Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Not All Are Lonely At The Top After Breeders’ Cup

by | 11.11.2019 | 11:10am
November 2, 2019: Belvoir Bay, ridden by Javier Castellano, wins the Breedersí Cup Turf Sprint on Breeders' Cup World Championship Saturday at Santa Anita Park on November 2, 2019: in Arcadia, California. Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM

The Breeders' Cup weekend has a way of swinging the American Graded Stakes Standings in one of two directions: It either throws the rankings into chaos after the right connections get hot over a pair of graded stakes-filled cards, or it confirms the leaders that were in place when the weekend began.

With the 2019 renewal of the Breeders' Cup in the books, it appears the answer is the latter. No divisional leaders were toppled by the world-class card, and many of those on the mountaintop have a more comfortable cushion over their contemporaries than they did a month ago.

However, there were a few categories that became more heated after the Breeders' Cup races were tallied. The yearlong struggle between Stonestreet Farm and Calumet Farm for the leading breeder spot by graded stakes winners is once again at a stalemate, with each posting seven winners of nine graded stakes races in 2019.

Stonestreet Farm made up ground on Calumet in the “breeder” column by winning the Grade 3 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland, then taking the Grade 2 Chilukki Stakes at Churchill Downs with Sally's Curlin.

The race for leading jockey also became much tighter after the Breeders' Cup. Javier Castellano still sits atop the division with 34 wins, but Irad Ortiz Jr. pulled within one win of the leader.

Castellano added two wins at the Breeders' Cup aboard British Idiom in the Juvenile Fillies and Belvoir Bay in the Turf Sprint. Ortiz picked up four wins at the event, taking the Classic on Vino Rosso, the Turf aboard Bricks and Mortar, the Dirt Mile aboard Spun to Run, and the Juvenile Turf Sprint on Four Wheel Drive.

Leading trainer Chad Brown continued to add to his insurmountable advantage in his division in the Breeders' Cup, saddling Turf winner Bricks and Mortar, Mile winner Uni, and Juvenile Turf winner Structor.

Graded Stakes Winners by Consignor     
Rank ConsignorWinners (Wins)
1Taylor Made25 (32)
2Lane's End15 (27)
3Gainesway11 (19)
4Eaton Sales7 (13)
Brookdale Sales7 (10)
6Wavertree Stables6 (8)
7Select Sales5 (7)
Darby Dan Farm5 (5)
Niall Brennan Stables5 (5)
Graded Stakes Winners by Breeder     
RankBreederWinners (Wins)
1Calumet Farm7 (9)
Stonestreet Farm7 (9)
3Godolphin6 (7)
WinStar Farm6 (6)
5Pin Oak Stud4 (7)
Gary & Mary West4 (6)
Adena Springs4 (5)
Graded Stakes Winners by Sire     
RankNameWinners (Wins)
1Curlin11 (15)
2Tapit9 (12)
Candy Ride9 (9)
4Medaglia d'Oro8 (13)
5Into Mischief6 (10)
Street Sense6 (7)
7Quality Road5 (8)
Twirling Candy5 (8)
Ghostzapper5 (7)
More Than Ready5 (7)
Blame5 (6)
Hard Spun5 (6)
Uncle Mo5 (6)
Speightstown5 (5)
Graded Stakes Winners by Trainer     
RankTrainerWinners (Wins)
1Chad Brown31 (51)
2Steve Asmussen12 (24)
3Mark Casse10 (14)
Bob Baffert10 (13)
Todd Pletcher10 (12)
6Bill Mott9 (12)
Phil D'Amato9 (11)
Richard Baltas9 (10)
9Brad Cox8 (14)
John Sadler8 (12)
11Mike Maker7 (10)
Graham Motion7 (7)
13Jerry Hollendorfer6 (12)
Graded Stakes Wins by Jockey     
RankNameWins
1Javier Castellano34
2Irad Ortiz, Jr.33
3Jose Ortiz26
John Velazquez26
5Joel Rosario24
6Flavien Prat21
7Ricardo Santana Jr.16
8Mike Smith15
9Luis Saez14
10Tyler Gaffalione11
Drayden Van Dyke11
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse     
RankHorseWins
1Midnight Bisou7
2Bricks and Mortar6
3Mitole5
Vasilika5
5Cambier Parc4
Code of Honor4
Come Dancing4
Mr. Money4
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale      
RankSaleWinners
1Keeneland Sept.170
2Keeneland Nov.31
3OBS April29
FT MID May18
5OBS March18
6FT Saratoga17
7FT October15
8Keeneland Jan.12
9Tattersalls Oct.11
10FT Gulfstream9
FT July9
Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company     
RankSale CompanyWins
1Keeneland215
2Fasig-Tipton80
3OBS61
4Tattersalls22
5Arqana14
6Barretts9
7Goffs8
8CTHS Ontario4
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