Horse racing: Spa’s Hopeful returns to Grade I status
Saturday, December 1, 2012
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One of the most notable changes made by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association last year was to downgrade the Hopeful at Saratoga Race Course from its long-standing I to II. The most notable change heading into 2013 will be a return to Grade I status for the Hopeful, the biggest stakes race for 2-year-old colts during the Saratoga meet....