There is horse racing happening every day somewhere in the world. It can be difficult to keep up and you’ll often wonder what the horse racing schedule is - what tracks are running and what stakes races are taking place. Here is a guide to help you find upcoming horse races.
Quick Answer on How To Find Upcoming Races:
Find Upcoming Stakes Races with the BloodHorse Stakes Calendar
Find every track’s racing schedule and entries with the Equibase Racing Dates Calendar
Search tracks in the Equibase search bar
Visit track websites to see racing schedule
How To Find Upcoming Horse Races
Use BloodHorse Stakes Calendar to Find Upcoming Major Races
The best way to find upcoming graded stakes and non-graded stakes races is by using BloodHorse’s Stakes Calendar.
This calendar lists the stakes races happening each day and gives you the race name, track, purse, and conditions - age, sex, distance, and surface. You can also find upcoming stakes races of a certain type by filtering this calendar by date, track, and conditions.
Use Equibase To Find Upcoming Races By Track
We recommend you use Equibase to find upcoming races at individual tracks. There are two ways to do so: use the Racing Dates Calendar or search tracks.
To use the Racing Dates Calendar to Find the Upcoming Race Schedule:
Scroll through the alphabetical list of tracks until you find the one you are interested in
View entries for the upcoming days
To Search Tracks To Find the Upcoming Race Schedule:
Go to Equibase.com
Find the search bar at the top of the page
Use the drop-down menu on the left side to select “Tracks”
Type in the track you are looking for and press “search”
These methods will lead you to the same result - a page listing everything from entries, to results, to workouts. You can click on each day’s entries to see view the horses running in each race, their connections (jockey, trainer, breeder, owner), pedigree, morning line odds, and live odds. This is also where you can find the post time for each race.
Visit a Track’s Website to See Racing Schedule
Most tracks have their racing calendar and stakes schedule listed directly on their website. This is one of the easiest ways to figure out when each track is racing.
Now that you know how to find upcoming races, you'll want to learn how to watch them. Our post Where To Watch Live Horse Racing has all the answers you need.