|Date||Race Track||Horse Race||Grade||Purse||Age/Sex||Distance||Jul 1||Woodbine||Dominion Day Stakes||III||$150,000||3&up||10f AW|
|Jul 3||Monmouth||Molly Pitcher Stakes||III||$150,000||3&up f/m||8.5f|
|Jul 4||Belmont Park||Belmont Derby Invitational||I||$1,250,000||3yo||10f T|
|Jul 4||Belmont Park||Belmont Oaks Invitational||I||$1,000,000||3yo f||10f T|
|Jul 4||Belmont Park||Belmont Sprint Championship||III||$400,000||3&up||7f|
|Jul 4||Belmont Park||Dwyer Stakes||III||$500,000||3yo||8f|
|Jul 4||Belmont Park||Suburban Handicap||II||$500,000||4&up||10f|
|Jul 4||Belmont Park||Victory Ride Stakes||III||$150,000||3yo f||6.5f|
|Jul 5||Woodbine||Queen's Plate Stakes||NG||$1,000,000||3yo||10f|
|Jul 5||Gulfstream||Azalea Stakes||III||$150,000||3yo||7f|
|Jul 5||Gulfstream||Carry Back Stakes||III||$150,000||3yo f||7f|
|Jul 5||Gulfstream||Princess Rooney Handicap||II||$250,000||3&up f/m||6f|
|Jul 5||Gulfstream||Smile Sprint Handicap||II||$250,000||3&up||6f|
|Jul 5||Monmouth||Salvator Mile Stakes||III||$150,000||3&up||8f|
|Jul 5||Monmouth||United Nations Stakes||I||$500,000||3&up||11f T|
|Jul 5||Woodbine||Dance Smartly Stakes||II||$200,000||3&up f/m||9f T|
|Jul 5||Woodbine||Highlander Stakes||II||$200,000||3&up||6f T|
|Jul 5||Woodbine||Singspiel Stakes||III||$150,000||3&up||12f T|
|Jul 7||Parx Racing||Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap||III||$200,000||3&up f/m||8.5f T|
|Jul 11||Arlington Park||American Derby||III||$150,000||3yo||9f T|
|Jul 11||Arlington Park||Arlington Handicap||III||$150,000||3&up||9.5f T|
|Jul 11||Arlington Park||Modesty Handicap||III||$150,000||3&up f/m||9.5f T|
|Jul 11||Arlington Park||Stars and Stripes||III||$100,000||3&up||12f T|
|Jul 11||Delaware Park||Delaware Oaks||III||$300,000||3yo f||8.5f|
|Jul 11||Delaware Park||Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes||III||$200,000||3&up f/m||11f T|
|Jul 11||Parx Racing||Parx Dash||III||$200,000||3&up||5f T|
|Graded Stakes Race Results|
A graded stakes race is a term applied by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to thoroughbred horse races in the United States and Canada to describe races that derive their name from the stake, or entry fee, owners must pay. These fees, to which the track adds an additional amount, constitute the total amount from which prize money is paid to the first, second, third, and usually fourth place finishers. There are three different levels of stakes races, the top ranking, and therefore purse, being a Grade I Stakes. They are higher-class races for bigger prizes and often involve competitors that belong to the same gender, age and class. These races may, though, be "weight-for-age", with weights adjusted only according to age, and also there are 'set weights' where all horses carry the same weight. Furthermore, there are "conditions" races, in which horses carry weights that are set by conditions, such as having won a certain number of races, or races of a certain value.
The American Graded Stakes Committee uses as part of its criteria for the grading:
In the United States and Canada, a graded race can be dormant for one year without losing its grade. Also, as long as the race meets these requirements, the Committee grades on the overall quality of the previous fields and the performance of horses in the previous fields in stakes both prior to and after the race. For example: if the winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic raced in the Santa Anita Handicap then the race would almost certainly be a Grade One.
The purpose of the American Graded Stakes Committee is to provide owners and breeders of Thoroughbred horses a reliable guide to the relative quality of Thoroughbred bloodstock by identifying those U.S. races whose recent renewals have consistently attracted the highest quality competition. The Committee meets annually to evaluate and affirm the relative quality of these races, and issues its collective opinion in the form of ranked Grades: Grade I, Grade II, and Grade III, with Grade I being the highest. Horses winning these graded races may reliably be considered as superior racing stock, and the breeding stock producing them as superior breeding stock.
The grading of races began as a TOBA project in 1973, primarily at the request of European authorities anxious that North America have a method, similar to their Pattern race system implemented in 1972, for identifying the highest quality black-type events. In January, 1974, The Blood-Horse published the first list of 330 North American Graded Stakes. This list was immediately incorporated into Weatherby's Pattern Race book for the English Jockey Club; Fasig-Tipton Co. incorporated North American grades in its catalogues in 1975; Keeneland Association followed suit in 1976; the Daily Racing Form adopted grade-listings in 1978.
In 1981 international auction houses and national breeders organizations and racing authorities formed the International Cataloguing Standards Committee "to achieve uniformity of cataloguing standards throughout the world," recognizing the TOBA North American Graded Stakes Committee as the grading authority for North American races. (In 1998, Canadian authorities received ICSC authority to grade Canadian races independently, and the TOBA Committee became the American Graded Stakes Committee.)
