American Graded Stakes Standings

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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