Saturday Stakes – June 6, 2020

Posted on June 5, 2020

We have on tap one of the busiest Saturdays of racing action that we have seen in some time. A number of tracks will be up and running, and there are several quality stakes races to look forward to, highlighted by a big stop on the Road to the Derby.

$400,000 Santa Anita Derby

The marquee event of the day comes our way in Race 8 at Santa Anita. It’s 1 1/8 miles on a dirt track for seven starters. Points for the Road to the Derby will be awarded on a 100-50-20-10 scale for the top four finishers. Post time is set for 4:09 PM PT. You can catch the action live on TVG and NBCSN.

1- Friar’s Road, 20-1
2- Rushie, 8-1
3- Shooters Shoot, 8-1
4- Anneau d’Or, 15-1
5- Azul Coast, 15-1
6- Honor A.P., 9-5
7- Authentic, 4-5

There are a number of other big races on tap for Santa Anita on Saturday.

$75,000 Desert Code Stakes
Race 4 at 2:01 PM PT
5 1/2 Furlongs, Turf, 6 Starters

$200,000 Santa Anita Oaks
Race 5 at 2:32 PM PT
1 1/16 Miles, Dirt, 5 Starters

$100,000 Crystal Waters Stakes
Race 7 at 3:34 PM PT
1 Mile, Turf, 8 Starters

$150,000 Cinema Stakes
Race 9 at 4:42 PM PT
1 1/8 Miles, Turf, 7 Starters

$300,000 Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes
Race 10 at 5:12 PM PT
1 1/4 Miles, Dirt, 6 Starters

Other Saturday Stakes

While the spotlight will be out west, there are several other stakes sprinkled throughout the day, including a quartet at Belmont Park.

$150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes
Race 6 at 3:59 PM ET
1 1/8 Miles, Turf, 9 Starters

$100,000 Westchester Stakes
Race 7 at 4:32 PM ET
1 1/16 Miles, Dirt, 11 Starters

$100,000 Intercontinental Stakes
Race 8 at 5:04 PM ET
7 Furlongs, Turf, 12 Starters

$250,000 Runhappy Carter Handicap
Race 9 at 5:36 PM ET
7 Furlongs, Dirt, 11 Starters

There’s also a pair of stakes races set for Churchill Downs.

$100,000 Aristides Stakes
Race 8 at 4:46 PM ET
6 Furlongs, Dirt, 6 Starters

$100,000 Dogwood Stakes
Race 10 at 5:50 PM ET
7 Furlongs, Dirt, 8 Starters

Last but not least, there’s a trio of big races over at Gulfstream Park.

$100,000 Soldier’s Dance Stakes
Race 6 at 2:42 PM ET
1 1/16 Miles, Turf, 10 Starters

$100,000 Ginger Punch Stakes
Race 8 at 3:46 PM ET
1 1/16 Miles, Turf, 15 Starters

$75,000 Game Face Stakes
Race 9 at 4:18 PM ET
6 1/2 Furlongs, Dirt, 8 Starters

The Full Saturday Card

It’s a jam-packed day of racing with 15 tracks set to be up and running. Here’s what you need to know for each.

Belmont Park
11 Race Card at 1:15 PM ET
Stakes – Race 6 through 9

Camarero Racetrack
7 Race Card at 2:45 PM ET
$15.2k Allowance – Race 1

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
9 Race Card at 7 PM ET
Stakes – Race 2

Churchill Downs
11 Race Card at 1 PM ET
Stakes – Race 8 and 10

Evangeline Downs
9 Race Card at 5:50 PM ET
$26k Allowance – Race 8

Fair Meadows Racetrack
10 Race Card at 6 PM ET
Quarter Horse

Golden Gate Fields
11 Race Card at 12:45 PM PT
Stakes – Race 9

Gulfstream Park
10 Race Card at 12 PM ET
Stakes – Race 6, 8, and 9

Laurel Brown Racetrack
10 Race Card at 12 PM MT
Quarter Horse

Laurel Park
10 Race Card at 12:40 PM ET
$47k Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 7

Los Alamitos
9 Race Card at 6:30 PM PT
Quarter Horse

Louisiana Downs
7 Race Card at 3:05 PM ET
$22k Allowance – Race 3

Ruidoso Downs
12 Race Card at 1 PM PT
Quarter Horse

Santa Anita Park
11 Race Card at 12:30 PM PT
Stakes – Race 4, 5, 7 through 10

Woodbine Racetrack
11 Race Card at 1 PM ET
$100k+ Allowance – Race 6, 9, and 10

Carryovers To Watch

There are a number of carryover pools to keep an eye on as we get set for Saturday.

Gulfstream Park Pick 6 – $1,370,171
Santa Anita Park Pick 6 – $585,873
Belmont Park Pick 5 – $327,647
Churchill Downs Pick 6 – $170,608
Belmont Park Pick 6 – $78,246
Laurel Park Pick 5 – $73,629
Charles Town Pick 6 – $64,962
Laurel Park Pick 6 – $31,438
Golden Gate Pick 6 – $8,551

Totals are current as of this writing, and each of the tracks listed up above are scheduled to run on Friday. For pools that aren’t hit by a lone bettor, we could see a good amount of growth for the weekend. Best of luck!

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