|Date||Race Track||Horse Race||Grade||Purse||Age/Sex||Distance|
|Sep 2||Saratoga||With Anticipation Stakes||II||$200,000||2yo||8.5f Turf|
|Sep 5||Del Mar||Del Mar Debutante Stakes||I||$300,000||2yo f||7f Dirt|
|Sep 5||Monmouth||Boiling Springs Stakes||III||$100,000||3yo f||9f Turf|
|Sep 5||Saratoga||Glens Falls Handicap||III||$200,000||3&up f/m||11f Turf|
|Sep 5||Saratoga||Saranac Stakes||III||$300,000||3yo||9f Turf|
|Sep 5||Saratoga||Spinaway Stakes||I||$350,000||2yo f||7f Dirt|
|Sep 5||Saratoga||The Woodward||I||$600,000||3&up||9f Dirt|
|Sep 6||Del Mar||Del Mar Derby||II||$250,000||3yo||9f Turf|
|Sep 6||Del Mar||Yellow Ribbon Handicap||II||$200,000||3&up f/m||8.5f Turf|
|Sep 6||Saratoga||Prioress Stakes||II||$300,000||3yo f||6f Dirt|
|Sep 7||Del Mar||Del Mar Futurity||I||$300,000||2yo||7f Dirt|
|Sep 7||Presque Isle Downs||Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes||II||$400,000||3&up f/m||6.5f AW|
|Sep 7||Parx Racing||Greenwood Cup||III||$200,000||3&up||12f Dirt|
|Sep 7||Parx Racing||Turf Monster Handicap||III||$300,000||3&up||5f Turf|
|Sep 7||Saratoga||Bernard Baruch Handicap||II||$250,000||3&up||8.5f Turf|
|Sep 7||Saratoga||Hopeful Stakes||I||$350,000||2yo||7f Dirt|
|Sep 12||Belmont Park||Sands Point Stakes||II||$500,000||3yo f||9f Turf|
|Sep 12||Churchill Downs||Iroquois Stakes||III||$150,000||2yo||8.5f Dirt|
|Sep 12||Churchill Downs||Pocahontas Stakes||II||$200,000||2yo f||8.5f Dirt|
|Sep 12||Kentucky Downs||Kentucky Turf Cup||III||$600,000||3&up||12f Turf|
|Sep 12||Louisiana Downs||Super Derby||II||$400,000||3yo||9f Dirt|
|Sep 12||Woodbine||Natalma Stakes||II||$200,000||2yo f||8f Turf|
|Sep 12||Woodbine||Summer Stakes||II||$200,000||2yo||8f Turf|
|Sep 13||Hastings||British Columbia Derby||III||$200,000||3yo||9f Dirt|
|Sep 13||Woodbine||Bold Venture Stakes||III||$150,000||3&up||6.5f AW|
|Sep 13||Woodbine||Canadian Stakes||II||$300,000||3&up f/m||9f Turf|
|Sep 13||Woodbine||Northern Dancer Turf||I||$300,000||3&up||12f Turf|
|Sep 13||Woodbine||Ricoh Woodbine Mile||I||$1,000,000||3&up||8f Turf|
|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)|
|Australia A||10:53 PM|
|Australia B||11:20 PM|
|Australia C||11:40 PM|
|Daytona Beach Eve||7:24 PM|
|Delaware Park||1:16 PM|
|Finger Lakes||1:11 PM|
|Grand River||6:29 PM|
|Gulfstream Tropical||2:43 PM|
|Harrington Raceway||5:29 PM|
|Hastings Park||6:59 PM|
|Jacksonville Eve||7:45 PM|
|Monticello Raceway||12:55 PM|
|Mountaineer Park||6:59 PM|
|Northfield Park||5:59 PM|
|Ocean Downs||7:19 PM|
|Palm Beach Mat||1:04 PM|
|Parx Racing||1:00 PM|
|Presque Isle||5:24 PM|
|Ruidoso Downs||3:01 PM|
|Sanford Mat||1:36 PM|
|Saratoga TB||1:00 PM|
|Southland Mat||5:00 PM|
|Tucson Greyhound Eve||10:15 PM|
|Yonkers Raceway||7:09 PM|
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Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York will play host to the Grade 2 With Anticipation Stakes this Wednesday, September 2. Two year olds will be featured as they take to Saratoga's turf track and go 1 1/16 miles for a purse of $200,000.
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Saratoga Race Course in the great state of New York will play host to the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Stakes on Saturday, August 29. Horses three years old and upward will be after the winner's share of the $1 million purse when they take to Saratoga's turf track and race 1 1/2 miles.
The $1.25 or $1.6 million Travers Stakes comes our way this Saturday, August 29 from Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs New York and features the return to the track of American Pharoah. The Travers purse will be $1.6 million if American Pharoah is an official starter. If not, the race is worth $1.25 million. Either way, a group of three year olds will be featured when they take to Saratoga's dirt track and race 1 1/4 miles for the winner's share of the lucrative purse.
The Grade 1 NYRA.com King's Bishop Stakes comes our way from a very busy Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York this Saturday, August 23. A group of three year olds will take to Saratoga's dirt track and race seven furlongs for a purse of $500,000.
Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York will be the scene of the Grade 1 Priority One Jets Forego Stakes on Saturday August 23. Horses three years old and upward will take to Saratoga's dirt track and race seven furlongs searching for the winner's share of the $700,000 purse.
The Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes comes our way this Saturday, August 29 from Saratoga Race Course in New York. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will line up on Saratoga's dirt track and race 1 1/8 miles searching for the winner's portion of the $750,000 purse.
The Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes is on tap from a busy Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York this Saturday, August 29. A purse of $500,000 will be on the line for fillies and mares three years old and upward willing to go seven furlongs on Saratoga's dirt track.
Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York kicks off a busy week of racing on Thursday, August 27 when the Grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap will be contested. A Hurdle Handicap For Four Year Olds And Upward, the Turf Writers' Cup will have a purse of $150,000 for those willing to go 2 3/8 miles on Saratoga's turf track.
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