American Graded Stakes Standings

Trainer Tony Dutrow said downgrade of Wood Memorial may force him to change plans for Remsen Stakes winner Mo Town
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Chart Topper

Mo Town made his stakes debut a winning one as he cruised to a 2 1/2-length victory in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct. Not only was it Mo Town’s first stakes start, the race also marked the colt’s first time going two turns. Neither proved to be a problem as Mo Town took […]

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Cheyenne Stable's Mastery and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade 3 Bob Hope Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Masterful Ride

Mastery made his stakes debut a winning one with an impressive wire-to-wire victory in the G3 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 19. The handsome dark bay colt remains undefeated in two career starts, and will likely make the jump into Grade 1 company next with a start in the CashCall Futurity in December. […]

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Bigger Picture (center) powers to victory in the G3 Red Smith Handicap
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Seeing The ‘Bigger Picture’

Just three graded stakes races were carded nationwide last weekend, and thus there were few changes in this week’s American Graded Stakes Standings. There were a couple of changes worth noting, however. The Mike Maker trainee, Bigger Picture, notched his first career graded stakes win when he captured the G3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct. […]

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Mike Smith celebrates Arrogate's Classic victory
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Big Money Mike

To say that jockey Mike Smith had a ‘really good’ Breeders’ Cup weekend might be a bit of an understatement. The Hall of Fame rider won three Breeders’ Cup races and was second in three others. His success garnered him this third Bill Shoemaker Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding jockey of the […]

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Jose (left) and Irad Ortiz Jr.
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Brothers In Arms

The graded stakes action was very light last weekend, with only four graded stakes on the schedule. Of those four, two were ridden to victory by Irad Ortiz Jr., which moved him into the top five of the American Graded Stakes Standings list of top jockeys. Ortiz Jr. enters the chart at number five, with […]

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Elektrum (left) edges Apple Betty to take the G3 Dowager Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Power Surge

Elektrum earned the second graded stakes victory of her career when she rallied in the stretch to nip Apple Betty by a nose at the wire in the G3 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 23. It was the first time that Elektrum had entered the winner’s circle since taking the G2 John […]

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Theory rolls to victory in the G3 Futurity Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Promising Theory

Theory kept his perfect record intact when he charged to a 3 1/2-length victory in the G3 Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old son of Gemologist has two wins from two career starts, and is likely heading to Santa Anita for a try at the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The win by Theory in […]

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Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) wins the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland. Julien Leparoux up, Mark Casse trainer, John Oxley owner.
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Classic’ Casse

Several Breeders’ Cup berths were on the line during Keeneland’s ‘Fall Stars Weekend’ Oct. 7-9. A total of nine graded stakes races were on tap, seven of which were Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ races. The final ‘Win and You’re In’ of this year was also contested at Keeneland – Wednesday’s G3 Jessamine Stakes […]

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New Money Honey wins the G3 Miss Grillo Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Money Well Spent

New Money Honey broke her maiden and became a graded stakes winner in one fell swoop when she rallied from off the pace to take the G3 Miss Grillo Stakes on the turf at Belmont Park. Going into the Miss Grillo, the 2-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro had finished second in her only previous start, […]

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Deeply Undervalued wins the Commonwealth Derby
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Kitten’s Joy Colt Is Long on ‘Value’

Deeply Undervalued made his stakes debut a winning one when he rallied in the stretch to win the Grade 2 Commonwealth Derby by a length Sept. 24. The victory resulted in several changes throughout this week’s edition of the American Graded Stakes Standings. The Commonwealth win was the seventh graded stakes victory of the year […]

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