney Overnight Stakes ($65,000) – 5 furlongs on the grass for Fillies & Mares 3YO & up. READ HERE
  • Belmont Park: Grade 1 Man of War ($400,000) – 1 3/8 miles on the grass for 4-year-old & up. READ HERE.
  • Belmont Park: Grade 3 Beaugay ($150,000) – 1 1/16-miles for Fillies & Mares 4-year-old & UP. READ HERE.
  • Belmont Park: Grade 3 Peter Pan ($200,000) – 1 1/8-miles for 3-year-old. READ HERE.
  • Belmont Park: Grade 2 Ruffian ($250,000) – 1 mile for Fillies & Mares 4-year-old & up. READ HERE.
  • Santa Anita: Grade 3 Laz Barrera ($100,000) – 7 furlongs for 3YO. READ HERE.
  • Santa Anita: Desert Code ($75,000) – About 61/2 furlongs down the hill for 3YO. READ HERE.



  • Belmont Park: Gold Fever ($100,000) – 6 furlongs for 3YO
  • Santa Anita: Angels Flight ($75,000) – 7 furlongs for 3YO Fillies. READ HERE.
  • Arlington Park: Hanshin Cup ($100,000) — 8 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. READ HERE.


  • Santa Anita: Kona Gold Stakes ($200,000) — 6 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. READ HERE.
  • Pimlico Race Course: 142nd Running of the Preakness Stakes ($1.5 million) — 1 3/16 miles for 3-year-olds
  1. Media Guide for the Preakness Stakes. READ HERE.
  2. Today’s Preakness report. READ HERE.
  3. 5/12 Preakness report. READ HERE.
  4. Gunnevera Arrives at Pimlico: READ HERE.

For all your wagering needs, visit Twinspires.

I didn’t think the fractions were real, real fast. I think it was a good race and was what we needed. Hopefully we come out of here really good and get that mile and a quarter. We knew we were up against it a little at a mile and an eighth and that we would have an advantage when he goes a little longer. This is a good steppingstone – we were within two lengths of the winner, so this is one we can build off and go to Churchill Downs.“I wanted to go in here really positive, so I think this is a nice race coming off that really hard race (the San Felipe Stakes). Hopefully we get to come back really good.”

Mick Ruis, Owner/trainer of runner-up Bolt d’Oro who ran the Santa Anita Derby

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