Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Hot Brown

Trainer Chad Brown has picked up where he left off in 2015, when he sent out 23 individual graded stakes winners. Just six weeks into the new year, Brown has already saddled four graded stakes winners, which places him at the top of the American Graded Stakes Standings trainer list. Gulfstream Park, Brown’s winter base, […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Several Barns Lay Claim To Top Juvenile Form

The Experimental Free Handicap was released last week, and it’s interesting to see how the juveniles on the list compare with how their connections fared in graded stakes races last year. Unlike the previous two years in which trainer Todd Pletcher was the clear leader, in 2015 he was one of four trainers who saddled […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bluegrass State Shines In 2015

Kentucky-breds once again had a banner year in 2015 as they led the way among winners of North American Graded Stakes and Grade 1 winners. Compared with the previous year, the Bluegrass State was far ahead of other locales in producing horses that won at the highest level. For 2015, there were a total of […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Leading Broodmare Sires

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a look at the leaders of different divisions of the American Graded Stakes Standings of 2015. This week, the focus is on broodmare sires. The stallions that ranked among the top five broodmare sires of AGS winners are familiar names, although a few may come as a […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit On Top

It began as a somewhat close race earlier in the year, but by the end of 2015, Gainesway Farm’s Tapit moved clear of Medaglia d’Oro to claim the top spot on the American Graded Stakes Standings sire list. The 15-year-old stallion led the Blood-Horse general sire list with runners that earned just over $18 million, […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bang For The Buck

Multiple graded stakes winner Discreet Marq claimed a unique title in 2015 – she became the highest-priced horse to sell at auction that went on to win a graded stakes race. The daughter of Discreet Cat was purchased for $2,400,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November sale, and was kept in training by her new owner, […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Very ‘Happy’ New Year

Racing returned to Santa Anita Dec. 26 as the Great Race Place opened its winter/spring meet. The day was highlighted with a flurry of graded stakes action, which included the last two Grade 1 races of the year – the La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and the Malibu Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings. […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Reel’-ing In The Wins

Highland Reel notched his second Grade/Group 1 race of the year Sunday when he captured the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin. In August, the globetrotting son of Galileo found the winner’s circle when taking the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park. The colt’s success at Arlington Park has given co-owner Michael Tabor five graded stakes […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Debating The Eclipse Awards

Although there are still a few weeks left in the year, the bulk of the major stakes races are in the books. As is the case every year, the results of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships hold plenty of weight in deciding Eclipse Award honors, so some categories appear to be wrapped up. But there […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Down To The Wire

With just a few weeks left in the 2015 racing season, things are pretty tight in several categories of the American Graded Stakes Standings. Most North American graded stakes victories is not among them. Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner American Pharoah has that distinction locked up with his seven graded stakes scores (six […]

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