American Graded Stakes Standings

Deeply Undervalued wins the Commonwealth Derby
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Kitten’s Joy Colt Is Long on ‘Value’

Deeply Undervalued made his stakes debut a winning one when he rallied in the stretch to win the Grade 2 Commonwealth Derby by a length Sept. 24. The victory resulted in several changes throughout this week’s edition of the American Graded Stakes Standings. The Commonwealth win was the seventh graded stakes victory of the year […]

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Tepin holds off Tower of Texas (rail) and Mutakayyaf to win the Ricoh Woodbine Mile
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Stars Of The North

Woodbine Race Course took center stage over the weekend as the track played host to six graded stakes races, four of which offered automatic Breeders’ Cup berths. Of all the talented horses that competed at Woodbine, by far the biggest name on the marquee belonged to Tepin, the ‘Queen of the Turf’. The champion mare […]

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Da Big Hoss eclipses course record in Connally Turf Cup
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Big Move For Da Big Hoss

Skychai Racing’s Da Big Hoss continued his winning ways when he rallied from far back to win the G3 Kentucky Turf Cup Sept. 10. It was the fourth consecutive graded stakes win for the 5-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid, and it moved him into tie for third on the American Graded Stakes Standings list […]

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Sweet Loretta (Tapit) and jockey Javier Castellano and Pretty City Dancer (Tapit) and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. dead-heat to win the Spinaway (Gr I)
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit On Fire

Labor Day weekend provided a plethora of graded stakes races around the country, with 15 of them run coast-to-coast from Friday through Monday. During that four-day period, Tapit once again demonstrated why he is the leading sire in North America and why he remains securely on top of the American Graded Stakes Standings sire list. […]

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Haveyougoneaway notched her first Grade 1 win in Saratoga's Ballerina Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: No Turning Back For Haveyougoneaway

Haveyougoneaway placed herself squarely among the contenders for the Eclipse Award for champion female sprinter with her determined half-length victory in the G1 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga. The Ballerina was the first G1 win for the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, and capped a three-race winning streak. Haveyougoneaway entered the Ballerina off a gritty neck win […]

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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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