Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Not All Are Lonely At The Top After Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup weekend has a way of swinging the American Graded Stakes Standings in one of two directions: It either throws the rankings into chaos after the right connections get hot over a pair of graded stakes-filled cards, or it confirms the leaders that were in place when the weekend began.

With the 2019 renewal of the Breeders’ Cup in the books, it appears the answer is the latter. No divisional leaders were toppled by the world-class card, and many of those on the mountaintop have a more comfortable cushion over their contemporaries than they did a month ago.

However, there were a few categories that became more heated after the Breeders’ Cup races were tallied. The yearlong struggle between Stonestreet Farm and Calumet Farm for the leading breeder spot by graded stakes winners is once again at a stalemate, with each posting seven winners of nine graded stakes races in 2019.

Stonestreet Farm made up ground on Calumet in the “breeder” column by winning the Grade 3 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland, then taking the Grade 2 Chilukki Stakes at Churchill Downs with Sally’s Curlin.

The race for leading jockey also became much tighter after the Breeders’ Cup. Javier Castellano still sits atop the division with 34 wins, but Irad Ortiz Jr. pulled within one win of the leader.

Castellano added two wins at the Breeders’ Cup aboard British Idiom in the Juvenile Fillies and Belvoir Bay in the Turf Sprint. Ortiz picked up four wins at the event, taking the Classic on Vino Rosso, the Turf aboard Bricks and Mortar, the Dirt Mile aboard Spun to Run, and the Juvenile Turf Sprint on Four Wheel Drive.

Leading trainer Chad Brown continued to add to his insurmountable advantage in his division in the Breeders’ Cup, saddling Turf winner Bricks and Mortar, Mile winner Uni, and Juvenile Turf winner Structor.

Graded Stakes Winners by Consignor          
Rank Consignor Winners (Wins)
1 Taylor Made 25 (32)
2 Lane’s End 15 (27)
3 Gainesway 11 (19)
4 Eaton Sales 7 (13)
Brookdale Sales 7 (10)
6 Wavertree Stables 6 (8)
7 Select Sales 5 (7)
Darby Dan Farm 5 (5)
Niall Brennan Stables 5 (5)
Graded Stakes Winners by Breeder          
Rank Breeder Winners (Wins)
1 Calumet Farm 7 (9)
Stonestreet Farm 7 (9)
3 Godolphin 6 (7)
WinStar Farm 6 (6)
5 Pin Oak Stud 4 (7)
Gary & Mary West 4 (6)
Adena Springs 4 (5)
Graded Stakes Winners by Sire          
Rank Name Winners (Wins)
1 Curlin 11 (15)
2 Tapit 9 (12)
Candy Ride 9 (9)
4 Medaglia d’Oro 8 (13)
5 Into Mischief 6 (10)
Street Sense 6 (7)
7 Quality Road 5 (8)
Twirling Candy 5 (8)
Ghostzapper 5 (7)
More Than Ready 5 (7)
Blame 5 (6)
Hard Spun 5 (6)
Uncle Mo 5 (6)
Speightstown 5 (5)
Graded Stakes Winners by Trainer          
Rank Trainer Winners (Wins)
1 Chad Brown 31 (51)
2 Steve Asmussen 12 (24)
3 Mark Casse 10 (14)
Bob Baffert 10 (13)
Todd Pletcher 10 (12)
6 Bill Mott 9 (12)
Phil D’Amato 9 (11)
Richard Baltas 9 (10)
9 Brad Cox 8 (14)
John Sadler 8 (12)
11 Mike Maker 7 (10)
Graham Motion 7 (7)
13 Jerry Hollendorfer 6 (12)
Graded Stakes Wins by Jockey          
Rank Name Wins
1 Javier Castellano 34
2 Irad Ortiz, Jr. 33
3 Jose Ortiz 26
John Velazquez 26
5 Joel Rosario 24
6 Flavien Prat 21
7 Ricardo Santana Jr. 16
8 Mike Smith 15
9 Luis Saez 14
10 Tyler Gaffalione 11
Drayden Van Dyke 11
Total Graded Stakes Wins by Horse          
Rank Horse Wins
1 Midnight Bisou 7
2 Bricks and Mortar 6
3 Mitole 5
Vasilika 5
5 Cambier Parc 4
Code of Honor 4
Come Dancing 4
Mr. Money 4
Graded Stakes Winners by Sale          
Rank Sale Winners
1 Keeneland Sept. 170
2 Keeneland Nov. 31
3 OBS April 29
FT MID May 18
5 OBS March 18
6 FT Saratoga 17
7 FT October 15
8 Keeneland Jan. 12
9 Tattersalls Oct. 11
10 FT Gulfstream 9
FT July 9
Graded Stakes Wins by Sales Company          
Rank Sale Company Wins
1 Keeneland 215
2 Fasig-Tipton 80
3 OBS 61
4 Tattersalls 22
5 Arqana 14
6 Barretts 9
7 Goffs 8
8 CTHS Ontario 4

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