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El Cajon Stakes

Ungraded stakes race
El Cajon Stakes
Location Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, United States
Inaugurated 1973
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Polytrack synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The El Cajon Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the first week of September at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. Open to three-year-old horses, the non-graded stakes is contested at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on Polytrack synthetic dirt and as at 2009 offered a purse of $100,000.

Inaugurated in 1973, it was run as a restricted overnight stakes until 2004. The distance was set at one and one eight miles in 1973 and 1974, then reduced to a mile and a sixteenth from 1975 through 1996 after which it was set at its current distance of one mile.

There was no race run in 1994 and 2001.



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