The June 7 Jaipur Stakes, which was originally carded as a Grade 3 race but was downgraded to listed when it was taken off the Belmont turf course, will not have its grade reinstated for this renewal, according to an article in the Blood-Horse.
The American Graded Stakes Committee's policy states that if a race is scheduled for the turf course but is moved to the main track due to unsuitable turf conditions, the race will be automatically downgraded one level. The committee then reviews the result of the race to determine whether or not to reinstate its grade.
“The Friday, June 7 renewal of the Jaipur Stakes, originally scheduled as a grade III event over the Belmont Park turf course but conducted as a listed race over the main track, should be recorded as a listed race,” the AGSC said in a statement. “The winner of the race is therefore credited with a listed win, and the second- and third-place finishers are credited with listed placings.”
Read more in the Blood-Horse
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