Woodbine Entertainment announced its stakes schedule for the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season with 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.
|Jacques Cartier S||$100,000||4&up,||6f|
|Whimsical S||$125,000||4&up, f/m||6f|
|Fury S||$125,000||3yo, f||7f|
|Star Shoot S||$100,000||3yo, f||6f|
|New Providence S||$100,000||3&up,||6f|
|Selene S||$125,000||3yo, f||8.5f|
|Ballade S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||6f|
|Nassau S||$175,000||3&up, f/m||8f T|
|Connaught Cup S||$175,000||4&up,||7f T|
|Alywow S||$100,000||3yo, f||6.5f T|
|Plate Trial S||$125,000||3yo,||9f|
|Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser||$500,000||3yo, f||9f|
|Hendrie S||$125,000||4&up, f/m||6.5f|
|Steady Growth S||$100,000||3&up,||8.5f|
|Trillium S||$125,000||3&up, f/m||8.5f|
|Singspiel S||$125,000||3&up,||12f T|
|Bold Ruckus S||$100,000||3yo,||6f T|
|Lady Angela S||$100,000||3yo, f||7f|
|Charlie Barley S||$100,000||3yo,||8f T|
|Dance Smartly S||$175,000||3&up, f/m||10f T|
|Highlander S||$250,000||3&up,||6f T|
|King Edward S||$175,000||3&up,||8f T|
|Queen's Plate S||$1,000,000||3yo,||10f|
|Bison City S||$225,000||3yo, f||8.5f|
|Dominion Day S||$125,000||3&up,||10f|
|Zadracarta S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||7f T|
|My Dear S||$100,000||2yo, f||5.5f|
|Ontario Matron S||$125,000||3&up, f/m||8.5f|
|Ontario Colleen S||$125,000||3yo, f||8f T|
|Nijinsky S||$175,000||3&up,||12f T|
|King Corrie S||$100,000||3yo,||6f|
|Toronto Cup S||$100,000||3yo,||9f T|
|Royal North S||$175,000||3&up, f/m||6f T|
|Shady Well S||$125,000||2yo, f||5.5f T|
|Eternal Search S||$100,000||3yo, f||8.5f|
|Victoriana S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||8.5f T|
|Duchess S||$100,000||3yo, f||7f|
|Flaming Page S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||12f T|
|Seagram Cup S||$125,000||3&up,||8.5f|
|Wonder Where S||$225,000||3yo, f||10f T|
|Breeders' S||$400,000||3yo,||12f T|
|Sky Classic S||$175,000||3&up,||11f T|
|Play the King S||$175,000||3&up,||7f T|
|Catch a Glimpse S||$100,000||2yo, f||6f T|
|Seaway S||$125,000||3&up, f/m||7f|
|Soaring Free S||$100,000||2yo,||6f T|
|Algoma S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||8.5f|
|Elgin S||$100,000||3&up, c/g||8.5f|
|Halton S||$100,000||3&up,||12f T|
|Muskoka S||$175,000||2yo, f||6.5f|
|Simcoe S||$175,000||2yo, c/g||6.5f|
|Passing Mood S||$100,000||3yo, f||7f T|
|Ontario Jockey Club S||$100,000||3yo,||6f T|
|La Lorgnette S||$100,000||3yo, f||8.5f|
|Belle Mahone S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||8.5f|
|Bold Venture S||$125,000||3&up,||6.5f|
|Canadian S||$250,000||3&up, f/m||9f T|
|Northern Dancer Turf||$300,000||3&up,||12f T|
|Ricoh Woodbine Mile||$800,000||3&up,||8f T|
|Sweet Briar Too S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||6.5f|
|Natalma S||$250,000||2yo, f||8f T|
|Summer S||$250,000||2yo,||8f T|
|Vice Regent S||$100,000||3yo,||8f T|
|Victorian Queen S||$100,000||2yo, f||6f|
|Bull Page S||$100,000||2yo, c/g||6f|
|Durham Cup S||$125,000||3&up,||9f|
|Ontario Damsel S||$125,000||3yo, f||8f T|
|Classy 'n Smart S||$100,000||3&up, f/m||8.5f|
|Mazarine S||$125,000||2yo, f||8.5f|
|Cup and Saucer S||$225,000||2yo,||8.5f T|
|Bunty Lawless S||$100,000||3&up,||8f T|
|E.P. Taylor S||$500,000||3&up, f/m||10f T|
|Nearctic S||$250,000||3&up,||6f T|
|Pattison Canadian International||$800,000||3&up,||12f T|
|Ruling Angel S||$100,000||3yo, f||6.5f|
|Carotene S||$125,000||3yo, f||9f T|
|Ontario Fashion S||$125,000||3&up, f/m||6f|
|Frost King S||$100,000||2yo,||7f|
|Maple Leaf S||$125,000||3&up, f/m||10f|
|Princess Elizabeth S||$225,000||2yo, f||8.5f|
|La Prevoyante S||$100,000||3yo, f||8.5f|
|Glorious Song S||$100,000||2yo, f||7f|
|South Ocean S||$100,000||2yo, f||8.5f|
|Kennedy Road S||$175,000||3&up,||6f|
|Bessarabian S||$175,000||3&up, f/m||7f|
|Sir Barton S||$100,000||3&up,||8.5f|
|Ontario Lassie S||$125,000||2yo, f||8.5f|
Woodbine Entertainment announced Dec. 21 a donation of $10,000 USD to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) to assist those impacted by the tragic Lilac Fire at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall, California.
