Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Quality Road Triple

by | 06.15.2018 | 4:27pm
L-R, Ogden Phipps winner Abel Tasman, Manhattan winner Spring Quality and Honeymoon winner Paved (photos by NYRA/Chelsea Durand, Eric Kalet, Benoit)

Lost in the hoopla of Justify's Triple Crown triumph last weekend was another triple of sorts as the Lane's End stallion Quality Road sired three American Graded Stakes winners on June 9 – two of them G1 on the Belmont Stakes program at Belmont Park. Quality Road also sired two non-graded winners last weekend, raising his total for the year to 10 black type winners and seven AGS winners to lead all North American sires. Four of the seven AGS winners have won G1 races.

Abel Tasman, the Eclipse Award winner as champion 3-year-old filly of 2017, got the ball rolling for the Elusive Quality stallion with her overpowering victory in the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes. It was the 2017 G1 Kentucky Oaks winner's first win since last year's G1 CCA Oaks.

Next up for Quality Road was Spring Quality, who won the Manhattan Stakes in an 18-1 upset for his first career G1 victory and sixth win overall in 11 starts.

Both Abel Tasman and Spring Quality were produced from mares by Canadian Horse of the Year and U.S. champion 2-year-old Deputy Minister, a grandson of Northern Dancer foaled in 1979.

The third AGS winner for Quality Rode on June 9 was Paved, who was winning her first graded stakes in the G2 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old filly was produced from a Cozzene mare.

Quality Road, a G1 winner at 3 (Florida Derby) and multiple G1 winner at 4 (Donn, Met Mile and Woodward), has had five crops to race with 27 black type winners, 18 of which won graded/group stakes.

Bred and raced by the late Ned Evans, Quality Road entered stud at Lane's End in 2011 with a live foal fee of $35,000, which dropped to $25,000 in his third and fourth years, then jumped back to $35,000 for 2015-'17. That fee doubled to $70,000 in 2018. Quality Road was produced from a mare by the Australian-bred Strawberry Road.

Quality Road's two other G1 winners this year are Triple Bend winner City of Light and La Troienne winner Salty.

Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company     
RankSale CompanyWins
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale      
1Keeneland Sept.58
2Keeneland Nov.18
3OBS March11
4FT May7
FT October7
6FT Florida6
Kee January6
8FT Saratoga5
9OBS April4
10FT July3
FT 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 Stud6
4Eaton Sales5
Four 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)
2Tapit 5 (7)
Uncle Mo5 (6)
Curlin5 (5)
5Blame4 (7)
Into Mischief4 (5)
Distorted Humor 4 (4)
Street Sense4 (4)
9Candy Ride 3 (3)
Ghostzapper3 (4)
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 Farm5 (5)
2John Gunther4 (7)
Stonestreet4 (4)
4Claiborne Farm3 (5)
Spendthrift Farm3 (4)
6Adena Springs2 (4)
Calumet Farm2 (2)
Sarah Farish2 (2)
Charles Fipke2 (3)
Godolphin2 (2)
Haymarket Farm2 (2)
KatieRich Farms2 (2)
John Liviakis2 (2)
Ramona Bass2 (3)
SNC Regnier & San Gabriel Inv2 (2)
T/C Stable2 (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)
Mark Casse6 (6)
5Mike Maker5 (5)
Brad Cox5 (8)
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)
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse     
Midnight Bisou3
Monomoy Girl3
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 Ortiz15
2Irad Ortiz Jr.13
3Mike Smith12
4Javier Castellano11
5Flavien Prat10
6John Velazquez9
7Luis Saez8
8Julien Leparoux7
Florent Geroux7
Ricardo Santana Jr.7
11Tyler Baze6
Joe Bravo6
Kent Desormeaux6
Victor Espinoza6
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