Off-the-Turf Jaipur Recorded as Listed Race
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 6/11/2013 2:56:08 PM
Last Updated: 6/12/2013 8:15:02 PM
Souper Speedy running in the Jaipur Stakes.
The Jaipur Stakes, originally carded as a grade III on turf June 7 at Belmont Park but automatically downgraded to a listed stakes and run over the sloppy main track, will not have its graded status restored for this renewal.
It is the policy of the American Graded Stakes Committee that a race scheduled for the turf course but moved to the dirt track after closing of nominations because the turf course is unsuitable for racing is automatically downgraded one level for that running only. The running of any race that is automatically downgraded as a result of this policy is immediately reviewed by the AGSC, which may reinstate its former status.
"The American Graded Stakes Committee has reviewed the off-the-turf renewal and has determined the original grade III status will not be reinstated for this renewal," the AGSC said in a release. "The Friday, June 7 renewal of the Jaipur Stakes, originally scheduled as a grade III event over the Belmont Park turf course but conducted as a listed race over the main track, should be recorded as a listed race. The winner of the race is therefore credited with a listed win, and the second- and third-place finishers are credited with listed placings."
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