Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Smith’s Star Still Burning Bright

Although he may have celebrated his 49th birthday just a few weeks ago, jockey Mike Smith is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, he has been winning races – stakes races in particular – by the fistful all … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Mott on the Move

Although she was making her first foray into graded stakes company, Besilu Stables’ Crown Queen showed her class with a sharp half-length score in the G2 Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga. The victory by the half-sister to Royal Delta provided … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Seeking a New Racing Star

Seek Again’s eye-catching performance in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap last weekend vaulted owner Juddmonte Farms onto the American Graded Stakes Standings leading owner list. The chestnut son of Speightstown became the third North American graded stakes winner for Juddmonte, … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Sky’s the Limit

Skyway’s victory in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes last weekend was a significant one. Not only did the son of Sky Mesa provide trainer Mark Casse with his first win at Del Mar this season, the colt became the … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Rosie Doubles Up

While jockey Rosie Napravnik failed to see home Untapable in the Grade 1 Haskell against the boys, she did notch a pair of Grade 2 victories last weekend, vaulting her onto the American Graded Stakes Standings list of leading riders. Wins … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Lemon Drop Kids

Nothing wrong with life giving you lemons in the racing business these days.  Lane’s End sire Lemon Drop Kid is having a fine year, and last weekend two more of his daughters made it to the winner’s circle at the … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Gearing Up for the ‘Second Season’

The start of the summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga signal the beginning of what many consider racing’s “second season.”  The summer and fall graded stakes docket is filled with important races that will help determine Breeders’ Cup contenders … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Holiday Fireworks

The Fourth of July holiday weekend brought with it a bevy of graded stakes races throughout the country. Three stallions whose offspring entered the winner’s circle were Candy Ride, Smart Strike, and Lemon Drop Kid. As a result, all three … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Summer Sizzlers

It was a busy weekend of racing from coast to coast, with 15 graded stakes on the schedule. It also marked the closing weekend at Santa Anita, which brought the curtain down on its extended spring meet by hosting five … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Oaks Warrior

A light schedule of four graded stakes races resulted in very few changes in the American Graded Stakes Standings this week. Jojo Warrior’s resounding wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 2 Summertime Oaks provided trainer Bob Baffert with his 11th graded … Continue reading

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