Horse Racing - 2021 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 II $200,000 4&up 6.5f Turf HEMBREE J. Rosario P. Miller
Jan 2 Santa Anita San Gabriel Stakes II $200,000 4&up 9f Turf ANOTHERTWISTAFATE J. Rosario P. Miller
Jan 2 Santa Anita Sham Stakes III $100,000 3yo 8f Dirt LIFE IS GOOD M. Smith B. Baffert
Jan 3 Santa Anita Santa Ynez Stakes II $200,000 3yo f 7f Dirt KALYPSO J. Rosario B. Baffert
Jan 5 Japan Racing Association Kyoto Kimpai III $838,000 4&up 8f Turf PEACE ONE PARADIS (JPN) Y. Fukunaga M. Otake
Jan 5 Japan Racing Association Nakayama Kimpai III $838,000 4&up 10f Turf MOUNT GOLD (JPN) H. Uchida Y. Ikee
Jan 9 Gulfstream Park Tropical Turf III $100,000 4&up 8f Turf RIDE A COMET T. Gaffalione M. Casse
Jan 9 Santa Anita La Canada Stakes III $200,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Dirt SANENUS U. Rispoli M. McCarthy
Jan 9 Santa Anita Las Cienegas Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 6f Turf CHARMAINE'S MIA D. Van Dyke P. D'Amato
Jan 10 Japan Racing Association Shinzan Kinen III $780,000 3yo 8f Turf TOKAI KING (JPN) R. Wada T. Nishihashi
Jan 11 Japan Racing Association Fairy Stakes III $721,000 3yo f 8f Turf SHADOW FAX (JPN) T. Ono K. Miyata
Jan 16 Fair Grounds Lecomte Stakes III $200,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt MIDNIGHT BOURBON J. Talamo S. Asmussen
Jan 16 Fair Grounds Louisiana Stakes III $125,000 4&up 8.5f Dirt TITLE READY B. Hernandez, Jr. D. Stewart
Jan 16 Japan Racing Association Aichi Hai III $737,000 4&up f/m 10f Turf TAGANO ASWAD (JPN) Y. Kitamura T. Igarashi
Jan 17 Japan Racing Association Keisei Hai III $780,000 3yo 10f Turf TEN BAGGER (JPN) K. Tosaki K. Fujioka
Jan 17 Japan Racing Association Nikkei Shinshun Hai II $1,173,000 4&up 11f Turf VALERIO (JPN) R. Wada I. Aizawa
Jan 17 Santa Anita Astra Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 12f Turf QUICK U. Rispoli J. Sadler
Jan 18 Santa Anita Megahertz Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 8f Turf MUCHO UNUSUAL J. Rosario T. Yakteen
Jan 23 Gulfstream Park Fred W. Hooper III $125,000 4&up 8f Dirt PERFORMER J. Rosario C. McGaughey III
Jan 23 Gulfstream Park Inside Information Stakes II $200,000 4&up f/m 7f Dirt PACIFIC GALE J. Velazquez J. Kimmel
Jan 23 Gulfstream Park La Prevoyante III $125,000 4&up f/m 12f Turf ALWAYS SHOPPING I. Ortiz, Jr. T. Pletcher
Jan 23 Gulfstream Park Marshua's River Stakes III $125,000 4&up f/m 8f Turf ZOFELLE T. Gaffalione B. Walsh
Jan 23 Gulfstream Park Pegasus World Cup Invitational I $3,000,000 4&up 9f Dirt KNICKS GO J. Rosario B. Cox
Jan 23 Gulfstream Park Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational I $1,000,000 4&up 9.5f Turf COLONEL LIAM I. Ortiz, Jr. T. Pletcher
Jan 23 Gulfstream Park William L. McKnight III $150,000 4&up 12f Turf TIDE OF THE SEA T. Gaffalione M. Maker
Jan 23 Santa Anita Palos Verdes Stakes III $200,000 4&up 6f Dirt WILDMAN JACK A. Cedillo D. O'Neill
Jan 24 Japan Racing Association American Jockey Club Cup II $1,283,000 4&up 11f Turf TAGANO DIAMANTE (JPN) A. Tsumura I. Sameshima
Jan 24 Japan Racing Association Tokai Stakes II $1,135,000 4&up 9f Dirt T O FORCE (JPN) K. Kokubun I. Okada
Jan 30 Aqueduct Toboggan Stakes III $150,000 4&up 7f Dirt AMERICAN POWER K. Carmouche R. Atras
Jan 30 Gulfstream Park Forward Gal Stakes III $100,000 3yo f 7f Dirt ZAAJEL L. Saez T. Pletcher
Jan 30 Gulfstream Park Holy Bull Stakes III $200,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt GREATEST HONOUR J. Ortiz C. McGaughey III
Jan 30 Gulfstream Park Kitten's Joy Stakes III $100,000 3yo 8f Turf CHESS'S DREAM T. Gaffalione M. Maker
Jan 30 Gulfstream Park Swale Stakes III $100,000 3yo 7f Dirt DRAIN THE CLOCK E. Zayas S. Joseph, Jr.
