American Graded Stakes Standings

Tourist (white silks) leads the field into the homestretch in the G1 Fourstardave
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Star’ On The Rise

The Fourstardave Stakes at Saratoga was contested as a Grade 1 for the first time last Saturday, so it was somewhat fitting that the winner of the race, the 5-year-old horse Tourist, was notching his first victory at the highest level. The handsome son of Tiznow had been very competitive in previous G1 tries, finishing […]

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Florent Geroux
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Going With The ‘Flo’

Arlington International Race Course hosted its biggest day of racing last Saturday with the International Festival of Racing. Five graded stakes – three of them Grade 1’s – were featured, and the races drew a strong contingent of international competitors. It seems only fitting that four of those graded stakes were won by French jockey […]

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Godolphin's Innovative Idea earned her first graded stakes win in the G3 Groupie Doll Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Bern’-ing Up The Charts

Innovative Idea earned her first graded stakes victory last weekend when she rallied from just off the pace to notch a half-length win in the G3 Groupie Doll Stakes at Ellis Park. It was the second consecutive stakes win for Innovative Idea, following her victory in the Iowa Distaff at Prairie Meadows. The victory by […]

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Joe Bravo notched four graded stakes wins over the weekend
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Hot Summer For Jersey Joe Bravo

Jockey Joe Bravo continued his exceptional season by racking up four graded stakes wins last weekend. That now gives ‘Jersey Joe’ a total of 12 graded stakes wins so far in 2016, and it moves him into fifth on the American Graded Stakes Standings jockey list. Bravo’s lucrative weekend began at Saratoga on Saturday, where […]

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JK Racing Stable's Mokat and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade II San Clemente
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Mo’ On The Move

Mokat earned her first graded stakes victory last weekend when she took command on the far turn and powered away to win the Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap by 3 3/4 lengths at Del Mar. Mokat’s victory was one of two graded stakes wins Saturday afternoon by offspring of champion Uncle Mo, and as a result, the […]

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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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