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Horse Racing in the United States

 

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, $12 Million

The Pegasus is run at 1 1/8 miles, 12 shareholders each pay $1 million to purchase a position in the gate for an unspecified horse, with the right to race, lease, contract, share a starter or sell their place in the gate.

Breeders’ Cup Classic, $6 Million

The Breeders’ Cup World Championship.

Breeders’ Cup Turf, $4 Million

1 ½ miles on the turf.

Kentucky Derby, $2 Million

First leg of the thoroughbred racing triple crown runs 1 ¼ miles over the main track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May.

Breeders’ Cup Mile, $2 Million

1 mile on the turf course.  

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, $2 Million

2-year-olds, run at 1 1/16 miles over the main track.

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, $2 Million

1 1/8 miles on turf.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, $2 Million

1 1/16 miles.

Breeders’ Cup Distaff, $2 Million

Female race 1 1/8 miles over the main track.

Preakness Stakes, $1.5 Million

Second leg of the triple crown, 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland.

Belmont Stakes, $1.5 Million

The champions' test, 1.5 miles over the main track at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, making or breaking triple crown champions since 1867.

Breeders’ Cup Sprint, $1.5 Million

3/4 miles (6 furlongs).

Travers Stakes, $1.25 Million

Historic Saratoga Race Course in the summer time, 1 ¼ miles.

The Whitney Stakes, $1.2 Million

1 1/8 miles at Saratoga. "Win and You're In" the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Sword Dancer Invitational, $1 Million

1 1/8 mile over turf. "Win and You're In" the Breeders’ Cup Turf.  

Pacific Classic, $1 Million

1 ¼ miles over the main track where the surf meets the turf at Del Mar Racecourse. "Win and You're In" the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The Haskell Invitational, $1 Million

1 1/8 miles over the main track at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. "Win and You're In" the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Santa Anita Derby, $1 Million

1 1/8 miles over the main track at Santa Anita Park.

Arlington Million, $1 Million

1 1/4 miles at Arlington Park. "Win and You're In" the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

Arkansas Derby, $1 Million

1 1/8 miles at Oaklawn Park.

Florida Derby, $1 Million

1 1/8 miles at Gulfstream Park.

Louisiana Derby, $1 Million

1 1/8 miles at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans

Blue Grass Stakes, $1 Million

1 1/8 miles at Keeneland Racecourse.

Delta Downs Jackpot, $1 Million

Delta Downs, 1 1/16 miles for 2-year-olds.

 

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