Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: City Of Light Shines For Sire Quality Road

by | 12.29.2017 | 11:27am
City of Light and jockey Drayden Van Dyke win the Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes

City of Light made his stakes debut a winning one, going wire-to-wire to capture the G1 Malibu Stakes by two lengths at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old Mike McCarthy trainee, who was unraced as a juvenile, has never finished worse than second in five career starts.

City of Light became the eleventh individual graded stakes winner this year for his sire, Quality Road, whose offspring have captured a total of 13 graded stakes wins. As a result, Quality Road moves into first place on this week's American Graded Stakes Standings.

Quality Road has had an outstanding year in 2017. Not only has the stallion sired 11 graded stakes winners, but three of them are Grade 1 winners – Abel Tasman (G1 Kentucky Oaks, G1 Acorn, G1 Coaching Club American Oaks), Caledonia Road (G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies) and City of Light. Both Abel Tasman and Caledonia Road are likely to earn Eclipse Award honors this year.

In addition to his three G1 winners, Quality Road is the sire of High Ridge Road (G2 Barbara Fritchie), Illuminant (G2 Monrovia), Salty (G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks), Road to Victory (G2 Golden Rod), Cowboy Culture (G3 Arlington Classic), Guest Suite (G3 LeComte), Spring Quality (G3 Red Smith) and Long Haul Bay (G3 Bay Shore).

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Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company     
RankNameWins
1Keeneland145 (170)
2Fasig-Tipton59 (69)
3OBS52 (57)
4Tattersalls8 (11)
5Goffs8 (10)
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale      
RankNameWinners
1Keeneland Sept.116
2Keeneland Nov.40
3OBS March21
4FTK October18
5FT August16
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale Year     
RankNameSales
1Yearling206
22-Year-Old74
3Weanling36
44-Year-Old12
53-Year-Old7
Graded Stakes Winners by Consignor     
Rank 3 (4)NameWinners
1Taylor Made19
2Lane's End12
3Eaton Sales9
4Gainesway8
Wavertree Stable8
Graded Stakes Winners by Sire     
RankNameWinners/Ws
1Quality Road11 (13)
2Scat Daddy11 (11)
3Medaglia d'Oro10 (17)
Tapit10 (17)
5Curlin8 (14)
Malibu Moon8 (14)
Graded Stakes Winners by Breeder     
RankNameWinners/Ws
1WinStar Farm7 (10)
2Juddmonte Farms6 (9)
3Darley6 (8)
4Live Oak4 (8)
5Clearsky Farms4 (6)
Graded Stakes Winners by Owner     
RankNameWinners/Ws
1Head of Plains Partners11 (16)
2Gary Barber7 (9)
Godolphin Racing7 (9)
WinStar Farm7 (9)
5Sheep Pond Partners6 (10)
Graded Stakes Winners by Trainer     
RankName Winners/Ws
1Chad Brown35 (47)
2Todd Pletcher20 (24)
3Bob Baffert18 (30)
4Mark Casse18 (26)
5Graham Motion11 (12)
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse     
RankNameWins
1Gun Runner5
Unique Bella5
3Sharp Azteca4
Vale Dori (Arg)4
World Approval4