After a review, the American Graded Stakes Committee has ruled that the July 27 Martha Washington Stakes lost its grade III status this year. The event, scheduled for the turf, was run on the main track and automatically downgraded under committee policy.
The Martha Washington was conducted as a listed stakes for this year only.
The committee automatically downgrades off-the-turf events by one grade, but then goes back and reviews the race. It has the option of reinstating the grade awarded to the race or downgrading it for that year.