Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Taking Flight

by | 06.16.2017 | 10:56am
Songbird takes the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes in her 2016 debut

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 winners which have won a total of eight graded stakes. In addition to Songbird, Hollendorfer has sent out Unique Bella (G2 Santa Ynez, G2 Las Virgenes, G3 Santa Ysabel), Sircat Sally (G3 Providencia, G3 Senorita), It Tiz Well (G3 Honeybee), and G.G. Ryder (G3 All American).

Medaglia d'Oro, the sire of Songbird, also climbed up into the top five of the AGS sire list this week. The son of El Prado is now tied with Ghostzapper for fifth-place – each stallion has four individual graded stakes winners that have captured a total of six graded stakes wins. In addition to Songbird, Medaglia d'Oro is the sire of Dickinson (G1 Jenny Wiley, G3 Suwanee River, G3 Hillsborough), Ever So Clever (G3 Fantasy), and New Money Honey (G3 Wonder Again).

Songbird was one of five stakes winners – four of them graded – that jockey Mike Smith rode on Saturday. The Hall of Famer has 21 graded stakes wins to his credit, placing him in a tie for first with Javier Castellano on the AGS jockey list. Smith's graded stakes winners – in addition to Songbird – were Abel Tasman (G1 Acorn), Mor Spirit (G1 Met Mile), and American Anthem (G2 Woody Stephens).


Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company     
1Keeneland63 (73)
2OBS 25 (29)
3Fasig-Tipton24 (28)
4Tattersalls 3 (4)
5Arqana2 (2)
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale      
1Keeneland Sept.55
2Keeneland Nov.13
3OBS March11
4FTK October9
5OBS April8
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale Year     
Graded Stakes Winners by Consignor     
Rank 3 (4)NameWinners
1Taylor Made6
2Denali Stud5
3Betz T'breds.4
De Meric Sales4
Mill Ridge Sales4
Wavertree Stable4
Graded Stakes Winners by Sire     
1Tapit8 (11)
2Quality Road7 (8)
3Curlin5 (9)
4Candy Ride (Arg)5 (5)
5Ghostzapper4 (6)
Medaglia d'Oro4 (6)
Graded Stakes Winners by Breeder     
1Juddmonte Farms4 (6)
2Live Oak4 (4)
3Darley3 (5)
4Clearsky Farm3 (4)
WinStar Farm3 (4)
Graded Stakes Winners by Owner     
1Juddmonte Farms5 (7)
2Calumet Farm5 (6)
3Head of Plains Partners4 (6)
4Live Oak Stud4 (4)
Sheep Pond Partners4 (4)
Graded Stakes Winners by Trainer     
RankName Winners/Ws
1Chad Brown16 (17)
2Todd Pletcher13 (16)
3Bob Baffert12 (18)
4Mark Casse9 (9)
5Jerry Hollendorfer5 (8)
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse     
1Vale Dori (Arg)4
Unique Bella3
Graded Stakes Wins by Jockey     
1Javier Castellano21
Mike Smith21
3Jose Ortiz16
4Julien Leparoux13
5John Velazquez9
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