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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Calumet, Stonestreet Battle For Dominance Among Breeders

Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings has had a firm grasp of the top spot in the American Graded Stakes Standings by graded winners since March, and it remains on top at the close of July. For the first time, though, the operation of Barbara Banke has some company at the summit. Channel Cat’s front-running score in the […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Trio Of Win Machines Highlight First Half Of 2019

Half of the 2019 racing calendar is in the rear-view mirror, and the race for Horse of the Year is tight, but there are certainly front-runners. The quality of graded stakes wins is just as important as the quantity, of course, but three horses have been unstoppable at racing’s highest levels through the end of […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Curlin Climbs To The Top

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes rightfully dominate headlines every May, but the sons and daughters of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ Curlin put in quality work during the month, not only rocketing their sire to the top of his division in the American Graded Stakes Standings but giving him a comfortable lead. Curlin had five […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Castellano’s Big Keeneland Meet Takes Him To The Top

It never hurts to get hot in April. Going strong in the fourth month on the calendar means gaining momentum going into Triple Crown season and winning some of the most notable races of the year. Chances are, it also means doing well at Keeneland’s prestigious spring meet. For jockey Javier Castellano, it meant all […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Brown, Ortiz Surge Ahead

The defending Eclipse Award winners for champion trainer and jockey took big steps in defending those titles in the month of March, vaulting themselves to the top of their respective divisions by North American graded stakes wins. Chad Brown bagged five graded wins last month to take a firm command of the trainer standings, while […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Takes Command

Following a relatively even-spread January, February’s graded stakes calendar saw assertive performances by the leaders of several divisions to gain separation against their peers, including a surge to the top of the sire standings by Gainesway’s cornerstone resident Tapit. Tapit doubled both his graded stakes winners and wins in February from two to four, vaulting […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Narrow Races For Top Consignor, Breeder, Sire In Final 2018 Rankings

The 2018 racing calendar featured a run of dominant individual performances in graded stakes races, but several of the industry’s core positions saw tight finishes in compiled graded wins as the year came to a close, especially in the bloodstock realm. The races for top consignor and breeder by number of graded winners in 2018 […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Lane’s End Stands Out After Breeders’ Cup

The results of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships earlier this month at Churchill Downs proved favorable for the Versailles, Ky.-based Lane’s End operation, with two of its incoming stallions winning races – Accelerate in the Classic and City of Light in the Dirt Mile. However, the overall balance sheet of graded stakes results with one […]

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Stormy’s Song Sells For $102,000 To Headline Wednesday At Keeneland November Sale

Stormy’s Song, a winning filly by Unbridled’s Song, brought $102,000 from Army Mule Partnership to top Wednesday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. During this 10th session of the 12-day sale, 237 horses grossed $2,903,800 for an average of $12,252 and a median of $7,000. There are no comparable figures from 2017. Cumulatively, 2,286 […]

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Substantial Gains Continue On Day 11 Of Keeneland September Sale

A filly by Mucho Macho Man sold for $170,000 to lead Friday’s 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which realized another session of tremendous growth in gross, average and median. Keeneland sold 287 yearlings Friday for a total of $5,313,000, a 151.57 percent increase from the 11th session last year when 159 horses brought $2,111,900. The average of $18,512 […]

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