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February Horse Racing Stakes Calendar

Holy Bull
Eight line up in Saturday's Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream Park(Photo credit: ID 67395310 © Dpselvaggi | Dreamstime.com)

We are just three months away from the first Saturday of May and the Run for the Roses and the stakes action is heating up quicker than the weather around the country.

In February we have eight Road to the Kentucky Derby points races on tap starting with two this weekend—the $250,000 Withers (G3) at Aqueduct and the $250,000 Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

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The race drew a competitive field of 11 three-year-olds that will go 1 1/8 miles. Five in the field exit the Jerome on Jan.1 which was won by Courvoisier, who is the 9-2 third choice on the morning line.

The Chad Brown trained Early Voting is the 3-1 morning line favorite. The colt was an impressive maiden winner in his debut on Dec. 18. Constitutionlawyer, who broke his maiden in his third career start on Jan. 2 is the 7-2 second choice.

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The Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park on Saturday is one of five graded stakes on an outstanding betting card. A field of nine go to the post in the 1 1/16 mile test with Derby points on the line.

The Todd Pletcher trained Mo Donegal is the 3-1 morning line favorite. The colt won the Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct on Dec. 4 in his stakes debut.

Trainer Dale Romans will saddle Giant Game (7-2) who makes his first start since running third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) last November at Del Mar.

Among the other top Road to the Kentucky Derby points races this month include the $400,000 Risen Star at Fair Grounds (G2) on Feb. 19 and the $1 million Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn Park on Feb. 26.

February Horse Racing Stakes Calendar

February 4

A.T.B.A. Sales S                                         TuP         $35k    6.5f      Dirt

A.T.B.A. Sales S                                         TuP         $35k    6.5f      Dirt

February 5

Withers S (G3)                                              Aqu        $250k  9f         Dirt

Premier Night Bon Temps Starter     DeD       $50k    5f         Dirt

Premier Night Championship              DeD      $150k  8.5f      Dirt

Premier Night Distaff                                DeD       $125k  8f         Dirt

Premier Night Gentlemen Starter      DeD      $60k    8.5f      Dirt

Premier Night Ladies Starter              DeD      $60k    8f         Dirt

Premier Night Matron                              DeD      $100k 5f         Dirt

Premier Night Prince                               DeD      $100k 8f         Dirt

Premier Night Ragin Cajun Starter  DeD     $50k    5f         Dirt

Premier Night Sprint                              DeD      $100k 5f         Dirt

Premier Night Starlet                            DeD      $100k 8f         Dirt

Claiborne Swale S (G3)                           GP        $100k 7f         Dirt

Forward Gal S (G3)                                   GP        $100k 7f         Dirt

Holy Bull S (G3)                                          GP        $250k 8.5f      Dirt

Kitten’s Joy S (G3)                                  GP        $100k 8.5f      Turf

Sweetest Chant S (G3)                         GP        $100k 8.5f      Turf

Bayakoa S (G3)                                        OP        $250k 8.5f      Dirt

San Pasqual S (G2)                                SA         $200k 9f         Dirt

Santa Monica S (G2)                             SA         $200k 7f         Dirt

Thunder Road S (G3)                            SA         $100k 8f         Turf

Endeavour S (G3)                                 Tam      $175k 8.5f      Turf

Tampa Bay S (G3)                                 Tam      $175k 8.5f      Turf

Forego S                                                    TP         $100k 6.5f      AW

February 6

Ruthless S                                               Aqu       $100k 7f         Dirt

Las Virgenes S (G3)                             SA         $100k 8f         Dirt

Robert B. Lewis S (G3)                      SA        $200k 8.5f      Dirt

La Coneja S                                             Sun       $100k 6f         Dirt

February 11

Glendale H                                              TuP        $60k    8.5f      Turf

Turf Paradise Turf Stakes              TuP       $60k    8.5f      Turf

February 12

Gander S                                                   Aqu       $100k 8f         Dirt