Broad acceptance of the graded stakes system allows its potential use for promotional and other purposes. Racetracks may benefit from having their races graded, just as a graded win may increase a racehorse's value. While the Committee recognizes that individuals and organizations may utilize grading for purposes beyond the Committee's own, such uses play no role in the grading process. As was true at the beginning of the grading project in 1973, the Committee's aim is to identify and assess those races which over a stated period have attracted the highest importance and quality of field - quality herein defined in terms of the relative of excellence of participating horses.
Despite the European connection to the origin of grading races and the international application of U.S. grades, it must be kept in mind that our racing differs fundamentally from racing in other countries: in most countries, stakes events are set forth by a central authority, and changes to major fixtures are made under the aegis of a central governing body. U.S. racing, however, is de-centralized, and no such uniform control can exist. U.S. racing and stakes programs are dynamic products of regulatory, contractual, and competitive conditions in many local and regional environments. The U.S. grading system is designed to accommodate the flexibility and dynamism of U.S. racing; a grading system that could not quickly respond to our ever-changing conditions would never be appropriate in our country. Judgment and flexibility thus must always be a part of the system.
|Race Tracks||Time (EST)|
|Arapahoe Park||3:00 PM|
|Assiniboia Downs||7:00 PM|
|Australia A||10:01 PM|
|Australia B||10:28 PM|
|Australia C||10:46 PM|
|Balmoral Park||8:10 PM|
|Bangor Raceway||6:00 PM|
|Belmont Park||12:30 PM|
|Belterra Park||1:45 PM|
|Bluffs Run Mat||4:00 PM|
|Buffalo Raceway||6:35 PM|
|Century Downs||4:00 PM|
|Daytona Beach Eve||7:25 PM|
|Daytona Beach Mat||1:05 PM|
|Delaware Park||1:15 PM|
|Delta Downs||7:15 PM|
|Ellis Park||12:50 PM|
|Emerald Downs||5:02 PM|
|Evangeline Downs||6:40 PM|
|Fairmount Park||2:00 PM|
|Finger Lakes||1:10 PM|
|Georgian Downs||7:15 PM|
|Gulf Mat||1:30 PM|
|Gulfstream Tropical||12:45 PM|
|Hazel Park||7:30 PM|
|Iowa Greyhound Park Mat||2:00 PM|
|Jacksonville Eve||7:45 PM|
|Jacksonville Mat||12:35 PM|
|Laurel Park||1:30 PM|
|Les Bois||7:30 PM|
|Lone Star Park||6:00 PM|
|Los Alamitos (TB)||5:15 PM|
|Louisiana Downs||4:15 PM|
|Meadowlands (H)||7:15 PM|
|Monmouth Park||12:50 PM|
|Northlands Park (TB)||3:00 PM|
|Palm Beach Eve||7:00 PM|
|Palm Beach Mat||1:00 PM|
|Parx Racing||12:55 PM|
|Penn National||6:00 PM|
|Pocono Downs||6:30 PM|
|Prairie Meadows (TB)||6:00 PM|
|Retama Park||7:45 PM|
|Ruidoso Downs||2:00 PM|
|Sanford Mat||2:15 PM|
|Saratoga Harness||6:45 PM|
|Scarborough Downs||4:30 PM|
|Scioto Downs||2:00 PM|
|Southland Eve||8:30 PM|
|Southland Mat||2:00 PM|
|SunRay Park||3:30 PM|
|Tioga Downs||6:15 PM|
|Tri-State Twi||5:00 PM|
|Tucson Greyhound Eve||10:15 PM|
|Vernon Downs||6:45 PM|
|Wheeling Downs Mat||3:00 PM|
|Woodbine (TB)||1:00 PM|
|Yonkers Raceway||7:10 PM|
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Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida will play host to the Grade 2 Smile Sprint Handicap this Sunday, July 5. Horses three years old and upward will be after the winner's share of the $250,000 purse when they take to Gulfstream's dirt track and race six furlongs.
The Grade 2 Highlander Stakes comes our way from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario this Sunday, July 5 as part of the Queen's Plate undercard. Horses three years old and upward will take to the track and dash six furlongs searching for the winner's portion of the $200,000 purse.
The Grade 1 United Nations Stakes takes place at Monmouth Park on the Jersey shore on Sunday, July 5. Horses three years old and upward will be featured when they go 1 3/8 miles in Monmouth's turf track looking for the winner's portion of the $500,000 purse.
Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario will be the scene of the most prestigious horse race on Canadian soil on Sunday, July 5 when the 156 the edition of the Queen's Plate Stakes is run. A group of three year olds, foaled in Canada will be featured when they take to Woodbine's All Weather Track and go 1 1/4 miles searching for the winner's portion of the generous $1 million purse.
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Belmont Park in Elmont, New York will be the scene of the Grade 1 Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday, July 4. A group of three year olds will be after the winner's share of the lucrative $1.25 million purse when they line up and go 1 1/4 miles on Belmont Park's turf track.
Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario will play host to the Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes this Wednesday, July 1. Horses three years old and upward will be featured as they go 1 1/4 miles on Woodbine's All Weather Track in search of the winner's share of the $150,000 purse.
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The Grade 1 Triple Bend Stakes will be run this Saturday, June 27 from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California this Saturday, June 26. Horses three years old and upward will be featured as they line up on Santa Anita's dirt track and go seven furlongs looking for the winner's share of the $300,000 purse.
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California will be the scene of the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita this Saturday, June 26. A purse of $500,000 will be on the line for horses three years old and upward as they go 1 1/4 miles on Santa Anita's dirt track.
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