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Race NameMonthTrackPurse
Pegasus World CupJanuaryGulfstream Park$9,000,000
Pegasus World Cup TurfJanuaryGulfstream Park$6,000,000
Las VirgenesFebruarySanta Anita$300,000
Dubai World CupMarchMeydan (Dubai)$10,000,000
Frank E. Kilroe MileMarchSanta Anita$350,000
Santa Anita HandicapMarchSanta Anita$750,000
Santa Margarita StakesMarchSanta Anita$350,000
Florida DerbyMarchGulfstream Park$1,000,000
Wood Memorial StakesAprilAqueduct$1,000,000
Carter HandicapAprilAqueduct$500,000
Central Bank AshlandAprilKeeneland$500,000
Santa Anita OaksAprilSanta Anita$400,000
Santa Anita Derby (Grade 1)AprilSanta Anita$1,000,000
Maker's 46 MileAprilKeeneland$300,000
Apple Blossom HandicapAprilOaklawn Park$600,000
MadisonAprilKeeneland$300,000
Jenny WileyAprilKeeneland$300,000
Blue GrassAprilKeeneland$750,000
Arkansas DerbyAprilOaklawn Park$1,000,000
Charles Town ClassicAprilCharles Town$1,500,000
Kentucky OaksMayChurchill Downs$1,000,000
Humana Distaff StakesMayChurchill Downs$300,000
Woodford Reserve Turf Classic StakesMayChurchill Downs$500,000
Kentucky Derby MayChurchill Downs$2,000,000
Man o' War StakesMayBelmont Park$400,000
Preakness StakesMayPimlico$1,500,000
Gamely StakesMaySanta Anita$300,000
American OaksMaySanta Anita$350,000
Acorn StakesJuneBelmont Park$750,000
Ogden Phipps StakesJuneBelmont Park$1,000,000
Just a Game StakesJuneBelmont Park$750,000
Metropolitan HandicapJuneBelmont Park$1,250,000
Manhattan HandicapJuneBelmont Park$1,000,000
Belmont StakesJuneBelmont Park$1,500,000
Stephen Foster HandicapJuneChurchill Downs$500,000
Shoemaker MileJuneSanta Anita$400,000
VanityJuneSanta Anita$300,000
Mother GooseJuneBelmont Park$300,000
Triple BendJuneSanta Anita$300,000
Gold Cup at Santa AnitaJuneSanta Anita$500,000
Belmont Derby InvitationalJulyBelmont Park$1,250,000
Belmont OaksJulyBelmont Park$1,000,000
United Nations StakesJulyMonmouth Park$500,000
Delaware HandicapJulyDelaware Park$750,000
Diana StakesJulySaratoga$500,000
Eddie Read StakesJulyDel Mar$300,000
Coaching Club American OaksJulySaratoga$300,000
Bing CrosbyJulyDel Mar$300,000
Haskell InvitationalJulyMonmouth Park$1,000,000
Clement L. HirschAugustDel Mar$300,000
Alfred G. VanderbiltAugustSaratoga$350,000
Test StakesAugustSaratoga$500,000
Whitney HandicapAugustSaratoga$1,500,000
Secretariat AugustArlington$500,000
Beverly D. AugustArlington$750,000
Arlington MillionAugustArlington$1,000,000
Del Mar OaksAugustDel Mar$300,000
Alabama StakesAugustSaratoga$600,000
Sword DancerAugustSaratoga$500,000
Personal Ensign StakesAugustSaratoga$500,000
Allen JerkensAugustSaratoga$500,000
BallerinaAugustSaratoga$500,000
Traver Stakes AugustSaratoga$1,250,000
Pacific Classic StakesAugustDel Mar$1,000,000
Del Mar DebutanteAugustDel Mar$300,000
ForegoAugustSaratoga$500,000
WoodwardAugustSaratoga$600,000
SpinawayAugustSaratoga$350,000
Hopeful SeptemberSaratoga$350,000
Del Mar FuturitySeptemberDel Mar$300,000
Northern Dancer Turf SeptemberWoodbine$300,000
Ricoh Woodbine MileSeptemberWoodbine$1,000,000
CotillionSeptemberParx Racing$1,000,000
Beldame SeptemberBelmont Park$400,000
Flower BowlSeptemberBelmont Park$600,000
VosburghSeptemberBelmont Park$400,000
Joe Hirsch Turf Classic SeptemberBelmont Park$600,000
Jockey Club Gold CupSeptemberBelmont Park$1,000,000
ZenyattaSeptemberSanta Anita$300,000
American Pharoah StakesSeptemberSanta Anita$300,000
Rodeo DriveSeptemberSanta Anita$300,000
Awesome AgainSeptemberSanta Anita$300,000
ChandelierSeptemberSanta Anita$300,000
Darley AlcibiadesOctoberKeeneland$400,000
FrizetteOctoberBelmont Park$500,000
Champagne OctoberBelmont Park$500,000
First LadyOctoberKeeneland$400,000
Claiborne Breeders' FuturityOctoberKeeneland$500,000
Shadwell Turf MileOctoberKeeneland$1,000,000
Santa Anita SprintOctoberSanta Anita$300,000
Juddmonte SpinsterOctoberKeeneland$500,000
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup OctoberKeeneland$500,000
Pattison Canadian International StakesOctoberWoodbine$1,000,000
E. P. TaylorOctoberWoodbine$500,000
Breeders' Cup Juvenile TurfOctoberKeeneland1,000,000
Breeders' Cup Dirt MileOctoberKeeneland$1,000,000
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies TurfOctoberKeeneland$1,000,000
Breeders' Cup DistaffOctoberKeeneland$2,000,000
Breeders' Cup Juvenile FilliesOctoberKeeneland$2,000,000
Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare TurfOctoberKeeneland$2,000,000
Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare SprintOctoberKeeneland$1,000,000
Breeders' Cup Turf SprintOctoberKeeneland$1,000,000
Breeders' Cup JuvenileOctoberKeeneland$2,000,000
Breeders' Cup TurfOctoberKeeneland$3,000,000
TwinSpires Breeders' Cup SprintOctoberKeeneland$1,500,000
Breeders' Cup MileOctoberKeeneland$2,000,000
Breeders' Cup ClassicOctoberKeeneland$5,000,000
Clark HandicapNovemberChurchill Downs$500,000
Cigar Mile HandicapNovemberAqueduct$753,750
Hollywood DerbyNovemberDel Mar$300,000
MatriarchNovemberDel Mar$300,000
StarletDecemberLos Alamitos Thoroughbred$350,000
Los Alamitos FuturityDecemberLos Alamitos Thoroughbred$500,000
La BreaDecemberSanta Anita$300,000
MalibuDecemberSanta Anita$300,000