Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes: Bluegrass State Shines in 2014

Kentucky-breds once again had a banner year in 2014 as they led the way among winners of North American Graded Stakes and Grade 1 winners. Compared with the previous year, the Bluegrass State was far ahead of other locales in … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Leading Broodmare Sires

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a look at the leaders of different divisions of the American Graded Stakes Standings of 2014. This week, the focus is on broodmare sires. The stallions that ranked among the top five … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Leading Sires

It was a close race all season that came down to the wire and in the end, Giant’s Causeway just edged Tapit to claim the top spot on the American Graded Stakes Standings sire list. While Tapit led the Blood-Horse … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bang for the Buck

In 2012 and 2013, champion Royal Delta ranked at the top of the list when it came to the highest-priced horse to win at least one North American Graded Stakes race. The daughter of Empire Maker, who sold for $8.5 … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Down to the Wire

Racing returned to Santa Anita Dec. 26 as the Great Race Place opened its winter/spring meet. The racetrack kicked off a flurry of graded stakes action, highlighted by the last two Grade 1 races of the year – the La … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Clinching an Eclipse?

Take Charge Brandi earned her second Grade 1 victory of the year and her third graded stakes win in a row when she captured the Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos by a half-length Dec. 13. The wire-to-wire score most likely … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: After Midnight

Tiz Midnight set a new track record and earned her first graded stakes victory when she outfought Warren’s Veneda to win the Grade 2 Bayakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos. The daughter of Midnight Lute became the 15th graded stakes winner … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Late Season Surge

The long Thanksgiving holiday weekend featured a smorgasbord of great racing around the country. One of the more memorable performances of the weekend was California Chrome’s impressive victory in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. It was the fifth graded stakes … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Fantastic Finishes

As we head into the final month of the 2014, there are tight races in several categories of the American Graded Stakes Standings, and it looks like many of them will come down to the wire. Last weekend’s victory by Ocho Ocho … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Oxley, Casse a ‘Dynamic’ Duo

Although Dynamic Sky had been winless in five previous tries on the turf, it really seemed to be just a matter of time before he found his way to the winner’s circle. After all, the 4-year-old colt had finished second … Continue reading

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