El Camino Real Derby                         GG        $100k 9f         AW

Gulf Park Turf Sprint (G3)                  GP        $100k 5f         Turf

Ladies’ Turf Sprint S                            GP        $100k 5f         Turf

Razorback H (G3)                                  OP        $600k 8.5f      Dirt

Sweet Life S (G3)                                  SA        $100k 6.5f      Turf

Minaret S                                                 Tam      $50k     6          Dirt

Pelican S                                                 Tam      $100k 6f         Dirt

Sam F. Davis S (G3)                            Tam     $250k 8.5f      Dirt

Suncoast S                                            Tam      $150k 8.32f    Dirt

Valdale S                                                  TP         $100k 6.5f      AW

February 13

Broadway S                                           Aqu       $100k 6f         Dirt

February 18

Princess of Palms S                          TuP       $60k 7.5f         Turf

Startac S                                                 TuP       $60k 7.5f         Turf

February 19

Hollie Hughes                                        Aqu      $100k 6f         Dirt

Albert M. Stall Memorial S               FG       $100k  8.5f      Turf

Colonel Power S                                   FG        $100k 5.5f      Turf

Fair Grounds S (G3)                             FG        $150k 9f         Turf

Mineshaft S (G3)                                    FG        $250k 8.5f      Dirt

Rachel Alexandra S (G2)                    FG       $300k 8.5f      Dirt

Risen Star S  (G2)                                  FG        $400k 9f         Dirt

El Dorado Shooter                               GG       $75k    6f         AW

Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3)           GP       $150k 6f         Dirt

Houston Turf S                                      Hou     $75k    8.5f      Turf

H-Town S                                                  Hou      $75k    7f         Dirt

Jim’s Orbit S                                            Hou      $75k    6f         Dirt

Miss Bluebonnet Turf S                     Hou     $75k    8f         Turf

Two Altazano S                                      Hou     $75k    6f         Dirt

Barbara Fritchie S (G3)                      Lrl       $250k  7f         Dirt

General George S (G3)                        Lrl       $250k 7f         Dirt

John B. Campbell S                              Lrl       $100k 8.5f      Dirt

Miracle Wood S                                      Lrl       $100k 8f         Dirt

Nellie Morse S                                          Lrl       $100k 8.5f      Dirt

Wide Country S                                       Lrl       $100k 7f         Dirt

Dixie Belle S                                             OP      $150k 6f         Dirt

Pasadena S                                               SA       $100k 8f         Turf

Lightning City S                                      Tam     $100k 5f         Turf

Turf Dash S                                              Tam     $100k 5f         Turf

Dust Commander S                              TP        $100k 8.5f      AW

February 20

San Simeon S (G3)                                SA        $100k 6.5f       Turf

Enchantress S                                        Sun      $100k 8f         Dirt

February 21

Maddie May S                                         Aqu      $100k 8f         Dirt

Spring Fever S                                       SA        $100k 6f         Dirt

Tiznow S                                                   SA        $100k 8f         Dirt

February 25

Take Charge Brandi                           DeD      $75k    7f         Dirt

February 26

Stymie S                                                  Aqu      $125k 8f         Dirt

Big Drama                                               DeD     $75k    7f         Dirt

Grasmick S                                              Fon      $15k    4f         Dirt

Royal Delta S (G3)                                  GP       $150k 8.5f      Dirt

Honeybee S (G3)                                   OP       $300k 8.5f      Dirt

Rebel S (G2)                                            OP       $1,000k 8.5f    Dirt

Wishing Well S                                       SA        $75k     6.5f     Turf

Wintergreen S                                       TP        $100k  8f        AW

February 27

Dominguez Memorial                         Sun       $100k 8.5f      Dirt

Island Fashion S                                    Sun       $75k    8f         Dirt

Mine That Bird Derby                          Sun       $100k 8.5f      Dirt

Red Hedeman Mile                               Sun       $100k 8f         Dirt