What are stakes?

  • (noun): The money risked on a gamble.
    Synonyms: stake, bet, wager

Some articles on stakes:

Eight Thirty
... Racing at age two in 1938, Eight Thirty won two important graded stakes races but was overshadowed by William Ziegler, Jr.'s Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt El Chico ... and Challedon, in one month alone, Eight Thirty won four straight important stakes races ... He sired 44 stakes winners and was the damsire of 1962 Belmont Stakes winner Jaipur ...
Poseidon (horse) - Racing Career - Season 1906/07 - Three-year-old
... First came the VATC Eclipse Stakes in record time, then just two days later the Caulfield Cup in race record time, the VRC Victoria Derby, and finally the VRC Melbourne Cup ... returned in the autumn and continued on his winning ways with wins in the VATC St Helier Stakes, VRC St Leger Stakes, and the VRC Loch Plate ... He then finished second to Dividend in the three mile VRC Champion Stakes, before heading back to Sydney for the Autumn Racing Carnival ...
... major race victories included the 1979 AJC Epsom Handicap, AJC George Main Stakes and the STC Hill Stakes ... Imposera (1988 MRC Caulfield Cup) and Imprimatur (1986 AJC Spring Champion Stakes) ...
Kris Kin - Race Record
... October 2002 Unfuwain EBF Maiden Stakes 7 Newmarket-Rowley M 7 20/1 15. 14.5 124.71 Johnny Murtagh Michael Stoute 02002-10-2525 October 2002 Weatherbys Bank EBF Maiden Stakes 7 Doncaster ...
Distorted Humor - Progeny Record
2007 2008 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap, 2008 Azeri Stakes, Fleur de Lis Handicap 2008, Delaware Handicap 2008 Commentator, 2005/2008 Whitney ... Revere Stakes Z Humor, finished first in a dead heat with Turf War in the 2007 running of the Delta Jackpot Stakes Regal Ransom, 2009 UAE Derby, Super Derby Justenuffhumor, 2009 Bernard Baruch Handicap Endorsement ... Davis Stakes ...

Famous quotes containing the word stakes:

    This man was very clever and quick to learn anything in his line. Our tent was of a kind new to him; but when he had once seen it pitched, it was surprising how quickly he would find and prepare the pole and forked stakes to pitch it with, cutting and placing them right the first time, though I am sure that the majority of white men would have blundered several times.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men.
    William Empson (1906–1984)