Horse Racing - 2019 Graded Stakes Race Results

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Date Track Race Name GR Purse Age/Sex D/S Horse Jockey Trainer
Jan 1 Santa Anita Joe Hernandez Stakes III $75,000 4&up abt 6.5f Turf CARIBOU CLUB J. Talamo T. Proctor
Jan 5 Japan Racing Association Kyoto Kimpai III $765,000 4&up 8f Turf RELIABLE ACE (JPN) R. Sakai Y. Yahagi
Jan 5 Japan Racing Association Nakayama Kimpai III $765,000 4&up 10f Turf MEINER HONEY (JPN) D. Shibata H. Kurita
Jan 5 Santa Anita San Gabriel Stakes II $200,000 4&up 9f Turf NEXT SHARES G. Franco R. Baltas
Jan 5 Santa Anita Sham Stakes III $100,000 3yo 8f Dirt GUNMETAL GRAY M. Smith J. Hollendorfer
Jan 6 Japan Racing Association Shinzan Kinen III $712,000 3yo 8f Turf MEINER FLAP (JPN) H. Yoshida T. Umeda
Jan 6 Santa Anita Santa Ynez Stakes II $200,000 3yo f 7f Dirt BELLAFINA F. Prat S. Callaghan
Jan 12 Gulfstream Park Marshua's River Stakes III $150,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Turf BELLAVAIS J. Castellano T. Pletcher
Jan 12 Gulfstream Park Tropical Turf III $100,000 4&up 8f Turf DOCTOR MOUNTY J. Castellano C. McGaughey III
Jan 12 Japan Racing Association Fairy Stakes III $659,000 3yo f 8f Turf FIGLIA PURA (JPN) G. Maruyama T. Kikuzawa
Jan 12 Santa Anita La Canada Stakes III $200,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Dirt ESCAPE CLAUSE T. Baze D. Schnell
Jan 12 Santa Anita Las Cienegas Stakes NG $100,000 4&up f/m abt 6.5f Turf BELVOIR BAY F. Prat P. Miller
Jan 13 Japan Racing Association Nikkei Shinshun Hai II $1,071,000 4&up 12f Turf LOOK TWICE (JPN) Y. Iwata H. Fujiwara
Jan 14 Japan Racing Association Keisei Hai III $712,000 3yo 10f Turf MADRE VOICE (JPN) K. Miura Y. Tamura
Jan 19 Aqueduct Toboggan Stakes III $100,000 4&up 7f Dirt SOLID WAGER J. Lezcano C. Englehart
Jan 19 Fair Grounds Lecomte Stakes III $200,000 3yo 8.32f Dirt WAR OF WILL T. Gaffalione M. Casse
Jan 19 Santa Anita Palos Verdes Stakes II $200,000 4&up 6f Dirt ROY H P. Lopez P. Miller
Jan 20 Japan Racing Association American Jockey Club Cup II $1,171,000 4&up 11f Turf STAY IN SEATTLE (JPN) H. Uchida Y. Ikee
Jan 20 Japan Racing Association Tokai Stakes II $1,036,000 4&up 9f Dirt COSMO CANADIAN (JPN) G. Maruyama T. Kanari
Jan 20 Santa Anita Astra Stakes III $75,000 4&up f/m 12f Turf PANTSONFIRE F. Prat R. Baltas
Jan 21 Santa Anita Megahertz Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 8f Turf      
Jan 26 Gulfstream Park Fred W. Hooper III $150,000 4&up 8f Dirt      
Jan 26 Gulfstream Park Hurricane Bertie Stakes III $150,000 4&up f/m 7f Dirt      
Jan 26 Gulfstream Park La Prevoyante Handicap III $200,000 4&up f/m 12f Turf      
Jan 26 Gulfstream Park Pegasus World Cup Invitational I $9,000,000 4&up 9f Dirt      
Jan 26 Gulfstream Park Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational I $7,000,000 4&up 9.5f Turf      
Jan 26 Gulfstream Park W.L. McKnight Handicap III $200,000 4&up 12f Turf      
Jan 26 Japan Racing Association Aichi Hai III $673,000 4&up f/m 10f Turf      
Jan 27 Sam Houston Houston Ladies Classic III $300,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Dirt      
Jan 27 Sam Houston John B. Connally Turf Cup III $200,000 4&up 12f Turf      
Jan 27 Japan Racing Association Negishi Stakes III $712,000 4&up 7f Dirt      
Jan 27 Japan Racing Association Silk Road Stakes III $737,000 4&up 6f Turf      
Feb 2 Aqueduct Withers Stakes III $250,000 3yo 9f Dirt      
Feb 2 Gulfstream Park Forward Gal Stakes III $150,000 3yo f 7f Dirt      
Feb 2 Gulfstream Park Holy Bull Stakes II $350,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Feb 2 Gulfstream Park Swale Stakes III $150,000 3yo 7f Dirt      
Feb 2 Gulfstream Park Sweetest Chant Stakes III $100,000 3yo f 8f Turf      
Feb 2 Santa Anita Robert B. Lewis Stakes III $150,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Feb 2 Santa Anita San Marcos Stakes II $200,000 4&up 10f Turf      
Feb 2 Santa Anita San Pasqual Stakes II $200,000 4&up 9f Dirt      
Feb 3 Japan Racing Association Kisaragi Sho III $712,000 3yo 9f Turf      
