- Location: Aqueduct Racetrack, Jamaica, NY
- Inaugural Race: 2001
- Distance: 1 1/8 miles
- Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
- Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds
- Status: Grade 3
- 2021 Purse: $250,000
- 2021 Race Date: Saturday, February 6th
Run at Aqueduct Racecourse in New York, the Withers Stakes traditionally runs in February as an early year member of the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The race provides a point spread of 10-4-2-1 to the top finishing four horses.
2020 Withers Stakes Entries and Results
Monday Morning Qb
Jorge Vargas, Jr.
Robert Reid, Jr.
Prince of Pharoahs
- $2 Exacta (3-5) $22.30
- $2 Trifecta (3-5-8) $35.25
- $2 Superfecta (3-5-8-2) $21.90
Watch the 2020 Withers Stakes
History of the Withers Stakes
Since 2012 it has been held in late January or early February, and it is now an integral part of Aqueduct’s Road to the Kentucky Derby. The first four horses to finish earn points, split on a 10-4-2-1 basis.
Many horses that run in the first Aqueduct 3-year-old race on the Derby trail, the Jerome Stakes, return for the Withers. Last year El Areeb became the first horse to win both races since the Road to the Kentucky Derby began.
Previous Winners of the Withers
George E. Hall
R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Lynch, Hugh and Corms Racing Stable
Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Cathal A. Lynch
MMG Stables, LLC
Dennis A. Drazin
Far From Over
Black Rock Thoroughbreds
Jose L. Ortiz
Richard A. Violette, Jr.
My Meadowview Farm
Ramon A. Dominguez
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