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

by | 05.19.2017 | 11:24am
Abel Tasman goes from last to first to win the G1 Kentucky Oaks

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 was the third such win for the China Horse Club, which moved the syndicate into a tie for fourth on the American Graded Stakes Standings owner list. China Horse Club, along with Paul Pompa Jr. and Sheep Pond Partners, each have three individual graded stakes winners which have notched one individual graded stakes win.

Although they are new on the North American racing scene, China Horse Club has already become a major force elsewhere in the world. Many of the Club's horses, at least in North America, are owned in partnership. American Anthem is campaigned in partnership with Head of Plains Partners and SF Racing. China Horse Club owns G3 Southwest Stakes winner One Liner in partnership with WinStar Farm and SF Racing. The Club's first North American G1 winner, Abel Tasman (Kentucky Oaks), is owned in partnership with Clearsky Farm.


Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company     
1Keeneland51 (57)
2OBS 20 (23)
3Fasig-Tipton17 (20)
4Tattersalls 3 (3)
5Arqana2 (2)
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale      
1Keeneland Sept.44
2Keeneland Nov.12
3OBS March8
4OBS April7
5Fasig-Tipton Oct.6
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale Year     
Graded Stakes Winners by Consignor     
Rank 3 (4)NameWinners
1Denali Stud5
Taylor Made5
3Betz T'breds.4
Mill Ridge Sales4
511 Tied3
Graded Stakes Winners by Sire     
1Curlin5 (7)
Tapit5 (7)
3Quality Road5 (5)
4Ghostzapper4 (5)
5Candy Ride (Arg)4 (4)
Scat Daddy4 (4)
Graded Stakes Winners by Breeder     
1Darley3 (5)
Juddmonte Farms3 (5)
3Betz, Kidder, & Blackburn3 (3)
Calumet Farm3 (3)
Clearsky Farm3 (3)
Shadwell3 (3)
Graded Stakes Winners by Owner     
1Calumet Farm5 (5)
2Juddmonte Farms3 (5)
3John C. Oxley3 (4)
4China Horse Club3 (3)
Paul Pompa3 (3)
Sheep Pond Partners3 (3)
Graded Stakes Winners by Trainer     
RankName Winners/Ws
1Todd Pletcher13 (15)
2Chad Brown11 (12)
3Bob Baffert10 (13)
4Mark Casse6 (7)
5Mike Maker5 (6)
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse     
1Vale Dori (Arg)4
Unique Bella3