Dixie Stakes

The Dixie Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Frequently referred to as the Dixie Handicap, it is the eighth-oldest graded stakes race in the United States and the oldest stakes race in Maryland and all of the Mid-Atlantic states. The race is open to horses, age three and up, willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the turf. Currently a Grade II stakes race with a purse of $300,000, at one time the Dixie was a very important race that drew the top horses from across North America.

Pimlico Race Course Graded Stakes Races

Stakes Race Grade Purse
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes II $300,000
Pimlico Special III $300,000
Preakness Stakes I $1,000,000
Dixie Stakes II $300,000
Allaire duPont Distaff Stakes III $100,000
Gallorette Handicap III $150,000
Maryland Sprint Handicap III $100,000