American Graded Stakes Standings

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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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Stamp Of Approval

Curlin’s Approval stamped her ticket to the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with a sharp 4 ½-length victory in the seven-furlong G2 Princess Rooney Stakes. The win in the Princess Rooney was the third graded stakes win this year for Curlin’s Approval, moving her into a tie for second on the American Graded […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Battle Joined

Coming off a third-place finish in the G1 Kentucky Derby last month, Battle of Midway had been signaling that he could be a force within the 3-year-old colt division in the coming months. The Smart Strike colt had been Grade 1-placed prior to the Derby, finishing second to Gormley in the Santa Anita Derby in […]

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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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