Jan 30 Gulfstream Park Sweetest Chant Stakes III $100,000 3yo f 8f Turf WHITE FROST J. Alvarado W. Mott
Jan 30 Santa Anita Robert B. Lewis Stakes III $100,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt MEDINA SPIRIT A. Cedillo B. Baffert
Jan 30 Santa Anita San Pasqual Stakes II $200,000 4&up 9f Dirt EXPRESS TRAIN J. Hernandez J. Shirreffs
Jan 31 Sam Houston Houston Ladies Classic III $300,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Dirt LETRUSKA J. Castanon F. Gutierrez
Jan 31 Sam Houston John B. Connally Turf Cup III $200,000 4&up 12f Turf SPOOKY CHANNEL J. Leparoux B. Lynch
Jan 31 Japan Racing Association Negishi Stakes III $780,000 4&up 7f Dirt TIME FLYER (JPN) C. Lemaire K. Matsuda
Jan 31 Japan Racing Association Silk Road Stakes III $808,000 4&up 6f Turf KAISER MELANGE (JPN) K. Dazai E. Nakano
Feb 6 Aqueduct Withers Stakes III $250,000 3yo 9f Dirt RISK TAKING E. Cancel C. Brown
Feb 6 Gulfstream Park Suwannee River Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 9f Turf GREAT ISLAND I. Ortiz, Jr. C. Brown
Feb 6 Santa Anita San Marcos Stakes II $200,000 4&up 10f Turf MASTEROFOXHOUNDS J. Rosario R. Baltas
Feb 6 Santa Anita Las Virgenes Stakes III $200,000 3yo f 8f Dirt MOONLIGHT D'ORO F. Prat R. Mandella
Feb 6 Santa Anita Thunder Road Stakes III $100,000 4&up 8f Turf HIT THE ROAD U. Rispoli D. Blacker
Feb 6 Santa Anita San Vicente Stakes II $200,000 3yo 7f Dirt CONCERT TOUR J. Rosario B. Baffert
Feb 6 Tampa Bay Downs Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes III $175,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Turf COUNTERPARTY RISK J. Velazquez C. Brown
Feb 6 Tampa Bay Downs Sam F. Davis Stakes III $250,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt CANDY MAN ROCKET J. Alvarado W. Mott
Feb 6 Tampa Bay Downs Tampa Bay Stakes III $175,000 4&up 8.5f Turf GET SMOKIN J. Alvarado T. Bush
Feb 7 Japan Racing Association Kisaragi Sho III $780,000 3yo 10f Turf YOHO LAKE (JPN) Y. Take Y. Tomomichi
Feb 7 Japan Racing Association Tokyo Shimbun Hai III $808,000 4&up 8f Turf PRODIGAL SON (JPN) Y. Fujioka S. Kunieda
Feb 13 Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Stakes III $150,000 4&up 9f Turf CAPTIVATING MOON M. Pedroza C. Block
Feb 13 Fair Grounds Mineshaft Stakes III $200,000 4&up 8.5f Dirt MAXFIELD F. Geroux B. Walsh
Feb 13 Fair Grounds Rachel Alexandra Stakes II $300,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt CLAIRIERE J. Talamo S. Asmussen
Feb 13 Fair Grounds Risen Star Stakes II $400,000 3yo 9f Dirt MANDALOUN F. Geroux B. Cox
Feb 13 Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Park Sprint III $100,000 4&up 6f Dirt MISCHEVIOUS ALEX I. Ortiz, Jr. S. Joseph, Jr.
