Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Already A Career Year For Cox

by | 06.23.2018 | 1:43pm
Trainer Brad Cox

Trainer Brad Cox had a big year in 2014. He saddled his first American Graded Stakes winner when Carve won the Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows. It was also the first year since taking out his trainer's license in 2004 that his stable topped the million-dollar mark in earnings, finishing the year with almost $2.4 million won.

In just four years since that first AGS victory, Cox has quickly ascended toward the top of his profession, both in money won by runners in his stable and by winning at the highest level – American Graded Stakes. With two AGS victories at Churchill Downs last Saturday, June 16, Cox moved into a third-place tie with Hall of Famer Bob Baffert in the trainer standings for most AGS winners. Each has seven winners of graded stakes, behind only Chad Brown (14) and Todd Pletcher (11).

That is some heady company for the 38-year-old Cox, a native of Louisville, Ky., who grew up in the shadows of the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs.

His seven AGS winners of 2018 have won 10 graded stakes. After his lone AGS win with Carve in 2014, Cox won five AGS races in 2015 and seven each in 2016 and 2017.

The star of the Cox stable is Monomoy Girl, who's won four AGS races including the G1 trio of the Ashland, Kentucky Oaks and Acorn.  The Ashland victory gave Cox his first career win at the G1 level.

Last weekend's two AGS winners were G2 Wise Dan winner Mr. Misunderstood for Flurry Racing Stables and G3 Regret winner Beyond Blame for owner-breeder Popatop LLC.

With over six months left in the racing year, Cox's career year can only get better.

Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company     
RankSale CompanyWins
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale      
1Keeneland Sept.61
2Keeneland Nov.19
3OBS March12
4FT May7
FT October7
6FT Florida6
Kee January6
8FT Saratoga5
9OBS April4
FT July4
11FT New York3
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale Year     
RankWhen SoldGS Winners
43 and up9
Graded Stakes Winners by Consignor     
Rank ConsignorWinners
1Lane's End9
Taylor Made9
3Denali Stud7
Eaton Sales7
6Four Star Sales5
Wavertree Stables5
8Claiborne Farm4
Select Sales4
10Brookdale Sales3
Crupi's New Castle3
Glennwood Farm3
Legacy Bloodstock3
Penn Sales3
Graded Stakes Winners by Sire     
RankNameWinners (Wins)
1Quality Road7 (8)
2Curlin6 (6)
3Tapit 5 (7)
Uncle Mo5 (6)
Blame5 (8)
6Into Mischief4 (5)
Distorted Humor 4 (4)
Street Sense4 (4)
Candy Ride 4 (4)
Ghostzapper4 (5)
11Creative Cause3 (4)
Kitten's Joy3 (3)
Lookin At Lucky 3 (5)
Macho Uno3 (3)
More Than Ready3 (3)
Scat Daddy3 (6)
Speightstown3 (3)
Street Sense3 (3)
Tizway3 (3)
Graded Stakes Winners by Breeder     
RankBreederWinners (Wins)
1WinStar Farm6 (6)
2John Gunther4 (7)
Stonestreet4 (4)
4Claiborne Farm3 (5)
Spendthrift Farm3 (4)
6Adena Springs2 (4)
Mrs. Jerry Amerman2 (2)
Calumet Farm2 (2)
Sarah Farish2 (2)
Charles Fipke2 (3)
Godolphin2 (2)
Haymarket Farm2 (2)
Brereton Jones2 (3)
KatieRich Farms2 (2)
John Liviakis2 (2)
Ramona Bass2 (3)
SNC Regnier & San Gabriel Inv2 (2)
T/C Stable2 (2)
Waymore2 (2)
Graded Stakes Winners by Owner     
RankOwner(s)Winners (Wins)
1WinStar Farm7 (11)
Madaket Stables7 (8)
China Horse Club7 (12)
4Head of Plains Prtnrs6 (9)
5Gary Barber5 (6)
6Medallion Racing4 (5)
Michael Dubb4 (10)
Bethlehem Stable4 (10)
9R.V. LaPenta3 (3)
Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey3 (3)
SF Racing3 (4)
Graded Stakes Winners by Trainer     
RankTrainerWinners (Wins)
1Chad Brown14 (16)
2Todd Pletcher
11 (15)
3Bob Baffert7 (11)
Brad Cox7 (10)
5Mark Casse6 (6)
6Mike Maker5 (5)
7Steve Asmussen4 (5)
Peter Miller4 (5)
H. Graham Motion4 (6)
Wesley Ward4 (4)
11Richard Baltas3 (3)
Simon Callaghan3 (3)
Phil D'Amato3 (5)
Jerry Hollendorfer3 (5)
Michael McCarthy3 (4)
Kiaran McLaughlin 3 (3)
Doug O'Neill3 (4)
Dale Romans3 (3)
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse     
Monomoy Girl4
Midnight Bisou3
6A Raving Beauty2
Bee Jersey2
Belvoir Bay2
Blended Citizen2
City of Light2
Fourstar Crook2
Heart to Heart2
Hi Happy2
Imperial Hint2
Magnum Moon2
Martini Glass 2
My Boy Jack2
Something Awesome2
Ultra Brat2
Unique Bella2
Graded Stakes Wins by Jockey     
1Jose Ortiz17
2Irad Ortiz Jr.13
3Mike Smith12
4Javier Castellano11
5Flavien Prat10
6John Velazquez9
Florent Geroux9
8Luis Saez8
9Kent Desormeaux7
Julien Leparoux7
Ricardo Santana Jr.7
12Tyler Baze6
Joe Bravo6
Victor Espinoza6
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