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Penn. retains graded stakes

Updated: April 30, 2010, 9:46 PM ET
By Matt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

The American Graded Stakes Committee has agreed to reinstate the grades from three stakes races run last year in Pennsylvania after the state's racing commission vowed to begin testing for banned levels of alkalinizing agents sometime this year, according to the committee and Pennsylvania regulators.

Under the decision, the 2009 Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes at Philadelphia Park will be restored to Grade 2 races, and the 2009 Masters Stakes at Presque Isle Downs will be restored ...

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