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
|Stonestreet TB Holdings||5||6|
|Ashview Farm & Colts Neck||2||3|
|Brereton C. Jones||2||3|
|Helen Groves Revocable Trust||2||3|
|Town & Country Farms||2||2|
|Whisper Hill Farm||2||2|
Godolphin-Bred Graded Stakes Winners In 2022
|Cody’s Wish||Curlin||William Mott||G3 Westchester||Bel|
|Matareya||Pioneerof the Nile||Brad Cox||G1 Acorn||Bel|
|Matareya||Pioneerof the Nile||Brad Cox||G2 Eight Belles||CD|
|Matareya||Pioneerof the Nile||Brad Cox||G3 Beaumont||Kee|
|Main Event||Bernardini||George Weaver||G3 Kent||Del|
|Nostalgic||Medaglia d’Oro||William Mott||G3 Gazelle||Aqu|
|Prevalence||Medaglia d’Oro||Brendan Walsh||G3 Commonwealth||Kee|
|Santin||Distorted Humor||Brendan Walsh||G1 Turf Classic||CD|
|Scalding||Nyquist||Shug McGaughey||G3 Challenger||Tam|
|Scalding||Nyquist||Shug McGaughey||G3 Ben Ali||Kee|
|Speaker’s Corner||Street Sense||William Mott||G1 Carter||Aqu|
|Speaker’s Corner||Street Sense||William Mott||G2 Gulfstream Park Mile||GP|
|Speaker’s Corner||Street Sense||William Mott||G3 Fred W. Hooper||GP|