Leavem in Malibu scored in the Valedictory Stakes (G3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the Woodbine trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance Dec. 10.
Stronach Stables' Silent Sting came flying through the stretch along the rail to win the $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds Dec. 9 at Woodbine.
Kingsport, who won the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes two years ago, swept by his rivals in the stretch to claim the 2017 edition of the stakes event for Ontario-sired horses Dec. 2 at Woodbine. The race was marred by the death of Conquest Cavalry.
Late-season starter Moonlit Promise earned her third stakes win of the year in as many starts Nov. 26, as she held off Scotty's Model with a gritty performance in the $175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (G2) at Woodbine.
Win the War waited patiently to make her move around fading favorite Grace and Dignity, who set a quick early pace, and drew off to a 11 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine.
Be Vewy Vewy Quiet delivered on his pari-mutuel promise winning the $125,000 Frost King Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds by a head over Silent Sting on a rainy Nov. 18 at Woodbine.
Hopefield Farm's Gigantic Breeze turned the tables on Melmich in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (G2) at Woodbine Nov. 12, as the Giant's Causeway gelding ended a five-race win streak for Melmich.
Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Melmich will try to extend his perfect 2017 season when he faces just four other rivals in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (G2) Nov. 12 at Woodbine.
Alphabet Soup scored an upset win over Cigar in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic
Wayne Spalding and Faron McCubbins' Bullards Alley put on a performance of a lifetime Oct. 15 at Woodbine with an absolute romp at 42-1 odds in the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International Stakes (G1T).
Chiefswood Stable's homebred Tiz a Slam exacted revenge over Holy Helena with a 3 1/4-length victory in Woodbine's $125,000 Ontario Derby (G3) Oct. 15, after finishing second to the filly in the Queen's Plate earlier in the summer.
After two unsuccessful runs in the U.S. in 2015, Blond Me was back in full force Oct. 15 when she battled with Kitten's Roar in the Woodbine stretch and pulled off a win the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (G1T).
Mark Casse pulled off his fifth graded win of the month when his trainee Field of Courage stormed home Oct. 15 to capture the $250,000 Nearctic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine at odds of 40-1.
The focus is on 3-year-old turf fillies Oct. 14, as the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1T) highlights the card at Keeneland, and Belmont Park's $200,000 Pebbles shares top billing with the Futurity (G3) for 2-year-old sprinters.
Stronach Stables' Holy Helena will take on males once again in the $125,000 Ontario Derby (G3) for 3-year-olds, including Preakness Stakes (G1) third-place finisher Senior Investment.
Robert Evans' homebred White Flag has found his best stride sprinting in New York and will ship across the border Oct. 15 with hopes he'll continue his roll in the $250,000 Nearctic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine.
Erupt, who provided a 12-1 upset in last year's Pattison Canadian International (G1T), will look to become the fourth back-to-back winner of the 1 1/2-mile turf race Oct. 15 at Woodbine.
A strong contingent of European group winners will face formidable competition from American runners in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (G1T) going 1 1/4 miles Oct. 15 at Woodbine.
Archaggelos, a 2-year-old half brother to dual classic winner Big Brown, shipped to Woodbine and won the Grey Stakes (G3) impressively on short rest for trainer Michael Dickinson.
Melmich scored a blowout victory in the $125,000 Durham Cup Stakes (G3) to run his win streak to five straight Sept. 30 at Woodbine.
Monticule's Archaggelos, a half brother to dual classic winner Big Brown, heads north to Woodbine for the Grey Stakes (G3).
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced today that Woodbine Entertainment will host TAA Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2017, coinciding with the grade 1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine.
Exploding down the stretch while coming from well off the pace, Irish-bred invader Capla Temptress took the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 17 in her North American debut, stamping her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.