Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Calumet, Stonestreet Battle For Dominance Among Breeders

by | 08.02.2019 | 11:52am
Channel Cat and Luis Saez win the Bowling Green

Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings has had a firm grasp of the top spot in the American Graded Stakes Standings by graded winners since March, and it remains on top at the close of July. For the first time, though, the operation of Barbara Banke has some company at the summit.

Channel Cat's front-running score in the Grade 2 Bowling Green Stakes on July 27 at Saratoga gave Calumet Farm its fifth individual graded stakes winner of 2019, tying it with Stonestreet. The two farms are also deadlocked at the top by graded wins as breeders, with six.

The Stonestreet-bred runners of 2019 have been led by Owendale, who has racked up wins in the G3 Lexington Stakes and Ohio Derby, in addition to finishing third in the Preakness Stakes.

Champagne Anyone added the G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks to the Stonestreet ledger, while Dream Pauline won the G3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes, Electric Forest took the Doubledogdare Stakes, and Gladiator King won the Hutcheson Stakes. Dream Pauline and Electric Forest ran as homebreds for Banke.

Channel Cat is one of three Calumet homebreds to win graded stakes races this year, joining G3 Arlington Matron Stakes winner Coachwhip and G3 Chick Lang Stakes winner Lexitonian.

The Lexington, Ky., farm also bred Zulu Alpha, who won the G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes and G3 W.L. McKnight Handicap, and Causeforcommotion, who took the G3 Santa Barbara Stakes.

Unbeaten Midnight Bisou took over sole command of the graded standings among equine competitors, notching her fifth graded win of the year in the G3 Molly Pitcher Stakes on July 20 at Monmouth Park.

The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is trained by Steve Asmussen for the partnership of Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables, and Allen Racing. She was bred in Kentucky by Woodford Thoroughbreds, which also consigned the filly at auction. Jockey Mike Smith has ridden the filly in all five of her victories this year.

Graded Stakes Winners by Consignor     
Rank ConsignorWinners (Wins)
1Taylor Made17 (21)
2Lane's End12 (20)
3Gainesway9 (10)
4Eaton Sales6 (9)
5Brookdale Sales4 (6)
Select Sales4 (6)
Wavertree Stables4 (6)
Claiborne Farm4 (4)
Darby Dan Farm4 (4)
Graded Stakes Winners by Breeder     
RankBreederWinners (Wins)
1Calumet Farm5 (6)
Stonestreet5 (6)
3Claiborne Farm3 (5)
Gary & Mary West3 (4)
Godolphin3 (4)
Hertrich & Fielding3 (4)
Ken & Sarah Ramsey3 (4)
Ramona Bass3 (3)
WinStar Farm3 (3)
Graded Stakes Winners by Sire     
RankNameWinners (Wins)
1Curlin9 (11)
2Candy Ride8 (8)
3Tapit7 (9)
4Quality Road5 (7)
Street Sense5 (5)
6Medaglia d'Oro4 (6)
Into Mischief4 (5)
Graded Stakes Winners by Trainer     
RankTrainerWinners (Wins)
1Chad Brown22 (30)
2Todd Pletcher9 (110)
3Steve Asmussen8 (16)
Bill Mott8 (10)
5John Sadler7 (10)
Mark Casse7 (9)
7Mike Maker6 (8)
Brad Cox6 (8)
Richard Baltas6 (6)
Graded Stakes Wins by Jockey     
1Javier Castellano21
2Irad Ortiz, Jr.19
3Jose Ortiz17
4Flavien Prat14
5Luis Saez12
John Velazquez12
7Joel Rosario11
Mike Smith11
9Ricardo Santana Jr.10
10Tyler Gaffalione9
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse     
1Midnight Bisou5
2Bricks and Mortar4
Concrete Rose3
Mr. Money3
Mucho Gusto3
Tiz a Slam3
War of Will3
World of Trouble3
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale      
1Keeneland Sept.106
2Keeneland Nov.17
3OBS April14
4FT MID May12
5OBS March10
6FT Saratoga8
Tattersalls Oct.8
8FT October7
Keeneland Jan.7
10FT Gulfstream6
11Arqana May5
Tattersalls Dec.5
Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company     
RankSale CompanyWins
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