Category:Grade 1 stakes races in the United States
Each year the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association releases a list of stakes for thoroughbred horses. The Committee grades stakes and handicaps into three grades: Grade I, Grade II and Grade III. The largest races are Grade I. The committee uses as 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.
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 Turf raced in the Arlington Million then the race would almost certainly be a Grade One.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
Pages in category "Grade 1 stakes races in the United States"
The following 97 pages are in this category, out of 97 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
- Ballerina Stakes
- Beholder Mile Stakes
- Beldame Stakes
- Belmont Derby
- Belmont Oaks
- Belmont Stakes
- Bing Crosby Stakes
- Breeders' Cup Classic
- Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
- Breeders' Cup Distaff
- Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
- Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint top three finishers
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies top three finishers
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile top three finishers
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf
- Breeders' Cup Sprint
- Breeders' Futurity Stakes