Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Taylor Made, Calumet Head Into Fall On Top

by | 09.13.2019 | 12:30pm

With three-quarters of the calendar in the books and the marquee Keeneland September Yearling Sale in progress, Taylor Made Sales Agency and Calumet Farm sit atop their respective divisions as the year's leading consignor and breeder of North American graded stakes winners through the end of August.

Taylor Made, a perennial leader in the sale ring, was represented by 18 individual graded stakes winners as of Aug. 31, leading Lane's End with 14 and Gainesway with nine.

Those 18 Taylor Made graduates have won 23 graded stakes races in 2019, led by three-time graded winner Bellafina. The 3-year-old Quality Road filly has racked up wins this year in the G1 Santa Anita Oaks and the G2 Las Virgenes Stakes and Santa Ynez Stakes after finishing under her reserve with a final bid of $220,000 at the 2017 Keeneland September sale.

Other Taylor Made graduates to put a dent in the 2019 graded stakes calendar include Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress, multiple Grade 1 winner Rushing Fall, G1 Ashland Stakes winner Out For a Spin, G2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes winner Point of Honor, and top sprinter Shancelot.

The most expensive graduate of Taylor Made's graded stakes-winning group is Bast, an Uncle Mo filly sold to Baoma Corp for $500,000 at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale before winning the G1 Del Mar Debutante Stakes.

After finishing the month of July tied with Stonestreet Farm as the leading breeder by graded stakes winners, Calumet Farm shook loose in August when English Bee's G3 Virginia Derby score gave Calumet a 6-5 advantage. Pin Oak Stud, Adena Springs, and Gary and Mary West are each tied for third with four winners.

The leader among the Calumet-bred contingent is Zulu Alpha, a son of Street Cry who has taken the G2 Mac Dirmida Stakes and G3 W.L. McKnight Stakes this year for owner Michael Hui.

English Bee is one of two graded stakes-winning homebreds for Calumet Farm by the farm's star stallion English Channel, joining G2 Bowling Green Handicap winner Channel Cat. Leading turf sire Kitten's Joy is the broodmare sire of both horses. English Channel finished August tied for seventh among sires by graded winners, with four.

Graded Stakes Winners by Consignor     
Rank ConsignorWinners (Wins)
1Taylor Made18 (23)
2Lane's End14 (25)
3Gainesway9 (13)
4Eaton Sales6 (10)
5Wavertree Stables5 (7)
Niall Brennan Stables5 (5)
7Brookdale Sales4 (6)
Denali Stud4 (6)
Select Sales4 (6)
Claiborne Farm4 (4)
Darby Dan Farm4 (4)
Graded Stakes Winners by Breeder     
RankBreederWinners (Wins)
1Calumet Farm6 (7)
2Stonestreet5 (6)
3Pin Oak Stud4 (6)
Adena Springs4 (6)
Gary & Mary West4 (5)
6Claiborne Farm3 (5)
Flaxman Holdings3 (5)
Godolphin3 (4)
Hertrich & Fielding3 (4)
Ken & Sarah Ramsey3 (4)
Graded Stakes Winners by Sire     
RankNameWinners (Wins)
1Curlin9 (11)
2Tapit8 (11)
3Candy Ride8 (8)
4Medaglia d'Oro7 (10)
5Quality Road5 (8)
Street Sense5 (6)
7Twirling Candy4 (7)
Into Mischief4 (6)
English Channel4 (5)
Hard Spun4 (4)
Uncle Mo4 (4)
Graded Stakes Winners by Trainer     
RankTrainerWinners (Wins)
1Chad Brown26 (41)
2Mark Casse9 (11)
Bill Mott9 (11)
Todd Pletcher9 (10)
5Steve Asmussen8 (17)
John Sadler8 (12)
Bob Baffert8 (11)
8Brad Cox6 (9)
Mike Maker6 (8)
Richard Baltas6 (6)
Graham Motion6 (6)
Graded Stakes Wins by Jockey     
1Javier Castellano27
2Irad Ortiz, Jr.22
3Jose Ortiz18
John Velazquez18
5Flavien Prat17
6Luis Saez13
Joel Rosario13
Mike Smith13
9Ricardo Santana Jr.12
10Tyler Gaffalione10
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse     
1Midnight Bisou6
2Bricks and Mortar5
Mr. Money4
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale      
1Keeneland Sept.126
2Keeneland Nov.19
3OBS April18
4FT MID May14
5OBS March13
6FT October10
FT Saratoga10
8Tattersalls Oct.9
Keeneland Jan.8
10FT Gulfstream6
FT July6
Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company     
RankSale CompanyWins
8CTHS Ontario4
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