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Shanya
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« on: October 17, 2007, 08:49:25 PM »

I was wondering what order are the race 'grades' in?
For example, my horse's qualifying race is NW2 Allowance. Is NW3 next or NW? Etc. Obviously GI is highest and Maiden is lowest but I'm vague on the inbetween.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 08:51:08 PM »

From the FAQ:

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The three main classes of races are maidens/claimers, allowances, and stakes.

Maiden Race (Pre-2008: GIII races) - Open to horses who have never won a race. (Purse will range from $10,000 to $25,000)

Claiming Race (Pre-2008: GIII races) - Open to any horse, except stakes winners. All horses in this race may be claimed for a price specific to that race. (Claiming prices generally run from $5,000 to $50,000) (Purse will range from $10,000 to $35,000)

Starter Allowance (Pre-2008: GII races) - Open to any horse who has run in a claiming race in the last year. (Purse will range from $20,000 to $30,000)

NW1 Allowance (Pre-2008: GII races) - Open to any horse who has not won 1 allowance/stakes race (may have won a maiden race, and/or numerous claiming races). (Purse will range from $25,000 to $35,000)

NW2 Allowance (Pre-2008: GII races) - Open to any horse who has not won 2 allowance/stakes races (may have won a maiden race, and/or numerous claiming races). (Purse will range from $35,000 to $45,000)

NW3 Allowance (Pre-2008: GII races) - Open to any horse who has not won 3 allowance/stakes races (may have won a maiden race, and/or numerous claiming races). (Purse will range from $45,000 to $55,000)

Allowance (Pre-2008: GII races) - Open to any horse. (Purse will range from $35,000 to $70,000)

Ungraded Stakes (Pre-2008: GI races) - Open to any horse. Does
not count as a black type stakes race. (Purse will range from $75,000 to $100,000)

Grade 3 Stakes (Pre-2008: GI races) - Open to any horse. Does count as a black type stakes race. (Purse will range from $100,000 to $250,000)

Grade 2 Stakes (Pre-2008: GI races) - Open to any horse. Does count as a black type stakes race. (Purse will range from $100,000 to $500,000)

Grade 1 Stakes (Pre-2008: GI races) - Open to any horse. Does count as a black type stakes race. (Purse will range from $150,000 to $1,000,000)
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