Feb 3 Japan Racing Association Tokyo Shimbun Hai III $737,000 4&up 8f Turf      
Feb 9 Gulfstream Park Suwannee River Stakes III $150,000 4&up f/m 9f Turf      
Feb 9 Japan Racing Association Queen Cup III $659,000 3yo f 8f Turf      
Feb 9 Santa Anita Las Virgenes Stakes II $200,000 3yo f 8f Dirt      
Feb 9 Santa Anita Thunder Road Stakes III $100,000 4&up 8f Turf      
Feb 9 Tampa Bay Downs Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes III $175,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Turf      
Feb 9 Tampa Bay Downs Sam F. Davis Stakes III $250,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Feb 9 Tampa Bay Downs Tampa Bay Stakes III $175,000 4&up 8.5f Turf      
Feb 10 Japan Racing Association Kyodo News Service Hai III $712,000 3yo 9f Turf      
Feb 10 Japan Racing Association Kyoto Kinen II $1,171,000 4&up 11f Turf      
Feb 10 Santa Anita San Vicente Stakes II $200,000 3yo 7f Dirt      
Feb 10 Santa Anita Sweet Life Stakes III $75,000 3yo f abt 6.5f Turf      
Feb 16 Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Handicap III $150,000 4&up abt 9f Turf      
Feb 16 Fair Grounds Mineshaft Handicap III $150,000 4&up 8.5f Dirt      
Feb 16 Fair Grounds Rachel Alexandra Stakes II $200,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt      
Feb 16 Fair Grounds Risen Star S Presented by Lamarque Ford II $400,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Feb 16 Gulfstream Park Royal Delta Stakes III $150,000 4&up f/m 8f Dirt      
Feb 16 Japan Racing Association Diamond Stakes III $765,000 4&up 17f Turf      
Feb 16 Japan Racing Association Kyoto Himba Stakes III $673,000 4&up f/m 7f Turf      
Feb 16 Laurel Park Barbara Fritchie Stakes III $250,000 4&up f/m 7f Dirt      
Feb 16 Laurel Park General George Stakes III $250,000 4&up 7f Dirt      
Feb 16 Santa Anita Santa Monica Stakes II $200,000 4&up f/m 7f Dirt      
Feb 17 Japan Racing Association February Stakes I $1,879,000 4&up 8f Dirt      
Feb 17 Japan Racing Association Kokura Daishoten III $765,000 4&up 9f Turf      
Feb 18 Oaklawn Park Bayakoa Stakes III $200,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Dirt      
Feb 18 Oaklawn Park Razorback Handicap III $500,000 4&up 8.5f Dirt      
Feb 18 Oaklawn Park Southwest Stakes III $500,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Feb 23 Gulfstream Park Hal's Hope Stakes III $100,000 4&up 8f Dirt      
Feb 23 Santa Anita Buena Vista Stakes II $200,000 4&up f/m 8f Turf      
Feb 24 Japan Racing Association Hankyu Hai III $765,000 4&up 7f Turf      
Feb 24 Japan Racing Association Nakayama Kinen II $1,171,000 4&up 9f Turf      
Mar 2 Gulfstream Park Canadian Turf Stakes III $150,000 4&up 8f Turf      
Mar 2 Gulfstream Park Davona Dale Stakes II $200,000 3yo f 8f Dirt      
Mar 2 Gulfstream Park Fountain of Youth Stakes II $400,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 2 Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Park Sprint III $100,000 4&up 6f Dirt      
Mar 2 Gulfstream Park Herecomesthebride Stakes III $150,000 3yo f 8.5f Turf      
Mar 2 Gulfstream Park Honey Fox Stakes III $150,000 4&up f/m 8f Turf      
Mar 2 Gulfstream Park Mac Diarmida Stakes II $200,000 4&up 11f Turf      
Mar 2 Gulfstream Park Palm Beach Stakes III $150,000 3yo 8.5f Turf      
Mar 2 Gulfstream Park Very One Stakes III $150,000 4&up f/m 9.5f Turf      
Mar 2 Japan Racing Association Ocean Stakes III $765,000 4&up 6f Turf      
Mar 2 Japan Racing Association Tulip Sho II $979,000 3yo f 8f Turf      
Mar 3 Japan Racing Association Yayoi Sho II $1,023,000 3yo 10f Turf      
Mar 9 Aqueduct Gotham Stakes III $300,000 3yo 8f Dirt      
Mar 9 Aqueduct Tom Fool Handicap III $200,000 4&up 6f Dirt      
Mar 9 Japan Racing Association Nakayama Himba Stakes III $673,000 4&up f/m 9f Turf      
Mar 9 Oaklawn Park Honeybee Stakes III $200,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 9 Santa Anita Frank E. Kilroe Mile I $400,000 4&up 8f Turf      
Mar 9 Santa Anita San Carlos Stakes II $200,000 3&up 7f Dirt      
