|Date||Race Track||Horse Race||Grade||Purse||Age/Sex||Distance|
|Aug 28||Saratoga||II||$200,000||2yo||8.5f T|
|Aug 30||Arlington Park||
Washington Park Handicap
|Aug 30||Del Mar||
Del Mar Debutante Stakes
|I||$300,000||2yo f||7f AW|
|Aug 30||Monmouth Park||
Boiling Springs Stakes
|III||$100,000||3yo f||9f T|
|Aug 30||Saratoga||II||$250,000||3&up||8.5f T|
Forego Stakes *BC*
|Aug 31||Del Mar||II||$300,000||3yo||9f T|
|Aug 31||Del Mar||
Torrey Pines Stakes
|III||$100,000||3yo f||8f AW|
Glens Falls Handicap
|III||$150,000||3&up f/m||11f T|
|Aug 31||Saratoga||I||$350,000||2yo f||7f|
|Sep 01||Del Mar||Yellow Ribbon Handicap||II||$200,000||3&up f/m||8.5f Turf|
|Sep 01||Parx Racing||
|Sep 01||Parx Racing||
Smarty Jones Stakes
|Sep 01||Parx Racing||
Turf Monster Handicap
|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)|
|Assiniboia Downs||8:02 PM|
|Australia A||10:13 PM|
|Australia B||10:28 PM|
|Australia C||10:38 PM|
|Batavia Downs||6:38 PM|
|Belterra Park||3:01 PM|
|Bluffs Run Mat||5:02 PM|
|Charles Town||7:03 PM|
|Chester Downs Harrahs Philly||12:43 PM|
|Daytona Beach Eve||7:28 PM|
|Del Mar||7:01 PM|
|Dubuque Eve||8:01 PM|
|Ellis Park||1:54 PM|
|Evangeline Downs||6:46 PM|
|Freehold Raceway||12:39 PM|
|Golden Gate Fields||6:45 PM|
|Grand River||6:32 PM|
|Gulf Eve||8:02 PM|
|Gulfstream Park||1:24 PM|
|Hastings Park||10:01 PM|
|Hazel Park||7:31 PM|
|Jacksonville Eve||7:47 PM|
|Los Alamitos (QH)||10:20 PM|
|Louisiana Downs||3:54 PM|
|Maywood Park||8:12 PM|
|Monmouth Park||12:51 PM|
|Northfield Park||6:05 PM|
|Northlands Park (TB)||8:32 PM|
|Ocean Downs||7:21 PM|
|Palm Beach Eve||7:02 PM|
|Palm Beach Mat||1:03 PM|
|Penn National||6:01 PM|
|Pocono Downs||6:36 PM|
|Prairie Meadows (TB)||7:30 PM|
|Remington Park||8:09 PM|
|Ruidoso Downs||2:01 PM|
|Sanford Eve||7:37 PM|
|Sanford Mat||1:40 PM|
|Saratoga Harness||7:11 PM|
|Saratoga TB||1:00 PM|
|Scioto Downs||6:37 PM|
|Southland Eve||8:31 PM|
|Tioga Downs||6:22 PM|
|Tri-State Eve||7:05 PM|
|Tucson Greyhound Eve||10:14 PM|
|Vernon Downs||6:48 PM|
|Wheeling Downs Eve||6:46 PM|
|Wheeling Downs Mat||12:31 PM|
|Woodbine (TB)||1:00 PM|
|Yonkers Raceway||7:13 PM|
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Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York will be the scene of the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes on Sunday, August 31. A purse of $350,000 will be on the line for two year old fillies willing to go seven furlongs on Saratoga's main track.
The Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes is on tap for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York on Labor Day Monday, September 1. Some of the best two year olds in the land will be featured when they take to Saratoga's main track and go seven furlongs for a purse of $350,000.
The Grade 2 Del Mar Derby is scheduled for Del Mar in the great state of California this Sunday, August 31. Some of the best three year olds around will take to Del Mar's revamped turf track and race 1 1/8 miles for a purse of $300,000.
The Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap is on tap for this Saturday, August, 30 from a busy Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. Horses three years old and upward will be featured when they take to Saratoga's turf track and go 1 1/16 miles searching for the winner's share of the $250,000 purse.
The Grade 1 Woodward Stakes is on tap for Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York this Saturday, August 30. A group of horses three years old and upward will take to Saratoga's dirt track and race 1 1/8 miles for the winner's share of the $600,000 purse.
Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York will play host to the Grade 1 Forego Stakes on Saturday, August 30. Horses three years old and upward will be featured when they go seven furlongs in search of the winner's share of the $500,000 purse and an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Sprint in November.
The Grade 2 With Anticipation Stakes comes our way from Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York this Thursday, August 28. A group of two tear olds will take to Saratoga's turf track and race 1 1/16 miles searching for the winner's share of the $200,000.
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A quartet of Grade 1 winners will square off in Saturday's 145th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course and the 1 1/4-mile race could have serious championship implications in the three-year-old division.
The Grade 3 Longacres Mile goes down this Sunday, August 23 from Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington. Horses three years old and upward will take to Emerald Downs' main track and go one mile looking for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
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The Grade 2 Pat O'Brien Stakes is scheduled for this Sunday, August 24 from Del Mar Race Track in California. Horses three years old and upward will race seven furlongs on Del Mar's All Weather track in pursuit of the winner's portion of the $250,000 purse and an automatic bid into the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.
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