American Graded Stakes Standings

American Patriot flies home late to win the G3 Kent Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Shining ‘Star’

American Patriot rallied in the stretch to take the Grade 3 Kent Stakes by 1 ½-lengths at Delaware Park last Saturday. The 3-year-old son of War Front, who races as a homebred for WinStar Farm, not only earned his first graded stakes win in the Kent, but he also moved WinStar into the top five […]

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Deauville (IRE) (Galileo) and jockey Jamie Spencer win the Belmont Derby Invitational (Gr I) at Belmont Park
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Forever Waving

Belmont Park had an international flavor last Saturday when it played host to Stars & Stripes Day. Six graded stakes races were on the card, headlined by two Grade 1’s – the Belmont Derby Invitational and the Belmont Oaks Invitational. For the second consecutive year, trainer Aidan O’Brien sent out the winner of the Belmont […]

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Dalmore and jockey Kent Desormeaux, outside, overpower Danzing Candy (Rafael Bejarano), inside, to win the G3 Affirmed Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Hail To The Chief

The Fourth of July holiday weekend brought with it a bevy of graded stakes races throughout the country. The Grade 3 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita was one of the 18 graded stakes held over the holiday. The winner of the race, Dalmore, rallied from just off the pace to win by a half-length to […]

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Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson, winning the Grade 1 Triple Bend
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Summer Sizzler

Last weekend was a relatively quiet one, with only five graded stakes races held around the country. Two of those stakes, however, were Grade 1 contests, and both were run at Santa Anita. Melatonin added a second G1 to his resume when he charged to a 1 1/2-length victory in the Gold Cup at Santa […]

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Paid Up Subscriber earned her first stakes win in the G2 Fleu de Lis.
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Paying Dividends

Churchill Downs hosted a big day of racing last Saturday, carding five graded stakes races highlighted by the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap. Two of the graded stakes races were won by offspring of Candy Ride, who continues to have a tremendous year. As a result of those victories, the stallion moves into first on this week’s […]

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Frosted (Tapit) and jockey Joel Rosario win the Metropolitan Handicap (Gr I) at Belmont Park.
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Fire And Ice

Frosted’s scintillating 14 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap was just one of many impressive performances turned in on Saturday’s stakes-loaded program at Belmont Park. Nine graded stakes races – six of them G1 – were carded, culminating with the 12-furlong Belmont Stakes. Frosted’s win, coupled with Cavorting’s earlier score in the G1 […]

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Camelot Kitten held off the late charge of Highland Sky to win the G3 Pennine Ridge S.
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: One Tough Kitten

Camelot Kitten continued his successful spring season when he captured the G3 Pennine Ridge at Belmont Park by a hard-fought neck. It was the second consecutive graded stakes win for the 3-year-old colt, following his head victory in the G2 American Turf May 7. Camelot Kitten has now won two of three starts in 2016, […]

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Lexie Lou (pink silks black cap) wins the $200,000 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Lexie Lou Returns To Form

Former Canadian Horse of the Year Lexie Lou made a long-overdue return to the winner’s circle when she rallied from off the pace to win the Grade 2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine May 29. The victory by the 5-year-old daughter of Sligo Bay (Ire) provided her owner, Gary Barber, with his third graded stakes winner […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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