Feb 13 Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint III $100,000 4&up 5f Turf LEINSTER L. Saez G. Arnold, II
Feb 13 Japan Racing Association Queen Cup III $721,000 3yo f 8f Turf STELLARIA (JPN) Y. Fukunaga T. Saito
Feb 13 Santa Anita Santa Monica Stakes II $200,000 4&up f/m 7f Dirt MERNEITH E. Maldonado B. Baffert
Feb 14 Santa Anita Sweet Life Stakes III $100,000 3yo f 6f Turf GOING GLOBAL F. Prat P. D'Amato
Feb 14 Japan Racing Association Kyodo News Service Hai III $780,000 3yo 9f Turf PLATINA TREASURE (JPN) H. Tanabe S. Kunieda
Feb 14 Japan Racing Association Kyoto Kinen II $1,283,000 4&up 11f Turf JINAMBO (JPN) Y. Iwata N. Hori
Feb 20 Gulfstream Park Royal Delta Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Dirt QUEEN NEKIA C. Lanerie S. Joseph, Jr.
Feb 20 Japan Racing Association Diamond Stakes III $838,000 4&up 17f Turf MISS MAMMA MIA (JPN) F. Matsuwaka R. Terashima
Feb 20 Japan Racing Association Kyoto Himba Stakes III $737,000 4&up f/m 7f Turf I LOVE TAILOR (JPN) Y. Iwata H. Kawachi
Feb 20 Laurel Park General George Stakes III $250,000 4&up 7f Dirt SHARE THE RIDE V. Carrasco M. Penaloza
Feb 20 Laurel Park Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Stakes III $250,000 4&up f/m 7f Dirt HIBISCUS PUNCH H. Karamanos J. Nixon
Feb 20 Santa Anita Buena Vista Stakes II $200,000 4&up f/m 8f Turf CHARMAINE'S MIA F. Prat P. D'Amato
Feb 21 Japan Racing Association February Stakes I $2,058,000 4&up 8f Dirt WONDER LIDER (JPN) N. Yokoyama S. Yasuda
Feb 21 Japan Racing Association Kokura Daishoten III $838,000 4&up 9f Turf DIRNDL (JPN) T. Danno Y Okumura
Feb 27 Gulfstream Park Canadian Turf Stakes III $125,000 4&up 8.5f Turf VENEZUELAN HUG J. Alvarado D. Gargan
Feb 27 Gulfstream Park Davona Dale Stakes II $200,000 3yo f 8f Dirt WHOLEBODEMEISTER E. Zayas J. Avila
Feb 27 Gulfstream Park Fountain of Youth Stakes II $300,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt GREATEST HONOUR J. Ortiz C. McGaughey III
Feb 27 Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Park Mile II $200,000 4&up 8f Dirt FEARLESS I. Ortiz, Jr. T. Pletcher
Feb 27 Gulfstream Park Herecomesthebride Stakes III $100,000 3yo f 8.5f Turf CON LIMA I. Ortiz, Jr. T. Pletcher
Feb 27 Gulfstream Park Honey Fox Stakes III $125,000 4&up f/m 8f Turf GOT STORMY T. Gaffalione M. Casse
Feb 27 Gulfstream Park Mac Diarmida Stakes II $200,000 4&up 11f Turf PHANTOM CURRENCY P. Lopez B. Lynch
Feb 27 Gulfstream Park The Very One Stakes III $125,000 4&up f/m 9.5f Turf ANTOINETTE J. Ortiz W. Mott
Feb 27 Oaklawn Park Southwest Stakes III $750,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt ESSENTIAL QUALITY L. Saez B. Cox
Feb 27 Oaklawn Park Razorback Handicap III $600,000 4&up 8.5f Dirt MYSTIC GUIDE L. Saez M. Stidham
Feb 28 Japan Racing Association Hankyu Hai III $838,000 4&up 7f Turf SEIZINGER (JPN) K. Kokubun K. Makita
Feb 28 Japan Racing Association Nakayama Kinen II $1,383,000 4&up 9f Turf SUN APPLETON (JPN) Y. Shibata E. Nakano
Feb 28 Oaklawn Park Bayakoa Stakes III $250,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Dirt MONOMOY GIRL F. Geroux B. Cox
Mar 6 Aqueduct Gotham Stakes III $300,000 3yo 8f Dirt      
Mar 6 Aqueduct Tom Fool Handicap III $200,000 4&up 6f Dirt      
Mar 6 Japan Racing Association Ocean Stakes III $838,000 4&up 6f Turf      
Mar 6 Japan Racing Association Tulip Sho II $1,072,000 3yo f 8f Turf      
