American Graded Stakes Standings

Ahh Chocolate (Candy Ride) and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. win the Allaire Dupont Distaff Stakes (Gr III) at Pimlico
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Sweet Success For Candy Ride

Stoneway Farm’s Ahh Chocolate earned her first graded stakes win of the year with a determined half-length victory in the Grade 3 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes at Pimlico May 20. The 4-year-old filly also boasts a win in the 2015 G2 Falls City Handicap, and has won five of her 12 lifetime starts. The victory […]

Continue reading
Cavorting (left) battles with Carrumba (red cap) in the G2 Ruffian
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bernardini On The Move

Grade 1 winner Cavorting earned her first victory since capturing the G2 Prioress Stakes in September when she cruised to an impressive five-length victory in the G2 Ruffian Stakes at Belmont Park. The win improved her record to 6-1-1 in 11 starts and increased her earnings to $1,128,000. Cavorting’s victory also helped propel her sire, […]

Continue reading
Cathryn Sophia powers through the stretch to win the Kentucky Oaks
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Girl Power

A stakes-packed weekend led by the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks has led to plenty of movement on the American Graded Stakes Standings charts this week. Cathryn Sophia rebounded from her third-place finish in the G1 Central Bank Ashland Stakes with an emphatic 2 ¾-length victory in the G1 Kentucky Oaks. The 3-year-old daughter of […]

Continue reading
Olorda wins the Bewitch Stakes. Julien Leparoux was in the saddle
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: French Connection

Although the graded stakes schedule was relatively light last weekend, there still were still a couple of notable changes in the latest American Graded Stakes Standings charts. Olorda (Ger) earned her second graded stakes win of the year when went gate-to-wire in the Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland. The 4-year-old daughter of Lord of […]

Continue reading
Stanford powers to victory in the G2 Charles Town Classic
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Stanford’s Classic Win A Boost For Connections

After coming up just short of capturing the G2 Gulfstream Park Handicap last month, Stanford finally broke through and earned his first graded stakes victory when he went gate-to-wire to in the G2 Charles Town Classic April 23. Stanford is owned by a partnership, and the Charles Town Classic win helped move the partners – […]

Continue reading
Tepin wins the G1 Coolmore Jenny Wiley
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tepin Rolls On

Champion turf mare Tepin remained undefeated this season when she rocketed to a five-length victory in the Grade 1 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes last Saturday. The 5-year-old daughter of Bernstein set a new stakes record in the process, covering the 1 1/16-mile turf contest in 1:40.53. The victory was Tepin’s third straight graded stakes win […]

Continue reading
Songbird splashes through the slop and easily wins the G1 Santa Anita Oaks
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Songbird Takes Flight

Songbird once again turned in a dominating performance as she cruised to 3 ¾-length victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks last weekend. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro has yet to be tested in her races, and she once again won while under a hand ride from jockey Mike Smith. The victory was the […]

Continue reading
Guns Loaded and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the G3 San Simeon
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Fully Loaded

Guns Loaded made a successful return to graded stakes action last Saturday when he rallied from just off the pace to win the Grade 3 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita. It was the third straight victory for the 5-year-old gelding, and it helped propel his trainer, Doug O’Neill, into the top five on the […]

Continue reading
Jockey Florent Geroux reacts after winning the 103rd  running of the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby aboard Gun Runner
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Top Gun

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner solidified his Kentucky Derby credentials with a powerful 4 ½-length victory in the Grade 2 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby March 26. It was the second graded stakes win for the Steve Asmussen trainee, who previously captured the G2 Risen Star Stakes. With two graded stakes victories now on […]

Continue reading
Upstart tallies another graded stakes victory for his sire Flatter in the Razorback Handicap
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: More Winners For Tapit, Flatter

Cupid, the streaking gray son of Tapit, caught the eyes of Kentucky Derby observers last weekend with his gate-to-wire victory in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Earlier on the same card, New York-bred Upstart, one of last year’s Derby contenders, produced another graded stakes win for his sire, Flatter, in the G3 […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram