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The Notebook April 30, 2013

Weekend Stakes Races

(unrestricted stakes in N.A. worth $75,000 and up)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Owsley Stakes, 4&up (f&m), $90,000, 1 1-4M (T), Belmont Park

FRIDAY, MAY 3

Kentucky Oaks, 3yo fillies, $1,000,000, Grade I, 1 1-8M, Churchill Downs

Alysheba Stakes Presented by Besilu Stables, 4&up, $300,000, Grade II, 1 1-16M, Churchill Downs

La Troienne Stakes Presented by Steelcase and ORI, 4&up (f&m), $300,000, Grade II, 1 1-16M, Churchill Downs

American Turf Stakes, 3yo, $200,000, Grade II, 1 1-16M (T), Churchill Downs

Eight Belles Stakes Presented by Xerox, 3yo fillies, $150,000, Grade III, 7F, Churchill Downs

Edgewood Stakes Presented by Forcht Bank, 3yo fillies, $150,000, 1 1-16M (T), Churchill Downs

Shake You Down Stakes, 4&up, $85,000, 6 1-2F, Belmont Park

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, 3yo, $2,000,000, Grade I, 1 1-4M, Churchill Downs

Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes, 4&up, $500,000, Grade I, 1 1-8M (T), Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs Stakes, 4&up, $400,000, Grade II, 7F, Churchill Downs

Humana Distaff Stakes, 4&up (f&m), $300,000, Grade I, 7F, Churchill Downs

Churchill Distaff Turf Mile, 4&up (f&m), $250,000, Grade II, 1M (T), Churchill Downs

Mervyn LeRoy Handicap, 3&up, $150,000, Grade II, 1 1-16M, Betfair Hollywood Park

Beaugay Stakes, 3&up (f&m), $150,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M (T), Belmont Park

Fort Marcy Stakes, 3&up, $150,000, Grade III, 1 1-16M (T), Belmont Park

Twin Spires Turf Sprint Presented by RAM, 4&up, $125,000, Grade III, 5F (T), Churchill Downs

Virginia Gold Cup Timber, 5&up, $75,000, 4M (Timber), Great Meadow

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Wando Stakes, 3yo, $100,000, 1 1-16M, Woodbine

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