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Tampa Bay: Hillsborough Elevated To Grade 2; Purse Raised To $200K

The Festival Day celebration on March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs will be even grander than anticipated. The Hillsborough Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf, which produced an Eclipse Award champion in 2012 winner Zagora and a top Eclipse Award contender in this year’s winner, Stephanie’s Kitten, has been upgraded to Grade II […]

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TOBA Releases 2016 Graded Stakes List; Saratoga’s Fourstardave Awarded G1 Status

The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association today presented its listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2016, the results of its annual grading session conducted December 2 in Lexington. The Committee reviewed 788 unrestricted U.S. stakes races with a purse of at least $75,000, and assigned Graded […]

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Frank De Francis Memorial Dash Upgraded To Grade 3 Status

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today the prestigious $350,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash has been upgraded to a Grade 3 race for 2016 by the American Graded Stakes Committee. The De Francis, first contested in 1990, has played host to champions Housebuster, Safely Kept and Cherokee Run. The race lost it graded status when […]

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Woodford Stakes Reinstated To Grade 3 Status

Keeneland’s Woodford Stakes, which was taken off the turf and run on the main track Oct. 3, has been reinstated as a Grade 3 race by the American Graded Stakes Committee. The Blood-Horse reports that it is the policy of the American Graded Stakes Committee to automatically downgrade a race that is scheduled for the turf, but has […]

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Charles Town Oaks Elevated to Grade 3 Status for 2014

While the Charles Town Classic (G2) stands as the lucrative centerpiece of the track’s open stakes program, the race will have some company in 2014 as the American Graded Stakes Committee has awarded Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races its second ever graded race with the Charles Town Oaks being designated a Grade 3 for […]

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TOBA Releases 2014 Graded Stakes List

The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association today presented its listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2014, the results of its annual grading session conducted December 4 in Lexington. The Committee reviewed 713 unrestricted U.S. stakes races with a purse of at least $75,000, and assigned Graded […]

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New Minimum Purse Requirements Set for Grade I and Grade II Races in 2014

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s American Graded Stakes Committee (AGSC) announced today new minimum purse requirements for U.S. Grade I and Grade II stakes races in 2014. Minimum purse levels will be increased by $50,000 for both Grade levels to $300,000 for Grade I stakes races and $200,000 for Grade II stakes races.  Minimum […]

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Off-the-Turf Jaipur Remains as Listed Race

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 […]

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Blog: It’s time to downgrade some of our G1s

A recent post on the blog “Breeding Right” suggests that with the decrease in foal crop should come an adjustment in the graded stakes system to keep Grade 1 races as challenging and comparatively rare as they were intended to be. In fact, the author suggests, ten of the current 99 non-Breeders’ Cup Grade 1 […]

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