Mar 6 Oaklawn Park Honeybee Stakes III $300,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 6 Santa Anita Frank E. Kilroe Mile I $400,000 4&up 8f Turf      
Mar 6 Santa Anita San Carlos Stakes II $200,000 4&up 7f Dirt      
Mar 6 Santa Anita San Felipe Stakes II $300,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 6 Santa Anita Santa Anita Handicap I $400,000 4&up 10f Dirt      
Mar 6 Tampa Bay Downs Challenger Stakes III $100,000 4&up 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 6 Tampa Bay Downs Florida Oaks III $200,000 3yo f 8.5f Turf      
Mar 6 Tampa Bay Downs Hillsborough Stakes II $225,000 4&up f/m 9f Turf      
Mar 6 Tampa Bay Downs Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby II $400,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 7 Japan Racing Association Yayoi Sho II $1,120,000 3yo 10f Turf      
Mar 7 Santa Anita Santa Ysabel Stakes III $100,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 13 Gulfstream Park Hurricane Bertie Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 6.5f Dirt      
Mar 13 Japan Racing Association Nakayama Himba Stakes III $737,000 4&up f/m 9f Turf      
Mar 13 Oaklawn Park Azeri Stakes II $350,000 4&up f/m 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 13 Oaklawn Park Rebel Stakes II $1,000,000 3yo 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 13 Santa Anita Beholder Mile I $300,000 4&up f/m 8f Dirt      
Mar 13 Santa Anita San Simeon Stakes III $100,000 4&up 6f Turf      
Mar 14 Japan Racing Association Fillies' Revue III $1,072,000 3yo f 7f Turf      
Mar 14 Japan Racing Association Kinko Sho II $1,383,000 4&up 10f Turf      
Mar 20 Fair Grounds Muniz Memorial Classic II $300,000 4&up 9f Turf      
Mar 20 Fair Grounds New Orleans Classic II $400,000 4&up 9f Dirt      
Mar 20 Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Oaks II $400,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 20 Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby II $1,000,000 3yo 9.5f Dirt      
Mar 20 Japan Racing Association Falcon Stakes III $780,000 3yo 7f Turf      
Mar 20 Japan Racing Association Flower Cup II $721,000 3yo f 9f Turf      
Mar 20 Santa Anita San Luis Rey Stakes III $100,000 4&up 12f Turf      
Mar 21 Japan Racing Association Hanshin Daishoten II $1,383,000 4&up 15f Turf      
Mar 21 Japan Racing Association Spring Stakes II $1,120,000 3yo 9f Turf      
Mar 27 Gulfstream Park Appleton Stakes III $100,000 4&up 8f Turf      
Mar 27 Gulfstream Park Florida Derby I $750,000 3yo 9f Dirt      
Mar 27 Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Park Oaks II $200,000 3yo f 8.5f Dirt      
Mar 27 Gulfstream Park Hal's Hope Stakes III $100,000 4&up 9f Dirt      
Mar 27 Gulfstream Park Orchid Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 11f Turf      
Mar 27 Gulfstream Park Pan American Stakes II $200,000 4&up 12f Turf      
Mar 27 Japan Racing Association Mainichi Hai III $780,000 3yo 9f Turf      
Mar 27 Japan Racing Association Nikkei Sho II $1,383,000 4&up 12.5f Turf      
Mar 27 Santa Anita Santa Ana Stakes III $100,000 4&up f/m 10f Turf      
Mar 28 Japan Racing Association March Stakes III $737,000 4&up 9f Dirt      
Mar 28 Japan Racing Association Takamatsunomiya Kinen I $2,362,000 4&up 6f 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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