July 14, 2024

Upcoming Stakes for December 27 – January 2

Santa Anita Park will hold the only graded events for the period of December 27 through January 2, with the American Oaks (G1) and Robert J. Frankel Stakes (G3) listed on December 29 and the newly upgraded Joe Hernandez Stakes (G3) scheduled for New Year’s Day.

Besides those three, the most anticipated race during that time is Aqueduct‘s $150,000 Jerome Stakes, the first Road to the Kentucky Derby points contest of 2019. The one-mile event will also take place on January 1, barring any wintry weather like last year that forced the 2018 edition to be postponed two weeks.

Friday, December 28
Lookout S. (r), Delta Downs, $65,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m.
Eddie Logan S., Santa Anita Park, $75,000, 2yo, 1mT.
Prairie Bayou S., Turfway Park, $50,000, 3&up, 1 1/16m.
Saturday, December 29
AMERICAN OAKS (G1), Santa Anita Park, $300,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/4mT.
ROBERT J. FRANKEL S. (G3), Santa Anita Park, $150,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8mT.
Alex M. Robb S. (r), Aqueduct, $100,000, 3&up, 1 1/8m.
East View S. (r), Aqueduct, $100,000, 2yo, f, 1m.
Abundantia S., Gulfstream Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 5fT.
H. Allen Jerkens S., Gulfstream Park, $100,000, 3&up, 2mT.
Janus S., Gulfstream Park, $100,000, 3&up, 5fT.
Dave’s Friend S., Laurel Park, $100,000, 3&up, 6f.
Gin Talking S., Laurel Park, $100,000, 2yo, f, 7f.
Heft S., Laurel Park, $100,000, 2yo, 7f.
Thirty Eight Go Go S., Laurel Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m.
Johnie L. Jamison S. (r), Sunland Park, $85,000, 3&up, 6 1/2f.
New Mexico State Racing Commission H. (r), Sunland Park, $85,000, 3&up, f&m, 5 1/2f.
Pago Hop S., Fair Grounds, $75,000, 3yo, f, abt 1mT.
Woodchopper S., Fair Grounds, $75,000, 3yo, abt 1mT.
Tropical Park Derby, Gulfstream Park, $75,000, 3yo, 1 1/16mT.
Tropical Park Oaks, Gulfstream Park, $75,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT.
Via Borghese S., Gulfstream Park, $75,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 3/16mT.
Jennings S. (r), Laurel Park, $75,000, 3&up, 1m.
Politely S. (r), Laurel Park, $75,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
B-Connected S. (r), Delta Downs, $65,000, 3&up, 1m.
KLAQ H., Sunland Park, $65,000, 3&up, 5f.
Sunday, December 30
Bay Ridge S. (r), Aqueduct, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8m.
Blue Norther S., Santa Anita Park, $75,000, 2yo, f, 1mT.
Monday, December 31
Damon Runyon S. (r), Aqueduct, $100,000, 2yo, 1m.
Louisiana Futurity (r), Fair Grounds, $100,000, 2yo, c&g, 6f.
Louisiana Futurity (r), Fair Grounds, $100,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
Tuesday, January 1
JOE HERNANDEZ S. (G3), Santa Anita Park, $100,000, 4&up, abt 6 1/2fT.
Jerome S., Aqueduct, $150,000, 3yo, 1m.