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Major Horse Races

Stay up to date on when the biggest horse races of the season are coming up. Click on the links for any of the major races below to get in-depth details about the history of various races, the winningest trainers and thoroughbreds for individual events, and much, much more!


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Month
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Purse
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January
$3,000,000
January
$1,000,000
Las Virgenes
February
$200,000
Frank E. Kilroe Mile
March
$400,000
March
$600,000
Beholder Mile Stakes
March
$400,000
March
Meydan (Dubai)
$12,000,000
March
$750,000
April
$750,000
Central Bank Ashland
April
$500,000
April
$1,000,000
Maker's 46 Mile
April
$400,000
Jenny Wiley
April
$350,000
Apple Blossom Handicap
April
$600,000
April
$1,000,000
Santa Margarita Stakes
April
$200,000
May
$1,000,000
May
$1,250,000
Humana Distaff Stakes
May
$500,000
Turf Classic Stakes
May
$500,000
Man o' War Stakes
May
$700,000
Gamely Stakes
May
$300,000
Shoemaker Mile
May
$300,000
June
$400,000
Santa Anita Oaks
June
$200,000
June
$300,000
Carter Handicap
June
$250,000
Triple Bend
June
$200,000
June
$300,000
June
$300,000
June
$1,000,000
June
$300,000
Stephen Foster Handicap
June
$500,000
Mother Goose
June
$250,000
July
$400,000
July
$500,000
July
$1,000,000
July
$750,000
Madison
July
$250,000
July
$300,000
Delaware Handicap
July
$400,000
Eddie Read Stakes
July
$200,000
Coaching Club American Oaks
July
$350,000
July
$1,000,000
July
$300,000
Alfred G. Vanderbilt
July
$250,000
August
$250,000
Diana Stakes
August
$500,000
Test Stakes
August
$300,000
August
$750,000
Secretariat
August
$500,000
August
$600,000
August
$1,000,000
Del Mar Oaks
August
$250,000
Alabama Stakes
August
$500,000
August
$500,000
August
$500,000
Allen Jerkens
August
$300,000
August
$300,000
August
$1,000,000
August
$1,000,000
August
$300,000
Woodward
September
$500,000
September
$2,000,000
September
$350,000
Del Mar Debutante
September
$250,000
Hopeful
September
$250,000
Del Mar Futurity
September
$250,000
September
$1,000,000
Cotillion
September
$1,000,000
September
$300,000
September
$750,000
September
$300,000
September
$300,000
September
$300,000
September
$300,000
September
$300,000
October
$1,500,000
Beldame
October
$400,000
October
$500,000
October
$500,000
Northern Dancer Turf
October
$300,000
October
$400,000
October
$400,000
October
$500,000
October
$400,000
October
$500,000
October
$1,000,000
October
$300,000
October
$500,000
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup
October
$500,000
Pattison Canadian International Stakes
October
$1,000,000
E. P. Taylor
October
$600,000
November
$2,000,000
November
$2,000,000
November
1,000,000
November
$1,000,000
November
$1,000,000
November
$7,000,000
November
$2,000,000
November
$2,000,000
November
$6,000,000
November
$1,000,000
November
$1,000,000
November
$2,000,000
November
$2,000,000
November
$1,000,000
Clark Handicap
November
$500,000
Cigar Mile Handicap
November
$750,000
Hollywood Derby
November
$300,000
Matriarch
November
$300,000
Starlet
December
$350,000
December
$200,000
American Oaks
December
$300,000
La Brea
December
$300,000
Malibu
December
$300,000