American Graded Stakes Standings

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: More Thoughts On The Eclipse Awards

The Eclipse Award ceremony will be held at Gulfstream Park Thursday, Jan. 25. In last week’s column, we took a brief look at the finalists in both the 2- and 3-year-old divisions. This week we’ll look at the remaining equine categories. Male Sprinter: Finalists are Imperial Hint, Mind Your Biscuits and Roy H. The favorite […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Thoughts On The Eclipse Awards

The finalists for the 2017 Eclipse Awards were announced last week, and while many of the nominees were expected, there did wind up being a few surprises sprinkled throughout the categories. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the divisions this week. 2-Year-Old Male: Finalists – Bolt d’Oro, Good Magic, Solomini. Despite finishing […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Daddy’s Girl

After several near misses during her two seasons of racing, Normandy Farm’s Daddys Lil Darling finally notched her first Grade 1 victory when she held off the late charge of Madam Dancealot to take the American Oaks at Santa Anita last weekend. The 3-year-old filly had a series of runner-up performances in 2018 – most […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: City Of Light Shines For Sire Quality Road

City of Light made his stakes debut a winning one, going wire-to-wire to capture the G1 Malibu Stakes by two lengths at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old Mike McCarthy trainee, who was unraced as a juvenile, has never finished worse than second in five career starts. City of Light became the eleventh individual graded stakes winner […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Lewis Bay Adds To Brown’s Banner Year

Lewis Bay showed no signs of rust when she charged to a 1 ¼-length victory in the Grade 3 Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream Park last weekend. The race marked the first start in 13 months for the 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini, whose last start prior to the Rampart was a second-place finish in the G3 […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Juvenile Winners Add To Baffert’s Bountiful Year

Of the three graded stakes races on the schedule last weekend, two were Grade 1 races for juveniles – and both were won by horses trained by Bob Baffert. The promising colt McKinzie had a little help from the stewards when he was promoted from second to first in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity. Ironically, […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Razor Sharp

The schedule of graded stakes races has become noticeably lighter as the year continues to wind down. There were just five graded stakes scheduled last weekend, with four of the five contested at Aqueduct. The prestigious Cigar Mile was one of the races contested on Saturday, and judging from the high-quality field assembled, it appeared […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Juvenile Enticed Moves Up Godolphin

Enticed earned his first graded stakes victory after edging Tiz Mischief by a stubborn head in the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs last weekend. Not only did the victory result in Enticed earning points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, it also moved Godolphin Racing into the top five on the […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Classical Scat

Only one graded stakes race was contested in North America last weekend, and as a result, there were no changes on any of the charts this week on the American Graded Stakes Standings. Remaining in first on the AGS sire list is the late Scat Daddy, who has sired 10 graded stakes winners in 2017. […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: High ‘Quality’

Spring Quality earned the first graded stakes victory of his career when he turned back the challenge of Call Provision to win the G3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct by a determined half-length. The victory improved the lightly-raced 5-year-old’s record to five wins in nine starts for owner-breeder Augustin Stable. Spring Quality became the ninth […]

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