Mar 9 Santa Anita San Felipe Stakes II $500,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 9 Santa Anita Santa Anita Handicap I $500,000 4&up 10f Dirt      
Mar 9 Tampa Bay Downs Florida Oaks III $200,000 3yo f 8.5f Turf      
Mar 9 Tampa Bay Downs Hillsborough Stakes II $225,000 4&up f/m 9f Turf      
Mar 9 Tampa Bay Downs Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby II $400,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 9 Turfway Park Jeff Ruby Steaks III $200,000 3yo 9f AW      
Mar 10 Japan Racing Association Fillies' Revue II $979,000 3yo f 7f Turf      
Mar 10 Japan Racing Association Kinko Sho II $1,171,000 4&up 10f Turf      
Mar 10 Santa Anita Santa Ysabel Stakes III $100,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 16 Gulfstream Park Inside Information Stakes II $200,000 4&up f/m 7f Dirt      
Mar 16 Japan Racing Association Falcon Stakes III $712,000 3yo 7f Turf      
Mar 16 Japan Racing Association Flower Cup III $659,000 3yo f 9f Turf      
Mar 16 Oaklawn Park Azeri Stakes II $350,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 16 Oaklawn Park Rebel Stakes II $1,000,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 16 Santa Anita Beholder Stakes I $400,000 3&up f/m 8f Dirt      
Mar 16 Santa Anita San Simeon Stakes III $100,000 3&up abt 6.5f Turf      
Mar 17 Japan Racing Association Hanshin Daishoten II $1,262,000 4&up 15f Turf      
Mar 17 Japan Racing Association Spring Stakes II $1,023,000 3yo 9f Turf      
Mar 23 Fair Grounds Muniz Memorial Handicap II $300,000 4&up abt 9f Turf      
Mar 23 Fair Grounds New Orleans Handicap II $400,000 4&up 9f Dirt      
Mar 23 Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Oaks II $400,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 23 Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby II $1,000,000 3yo 9f Dirt      
Mar 23 Gulfstream Park Hutcheson Stakes III $100,000 3yo 6f Dirt      
Mar 23 Japan Racing Association Mainichi Hai III $712,000 3yo 9f Turf      
Mar 23 Japan Racing Association Nikkei Sho II $1,262,000 4&up 12.5f Turf      
Mar 23 Santa Anita San Luis Rey Stakes II $200,000 4&up 12f Turf      
Mar 24 Japan Racing Association March Stakes III $673,000 4&up 9f Dirt      
Mar 24 Japan Racing Association Takamatsunomiya Kinen I $2,075,000 4&up 6f Turf      
Mar 24 Sunland Park Sunland Derby III $800,000 3yo 9f Dirt      
Mar 29 Gulfstream Park Appleton Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 8f Turf      
Mar 29 Gulfstream Park Orchid Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 11f Turf      
Mar 30 Gulfstream Park Florida Derby I $1,000,000 3yo 9f Dirt      
Mar 30 Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Park Mile II $300,000 4&up 8f Dirt      
Mar 30 Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Park Oaks II $250,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 30 Gulfstream Park Pan American Stakes II $250,000 4&up 12f Turf      
Mar 30 Japan Racing Association Lord Derby Challenge Trophy III $737,000 4&up 8f Turf      
Mar 30 Santa Anita Santa Ana Stakes III $200,000 4&up f/m 10f Turf      
Mar 31 Japan Racing Association Osaka Hai I $2,254,000 4&up 10f Turf      

What is a Graded Stakes Race in Thoroughbred Horse Racing?

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:

  • Purse Requirement: That the race has a purse of more than $75,000.
  • Longevity: That the race has been run for two years under the same conditions.
  • Drug Testing: That post race drug testing is managed by a governmental authority.
  • Restrictions: That the race may be restricted only in age and gender.
  • Anabolic Steroid Testing : Boldenone, Nandrolone, Stanozolol, and Testosterone are only allowed to be used.
  • Toe Grabs: Cannot be more than two millimeters long.

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.

Explanation of the American Graded Stakes Process

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.

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