|Date||Race Track||Horse Race||Grade||Purse||Age/Sex||Distance|
|Feb 28||Gulfstream||Herecomesthebride Stakes||III||$150,000||3yo f||8.5f T|
|Feb 28||Gulfstream||Palm Beach Stakes||III||$150,000||3yo||8.5f T|
|Feb 28||Gulfstream||Swale Stakes||II||$200,000||3yo||7f|
|Feb 28||Santa Anita||Santa Ysabel Stakes||III||$100,000||3yo f||8.5f|
|Mar 7||Aqueduct||Gotham Stakes||III||$400,000||3yo||8.5f|
|Mar 7||Aqueduct||Tom Fool Handicap||III||$200,000||4&up||6f|
|Mar 7||Gulfstream||Gulfstream Park Handicap||II||$300,000||4&up||8f|
|Mar 7||Oaklawn Park||Honeybee Stakes||III||$150,000||3yo f||8.5f|
|Mar 7||Santa Anita||Frank E. Kilroe Mile||I||$400,000||4&up||8f T|
|Mar 7||Santa Anita||San Carlos Stakes||II||$250,000||4&up||7f|
|Mar 7||Santa Anita||San Felipe Stakes||II||$400,000||3yo||8.5f|
|Mar 7||Santa Anita||Santa Anita Handicap||I||$1,000,000||4&up||10f|
|Mar 7||Tampa Bay Downs||Florida Oaks||III||#$200,000||3yo f||8.5f T|
|Mar 7||Tampa Bay Downs||Hillsborough Stakes||III||$150,000||4&up f/m||abt 9f T|
|Mar 7||Tampa Bay Downs||Tampa Bay Derby||II||$350,000||3yo||8.5f|
|Mar 8||Santa Anita||Las Flores Stakes||III||$100,000||4&up f/m||6f|
|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||9:05 PM|
|Australia B||9:18 PM|
|Australia C||9:30 PM|
|Bluffs Run Mat||5:06 PM|
|Buffalo Raceway||6:39 PM|
|Charles Town||11:35 AM|
|Daytona Beach Eve||7:25 PM|
|Delta Downs||6:41 PM|
|Fraser Downs||8:00 PM|
|Freehold Raceway||12:40 PM|
|Golden Gate Fields||3:46 PM|
|Gulf Eve||8:00 PM|
|Gulfstream Tropical||1:03 PM|
|Hialeah Park||12:39 PM|
|Laurel Park||12:29 PM|
|Los Alamitos (QH)||10:00 PM|
|Mardi Gras Eve||7:30 PM|
|Mardi Gras Mat||5:08 PM|
|Maywood Park||8:30 PM|
|Meadowlands (H)||7:15 PM|
|Northville Downs||7:30 PM|
|Palm Beach Eve||7:02 PM|
|Palm Beach Mat||1:03 PM|
|Penn National||6:02 PM|
|Sam Houston||8:05 PM|
|Sanford Eve||7:35 PM|
|Sanford Mat||1:33 PM|
|Santa Anita Park||4:02 PM|
|Sarasota Eve||7:30 PM|
|Sarasota Mat||12:32 PM|
|Southland Eve||8:30 PM|
|St Johns Eve||7:45 PM|
|Sunland Park||2:58 PM|
|Tampa Bay Downs||12:42 PM|
|Tri-State Eve||7:01 PM|
|Tucson Greyhound Eve||9:15 PM|
|Turfway Park||6:16 PM|
|Western Fair||7:15 PM|
|Wheeling Downs Eve||6:46 PM|
|Wheeling Downs Mat||12:32 PM|
|Woodbine (H)||7:25 PM|
|Yonkers Raceway||7:10 PM|
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Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida will play host to the Grade 3 Herecomesthebride Stakes on Saturday, February 28. Three year old fillies will be featured when they take to Gulfstream's turf track and go 1 1/16 miles for a purse of $150,000.
The Grade 2 Swale Stakes is in tap for this Saturday, February 28 from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Three year olds will line up on Gulfstream's dirt track and go seven furlongs for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California will be the scene of the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel Stakes on Saturday, February 28. Three year old fillies will take to Santa Anita's dirt track and race 1 1/16 miles searching for the winner's share of the $100,000 purse and the 50 qualifying points for the Kentucky Oaks in May.
The Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes is on tap for Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 28. A purse of $150,000 will be on the line for a group of three year olds willing to go 1 1/16 miles on Gulfstream's turf track.
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Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida will play host to the Grade 2 Very One Stakes on Saturday, February 21. Fillies and mare four years old and upward will be featured when they go 1 3/8 miles on Gulfstream's turf track for a purse of $150,000.
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The Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, February 21 from a very busy Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A group of three year old fillies will take to Gulfstream's dirt track and go one mile searching for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse and the 50 qualifying points toward the Kentucky Oaks.
The Grade 2 Mac Diarmida Stakes comes our way this Saturday, February 21 from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Beach Florida. Horses four years old and upward will take to Gulfstream's turf track and race 1 3/8 miles in search of the winner's share of the $200,000 purse.
The Grade 2 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes will be contested this Saturday, February 21 from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Some of the best three year olds in the land will take to Gulfstream's dirt track and go 1 1/16 miles for a shot at the winner's share of the $400,000 purse and the whopping 50 qualifying points toward the Kentucky Derby in May.
The Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes is on tap for Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California this Saturday, February 14. Fillies and mares four years old and upward will take to Santa Anita's dirt track and race 1 1/16 miles for a purse of $200,000.
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