American Graded Stakes Standings

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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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Hey, Hey, Paula

Paulassilverlining earned her first Grade 1 victory when she held off Constellation to win the Madison Stakes by a neck last Saturday at Keeneland. The victory improved the 5-year-old mare’s record to nine wins, four seconds, and three third-place finishes in 19 starts. Paulassilverlining became the fourth graded stakes winner this year for her sire, […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Salty’s Sweet Win

The Mark Casse-trained Salty made the leap from maiden winner to graded stakes winner when she swept to the lead in the stretch and pulled away for a 4 ¼-length victory in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks April 1. Not only did the promising 3-year-old filly likely stamp her ticket to the G1 Kentucky […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Making His Mark

Several former assistants to trainer D. Wayne Lukas have found high levels of success after striking out on their own, most notably names like Todd Pletcher, Kiaran McLaughlin, and Dallas Stewart. Mike Maker also fits squarely in that group and is becoming more well-known as his accomplishments have continued to grow. Last weekend, Maker saddled […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Finding Dori

Vale Dori earned her fifth straight victory – and fourth straight graded stakes win – when she put away champion Finest City in the stretch and captured the G1 Santa Margarita Stakes by 1 ½ lengths. The Santa Margarita marked the 5-year-old mare’s first North American Grade 1 win and kept her undefeated in three […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Ghost ‘Capper

Shaman Ghost reeled in frontrunner Midnight Storm in the stretch to win the G1 Santa Anita Handicap by three-quarters of a length March 11. The win improved Shaman Ghost’s record to seven victories in 15 career starts and pushed his earnings to more than $3.5 million. Shaman Ghost became the third graded stakes winner this […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Pretty (Dar)N Cool

Pretty N Cool showed no signs of rust when she powered away in the stretch to win the Grade 3 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita. It was the first race in six months for the 4-year-old Scat Daddy filly, who improved her record to five wins in 11 career starts. Pretty N Cool’s Las […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Juddmonte Earns High Honors

Honorable Duty scored high marks in his 5-year-old debut when he held off both International Star and Dazzling Gem to win the G3 Mineshaft Stakes by a half-length Feb. 25. The Mineshaft was the first graded stakes victory for the son of Distorted Humor, who now boasts a record of five wins in 11 career […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Be Like Mike

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith had a tremendous 2016, scoring 22 graded stakes wins and earning more than $13 million in purses. Smith has picked up where he left off and has notched graded stakes wins on both coasts in 2017. Less than two months into the new year, Smith has already won eight […]

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