El Cajon Stakes
|Ungraded stakes race|
|El Cajon Stakes|
|Location||Del Mar Racetrack|
Del Mar, California, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1 mile (8 furlongs)|
|Track||Polytrack synthetic dirt, left-handed|
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.