American Graded Stakes Standings

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Maker, Leparoux Find Success At Kentucky Downs

The graded stakes action was on the light side last weekend, with only four graded stakes contested. Despite the light schedule, there were still a couple of notable changes on this week’s American Graded Stakes Standings charts. Kentucky Downs offered three graded stakes last Saturday, and horses trained by Mike Maker captured two of them […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bolt From The Blue

There had been plenty of pre-race buzz about Bolt d’Oro going into the G1 Del Mar Futurity, even though the 2-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro only had one lifetime start – albeit a winning one – to his credit going into the race. Regardless of his lack of racing experience, the colt lived up to […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Lady Is A Champ

Lady Eli earned her third graded stakes win of the year when she charged to a 1 ½-length victory in the G2 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa Stakes at Saratoga. The Ballston Spa was the second stakes win of the 2017 Saratoga meet for Lady Eli; she captured the G1 Diana Stakes on opening weekend. Lady […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Calm, Cool And Collected

Collected notched his first Grade 1 victory in a big way when he held off champion Arrogate by a half-length to win the G1 TVG Pacific Classic. Collected is undefeated in four starts this year, all of them stakes races. The Pacific Classic was the colt’s third graded stakes win this season, moving him onto […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Award-Winning Performance

Oscar Performance continued his dominance of the 3-year-old turf division with yet another powerful display in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park. The son of Kitten’s Joy took command in the stretch and pulled away for a 2 ¼-length victory. The Secretariat victory was the ridgling’s third graded stakes win of the year, […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Building Blocks

Bricks and Mortar earned his first graded stakes victory when he captured the G2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 4. The win not only kept the son of Giant’s Causeway perfect in four career starts, but it also provided owners Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence with their fifth graded […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: At The Head Of Their Class

Good Samaritan made his first start on dirt a successful one as swept from last to first in the stretch to win the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes by 4 ¾ lengths July 29. The impressive victory thrust the son of Harlan’s Holiday squarely into the already murky 3-year-old colt picture. The win also places each of […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Silver Streak

Paulassilverlining continued her domination of the female sprint division with a determined neck victory in the G2 Honorable Miss Stakes at Saratoga. The win kept the daughter of Ghostzapper undefeated in three starts this year, and improved her overall record to 11 wins in 21 starts. In addition to the Honorable Miss, Paulassilverlining has scored […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Hitting The Right Notes

Overture earned her first graded stakes win when she went gate-to-wire in winning the G3 Indiana Oaks. While the Oaks was just the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Congrats, it was the 17th of the year for her jockey, Julien Leparoux. That places Leparoux in a tie for third with Jose […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Gravy Train

Mind Your Biscuits returned to the winner’s circle with a decisive 3 ½-length score in the G2 Belmont Sprint Championship last Saturday. Not only did the win strengthen the colt’s position at the top of the sprint division in North America, it also moved Head of Plains Partners into a tie for second on the […]

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