American Graded Stakes Standings

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Muy Bien, Faypien

Faypien earned her first graded stakes victory when she battled to a head victory in the Grade 2 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. The victory provided her sire, Ghostzapper, with his fifth individual graded stakes winner this year – moving him into fourth-place on the American Graded Stakes Standings sire list. Ghostzapper, like Curlin and […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Taking Flight

Songbird made a victorious return to the races on Saturday when she cruised to a one-length victory in the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park. Songbird’s win moved her Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer into fifth on the American Graded Stakes Standings trainers list this week. Hollendorfer has saddled five individual graded stakes […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Simply Grand

Grand Jete earned her first graded stakes victory in her first attempt when she charged to the lead and proceeded to pull away in the stretch to win the G3 Eatontown Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths at Monmouth Park June 3. Victory in the Eatontown kept the 4-year-old daughter of Dansili undefeated in two starts […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Souper Trooper

Souper Tapit earned his first graded stakes victory when he took command at the top of the Woodbine homestretch and cruised to a two-length victory in the G3 Marine Stakes May 28. The 3-year-old son of Tapit, who improved his record to two wins from four starts, races as a homebred for Live Oak Stud. […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Rising ‘Approval’

World Approval remained undefeated in two starts this year when he rallied from off the pace to win the G2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico May 20. The 5-year-old gelding provided his owner, Live Oak Plantation, with its third graded stakes winner of the year, which moves them into a tie for fourth on the American […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Ready, Willing And ‘Abel’

After a disappointing attempt at going two turns in the G1 Santa Anita Derby, the Bob Baffert-trained American Anthem appreciated the cut back to seven furlongs as he powered to a 1 3/4-length victory in the G3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes last weekend. Not only was it the first graded stakes win for American Anthem, it […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Connect’-ing The Dots

Connect made his 2017 debut a winning one with a dominating performance to take the G3 Westchester Stakes at Belmont Park. The Westchester victory was the third straight graded stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Curlin, dating back to last fall. Not only did the win signal that Connect will be a force in […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Calumet Filly Is All ‘Business’

Quiet Business took command in the stretch and posted a one-length victory in the G3 Bewitch Stakes April 28, the closing-day feature at Keeneland. The victory was the first graded stakes win for the 4-year-old Quiet American filly, who now has won three of 11 lifetime starts. Quiet Business provided her owner, Calumet Farm, with […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Building ‘Mo’-Mentum

Unbridled Mo held off the late charge of Power of Snunner to win the G3 Doubledogdare Stakes at Keeneland April 21. The race marked the second graded stakes victory of the year for the 4-year-old filly, who captured the G3 Houston Ladies Classic earlier this year. Unbridled Mo’s Keeneland win helped move her sire, Uncle […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Force Awakens

Juvenile champion Classic Empire put to rest any concerns about making the Kentucky Derby field when he charged to a half-length victory in the G1 Arkansas Derby April 15. Not only did the son of Pioneerof The Nile allay any fears about his physical or mental fitness, he also signaled that he will be a […]

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