American Graded Stakes Standings

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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Songbird splashes through the slop and easily wins the G1 Santa Anita Oaks
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Songbird Takes Flight

Songbird once again turned in a dominating performance as she cruised to 3 ¾-length victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks last weekend. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro has yet to be tested in her races, and she once again won while under a hand ride from jockey Mike Smith. The victory was the […]

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Guns Loaded and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the G3 San Simeon
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Fully Loaded

Guns Loaded made a successful return to graded stakes action last Saturday when he rallied from just off the pace to win the Grade 3 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita. It was the third straight victory for the 5-year-old gelding, and it helped propel his trainer, Doug O’Neill, into the top five on the […]

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Jockey Florent Geroux reacts after winning the 103rd  running of the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby aboard Gun Runner
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Top Gun

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner solidified his Kentucky Derby credentials with a powerful 4 ½-length victory in the Grade 2 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby March 26. It was the second graded stakes win for the Steve Asmussen trainee, who previously captured the G2 Risen Star Stakes. With two graded stakes victories now on […]

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Upstart tallies another graded stakes victory for his sire Flatter in the Razorback Handicap
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: More Winners For Tapit, Flatter

Cupid, the streaking gray son of Tapit, caught the eyes of Kentucky Derby observers last weekend with his gate-to-wire victory in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Earlier on the same card, New York-bred Upstart, one of last year’s Derby contenders, produced another graded stakes win for his sire, Flatter, in the G3 […]

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Terra Promessa draws off to win the G3 Honeybee Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Full Of Promise

Terra Promessa made her stakes debut a winning one when she took command at the top of the stretch and pulled away to win the Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths at Oaklawn Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Curlin, who has won three of four career starts, races as a homebred for Stonestreet […]

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Songbird and Mike Smith win the G3 Santa Ysabel
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Soaring To New Heights

Eclipse Award-winning filly Songbird kept her perfect record intact with yet another dominating performance in the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel March 5. Saturday’s win was the second graded stakes victory of the year for the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, and it moved her into a tie for first on the American Graded Stakes Standings list […]

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Catch a Glimpse takes the Herecomesthebride Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Quick Glimpse

Catch a Glimpse made a successful 2016 debut last weekend when she rolled to a 2 ½-length victory in the G3 Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The chestnut filly picked up right where she left off last season, when she capped off 2015 by winning the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. The Mark Casse-trained […]

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Chocolate Ride with jockey Florent Geroux aboard wins the G3 Fair Grounds H.
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Sweet Ride

Chocolate Ride showed his affinity for the Fair Grounds turf course when taking the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Handicap in wire-to-wire fashion Feb. 20. It was the second consecutive year that the 6-year-old gelding won the nine-furlong contest, and he improved his overall record at the New Orleans racetrack to six wins and a second […]

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