Grades rescinded for Pa. stakes

Updated: December 5, 2009, 9:21 PM ET
By Matt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

The American Graded Stakes Committee has rescinded the grades for three stakes races held in Pennsylvania in 2009 -- the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby, the Grade 2 Cotillion Stakes, and the Grade 3 Presque Isle Downs Masters -- because horses that participated in the stakes were not tested for alkalizing agents, racing officials said late on Friday.

The three races are the only graded stakes races held in Pennsylvania. In making the decision to rescind the grades, the committee said in a memo ...

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