February 24, 2024

Upcoming Stakes for March 7 – 13

After just two preps, one each for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, last weekend, a slew of points contests are on tap Saturday across the country.

Aqueduct plays host to the Gotham Stakes (G3) and Busher Stakes, while Turfway Park has the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) and Bourbonette Oaks. Tampa Bay Downs boasts a singular Derby prep in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) while Oaklawn Park matches that with an Oaks event in the Honeybee Stakes (G3).

Accompanying these races are numerous other graded and black-type affairs.

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Friday, March 8
Owner Appreciation Distaff S. (r), Delta Downs, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m.
Saturday, March 9
TAMPA BAY DERBY (G2), Tampa Bay Downs, $400,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m.
GOTHAM S. (G3), Aqueduct, $300,000, 3yo, 1m.
HILLSBOROUGH S. (G2), Tampa Bay Downs, $225,000, 4&up, f&m, 1 1/8mT.
TOM FOOL H. (G3), Aqueduct, $200,000, 4&up, 6f.
HONEYBEE S. (G3), Oaklawn Park, $200,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m.
JEFF RUBY STEAKS (G3), Turfway Park, $200,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
FLORIDA OAKS (G3), Tampa Bay Downs, $200,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT.
Busher Invitational, Aqueduct, $250,000, 3yo, f, 1m.
Stymie S., Aqueduct, $150,000, 4&up, 1m.
Hot Springs S., Oaklawn Park, $150,000, 4&up, 6f.
Challenger S., Tampa Bay Downs, $100,000, 4&up, 1 1/16m.
Bourbonette Oaks, Turfway Park, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1m.
Kentucky Cup Classic, Turfway Park, $100,000, 4&up, 1 1/8m.
Allen “Black Cat” Lacombe Memorial, Fair Grounds, $75,000, 3yo, f, abt 1mT.
Captiva Island S., Gulfstream Park, $75,000, 4&up, f&m, 5fT.
Silks Run S., Gulfstream Park, $75,000, 4&up, 5fT.
Columbia S., Tampa Bay Downs, $75,000, 3yo, 1mT.
Latonia S., Turfway Park, $75,000, 4&up, f&m, 1m.
Rushaway S., Turfway Park, $75,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m.
Owner Appreciation Cup (r), Delta Downs, $50,000, 3&up, 1m.
Animal Kingdom S., Turfway Park, $50,000, 3yo, 6 1/2f.
Sunday, March 10
Heavenly Prize Invitational, Aqueduct, $150,000, 4&up, f&m, 1m.