What is the Patton Stakes?

The Patton Stakes at Dundalk on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

The Patton Stakes is a listed one-mile stakes over the artificial track at Dundalk Racecourse in Dundalk, Ireland. Open to three-year-olds, this stop on the European Road to the Kentucky Derby awards qualifying points for a place in the starting gate for the Run for the Roses, with the top five finishers receiving 20–10–6–4–2 points.