2017 Graded Stakes

The 2017 graded stakes approved by AQHA.

Q-Racing Journal

The AQHA has released its graded stakes list for 2017.

The 2017 graded stakes have been approved, and can be viewed at the Graded Stakes page.

Races with elevated grades:
John Alleman Memorial Stakes at Delta Downs, from a Restricted Grade 3 to a Restricted Grade 2
Lone Star Distance Challenge at Lone Star Park, from no grade to a Grade 3
Mid-City Stakes at Fair Grounds, from a Restricted Grade 3 to a Restricted Grade 2
Mr Jet Moore Handicap at Ruidoso Downs, from a Grade 3 to a Grade 2
Mr Jet Moore Stakes at Remington Park, from a Restricted Grade 3 to a Restricted Grade 2
Opelousas Stakes at Evangeline Downs, from a Restricted race to a Restricted Grade 2
Prairie Meadows Distaff Challenge at Prairie Meadows, from no grade to a Grade 3
TQHA 550 Stakes at Retama Park, from a Restricted race to a Restricted Grade 3

Races with downgraded grades:
New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes at SunRay Park, from a Restricted Grade 2 to a Restricted Grade 3
Retama Park Derby at Retama Park, from a Grade 3 to no grade
Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes at SunRay Park, from a Restricted Grade 2 to a Restricted Grade 3

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