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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....

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