|Date||Race Track||Horse Race||Grade||Purse||Age/Sex||Distance|
|Nov 27||Churchill Downs||
Falls City Handicap
|Nov 27||Del Mar||II||$250,000||3&up||12f T|
|Nov 28||Aqueduct||III||$300,000||3&up f/m||8f|
|Nov 28||Churchill Downs||
|Nov 28||Del Mar||II||$250,000||3&up||8.5f T|
|Nov 29||Aqueduct||II||$400,000||2yo f||9f|
|Nov 29||Churchill Downs||
Golden Rod Stakes
|Nov 29||Churchill Downs||
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes
|Nov 29||Del Mar||I||$300,000||3yo||9f T|
|Nov 29||Del Mar||
Jimmy Durante Stakes
|III||$150,000||2yo f||8f T|
|Nov 29||Del Mar||
Native Diver Handicap
|Nov 30||Del Mar||
Cecil B. DeMille Stakes
|Nov 30||Del Mar||
|I||$300,000||3&up f/m||8f T|
|Nov 30||Golden Gate Fields||
|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||9:00 PM|
|Australia B||9:15 PM|
|Australia C||10:00 PM|
|Batavia Downs||6:38 PM|
|Bluffs Run Mat||5:00 PM|
|Charles Town||7:00 PM|
|Chester Downs Harrahs Philly||12:44 PM|
|Daytona Beach Eve||7:25 PM|
|Dayton Raceway||6:35 PM|
|Del Mar||3:31 PM|
|Delta Downs||6:50 PM|
|Evangeline Downs||6:40 PM|
|Fraser Downs||10:00 PM|
|Freehold Raceway||12:39 PM|
|Golden Gate Fields||3:46 PM|
|Gulf Eve||8:00 PM|
|Gulfstream Park West||12:39 PM|
|Laurel Park||12:39 PM|
|Los Alamitos (QH)||10:00 PM|
|Maywood Park||8:10 PM|
|Meadowlands (H)||7:15 PM|
|Northfield Park||6:15 PM|
|Northlands Park (H)||8:30 PM|
|Orange Park Eve||7:45 PM|
|Orange Park Mat||12:40 PM|
|Palm Beach Eve||7:00 PM|
|Palm Beach Mat||1:03 PM|
|Parx Racing||12:27 PM|
|Penn National||6:02 PM|
|Remington Park||2:31 PM|
|Retama Park||7:18 PM|
|Sanford Eve||7:35 PM|
|Sanford Mat||1:32 PM|
|Sarasota Eve||7:30 PM|
|Sarasota Mat||12:32 PM|
|Saratoga Harness||6:45 PM|
|Scarborough Downs||12:55 PM|
|Southland Eve||7:30 PM|
|Southland Mat||2:02 PM|
|Sports Creek||7:00 PM|
|Tri-State Eve||7:00 PM|
|Tri-State Mat||1:10 PM|
|Tucson Greyhound Eve||9:45 PM|
|Turf Paradise||2:57 PM|
|Western Fair||7:15 PM|
|Wheeling Downs Eve||6:45 PM|
|Wheeling Downs Mat||12:32 PM|
|Woodbine (H)||7:25 PM|
|Woodbine (TB)||1:01 PM|
|Yonkers Raceway||7:10 PM|
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Del Mar in the great state of California will play host to the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby on Saturday, November 29. Three year olds will take to Del Mar's turf track and go 1 1/8 miles for the winner's portion of the $300,000 purse.
The Grade 2 Hawthorne Gold Cup comes our way from Hawthorne in Cicero, Illinois this Saturday, November 29. Horses three years old and upward will be featured as they go 1 1/4 miles on Hawthorne's main track searching for the winner's share of the $250,000.
The Grade 2 Remsen Stakes comes our way from Aqueduct in South Ozone Park, New York on Saturday, November 29. Tow year olds will be featured when they take to Aqueduct's main track and go 1 1/8 miles for a purse of $400,000.
Aqueduct in South Ozone Park, New York will play host to the Grade 2 Demoiselle Stakes on Saturday, November 29. Two year old fillies will be featured when they line up and go 1 1/8 miles on Aqueduct's dirt track for a nice purse of $400,000.
The Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap comes our way from a busy Aqueduct in South Ozone Park, New York on Saturday, November 29. Horses three years old and upward will take to Aqueduct's main track and go one mile searching for the winner's share of the $500,000 purse.
The Grade 3 Go for Wand Handicap comes our way from Aqueduct in South Ozone Park, New York on Friday, November 28. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will take to Aqueduct's dirt track and go one mile looking for the winner's portion of the $300,000 purse.
Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California will be the scene of the Grade 2 Seabiscuit Handicap on Friday, November 28. Horses three years old and upward will be featured when they go 1 1/16 miles on Del Mar's turf track searching for the winner's share of the $250,000 purse.
Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California will be the scene of the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes on Thursday, November 27. Horses three years old and upward will take to Del Mar's turf track and race 1 1/2 miles for a purse of $250,000.
Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park, New York will play host to the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap on Thursday, November 27. Horses three years old and upward will be featured when they dash six furlongs on Aqueduct's dirt track searching for the winner's share of the $300,000 purse.
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