As the 2022 racing calendar passes its halfway point, the top of the list among breeders by North American graded stakes wins remains unchanged, with Godolphin continuing to pad its comfortable lead.

The breeding operation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has accounted for eight winners of 13 North American graded stakes races through July 5, both the most among breeders.

Two runners lead the charge of Godolphin blue in North America, each posting a trio of graded stakes victories this season.

Speaker’s Corner, a son of Street Sense, has tallied victories in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap, the G2 Gulfstream Park Mile, and G3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes for Bill Mott.

His campaign as a top runner from seven furlongs to a mile has been practically mirrored by his female counterpart Matareya, a Brad Cox-trained daughter of Pioneerof the Nile who has taken down the G1 Acorn Stakes, G2 Eight Belles Stakes, and G3 Beaumont Stakes.

The race for second is neck-and-neck between Juddmonte Farms and Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, each with five winners of six graded stakes.

The Juddmonte operation is headed up by Obligatory, a daughter of Curlin with wins in the G1 Derby City Distaff and G3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes. The Stonestreet-bred contingent is led by Grade 1 winners Clairiere and Pauline’s Pearl.

Leading Breeders By 2022 North American Graded Stakes Winners, Through July 5

BreederGraded
Winners
Graded
Wins
Godolphin813
Juddmonte Farms56
Stonestreet TB Holdings56
Spendthrift Farm34
Calumet Farm33
Gainesway24
Sam-Son Farm24
Ashview Farm & Colts Neck23
Brereton C. Jones23
Helen Groves Revocable Trust23
Orpendale23
Westwind Farm23
WinStar Farm23
Machmer Hall22
Rosilyn Polan22
Town & Country Farms22
Whisper Hill Farm22


Godolphin-Bred Graded Stakes Winners In 2022

HorseSireTrainerRaceTrack
Cody’s WishCurlinWilliam MottG3 WestchesterBel
MatareyaPioneerof the NileBrad CoxG1 AcornBel
MatareyaPioneerof the NileBrad CoxG2 Eight BellesCD
MatareyaPioneerof the NileBrad CoxG3 BeaumontKee
Main EventBernardiniGeorge WeaverG3 KentDel
NostalgicMedaglia d’OroWilliam MottG3 GazelleAqu
PrevalenceMedaglia d’OroBrendan WalshG3 CommonwealthKee
SantinDistorted HumorBrendan WalshG1 Turf ClassicCD
ScaldingNyquistShug McGaugheyG3 ChallengerTam
ScaldingNyquistShug McGaugheyG3 Ben AliKee
Speaker’s CornerStreet SenseWilliam MottG1 CarterAqu
Speaker’s CornerStreet SenseWilliam MottG2 Gulfstream Park MileGP
Speaker’s CornerStreet SenseWilliam MottG3 Fred W. HooperGP

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