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- 12/4/2010 - GIRLS CAN RUN FAST TOO
Yesterday, the American Graded Stakes Committee announced their official upgrades and downgrades. I'm sure, if you looked carefully enough, you could make plenty of arguments about races that were rewarded for their importance and races that were penalized for their loss of impact. However, there is certainly one race that sticks out amongst them all. The committee decided that the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, for colts, was worthy of a promotion from Grade II to a Grade I. I wholeheartedly agree and applaud this move upward. However, the female counterpart of that same race, namely the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, remains a Grade II. — (click here to read the entire article)
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