Saturday Stakes Schedule – March 7, 2020

Posted By Christopher Feery on March 5, 2020 - Last Updated on March 6, 2020

As the long winter begins to wind down across the country, the racing calendar starts to heat up. This Saturday is chock full of action at a number of different tracks, including a trio of prep races for the Kentucky Derby. Let’s take a look at what’s on tap.

Gotham Stakes (G2)

Race 10 at Aqueduct is the $300,000 Gotham Stakes, a 1-mile race on dirt with 11 entrants. The winner receives 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, 2nd place gets 20, 3rd receives 10, and 4th is awarded 5. Post time is 5:42 ET for the final race on the card.

Field

  1. Celtic Striker
  2. Informative
  3. War Stopper
  4. Attachment Rate
  5. Necker Island
  6. Mischievous Alex
  7. Sixto
  8. Montauk Traffic
  9. Flap Jack
  10. Untitled
  11. First Deputy

Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2)

Race 11 at Tampa Bay is the $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, a 1 1/16-mile race run on a dirt track with 12 entrants. The same points allocation for the Derby apples here for the top four finishers. Post time is 5:32 PM ET on the 12-race card.

Field

  1. Texas Swing
  2. Spa City
  3. Relentless Dancer
  4. Chance It
  5. Market Analysis
  6. Mo Mosa
  7. Sole Volante
  8. Letmeno
  9. Unrighteous
  10. Bye Bye Melvin
  11. King Guillermo
  12. Tons of Gold

San Felipe Stakes (G2)

Over at Santa Anita, race eight on a 12-race card is the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes. It’s a 1 1/16-mile affair on a dirt track with seven entrants. Post time is 3 PM PT, and the top four finishers will receive Derby points on the 50-20-10-5 scale.

Field

  1. Fort McHenry
  2. Honor A.P.
  3. Wrecking Crew
  4. Authentic
  5. Thousand Words
  6. Storm the Court
  7. Swagsational

Other Saturday Stakes Races

While those three races are the highlights of the day, there are a number of other stakes that’ll be run on a busy Saturday. Here’s a look at some of the day’s other top races.

$200,000 Tom Fool H.
Aqueduct Race 8 – 4:46 PM ET
6 Furlongs, Dirt, 8 Entrants

$75,000 Allen Black Cat Lacombe Memorial
Fair Grounds Race 9 – 4:48 PM ET
About 1 Mile, Turf, 9 Entrants

$75.000 Silks Run Stakes
Gulfstream Park Race 9 – 4:09 PM ET
5 Furlongs, Turf, 8 Entrants

$75,000 Captiva Island Stakes
Gulfstream Park Race 11 – 5:12 PM ET
5 Furlongs, Turf, 13 Entrants

$150,000 Hot Springs Stakes
Oaklawn Park Race 8 – 4:38 PM ET
6 Furlongs, Dirt, 6 Entrants

$300,000 Honeybee Stakes
Oaklawn Park Race 9 – 5:09 PM ET
1 1/16 miles, Dirt, 9 Entrants

$200,000 San Carlos Stakes
Santa Anita Race 4 – 1 PM PT
7 Furlongs, Dirt, 6 Entrants

$400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile
Santa Anita Race 5 – 1:30 PM PT
1 Mile, Turf, 10 Entrants

$600,000 Santa Anita Handicap
Santa Anita Race 10 – 4 PM PT
1 1/4 Miles, Dirt, 8 Entrants

$75,000 Columbia Stakes
Tampa Bay Downs Race 7 – 3:18 PM ET
1 Mile, Turf, 10 Entrants

$100,000 Challenger Stakes
Tampa Bay Downs Race 8 – 3:55 PM ET
1 1/16 Miles, Dirt, 8 Entrants

$225,000 Hillsborough Stakes
Tampa Bay Downs Race 9 – 4:25 PM ET
1 1/8 Miles, Turf, 12 Entrants

$200,000 Florida Oaks
Tampa Bay Downs Race 10 – 4:55 PM ET
1 1/16 Miles, Turf, 12 Entrants

You can catch all of Saturday’s action on TVG. The three Derby prep races will also be carried on FS2 as part of its America’s Day at the Races program, which kicks off at 5:30 PM ET.

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