Canadian International Stakes

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Canadian International Stakes
Grade 1 race
CanIntlStakesLogo.jpg
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1938
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Canadian International Stakes
Race information
Distance1 12 miles
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification 3-Years-Old & Up
Weight Weight-For-Age
Purse C$800,000[1]

The Canadian International Stakes is a Grade I stakes race for thoroughbred racehorses three years of age and up on Turf. It is held annually in October at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[2] The current purse is C$$800,000[3]

Since its creation in 1938, the race has undergone many changes including the conditions, track surface, distance, location, and name. The first renewal was run as the Long Branch Championship and was restricted to Canadian-bred three-year-olds. In 1939, it was renamed the Canadian International Stakes and was restricted to Canadian-owned horses. In 1940, the race was opened to horses of all ages, though the owner still had to be a Canadian resident. In 1954, the eligibility was revised to ages three and up with no residence restriction.[4] The race name was modified slightly from 1966 to 1980 when it was known as the Canadian International Championship Stakes. From 1981 through to 1995 the race was known as the Rothmans International for its sponsor, the Canadian subsidiary of Rothmans International plc. Since 2003 it has been sponsored by Pattison Outdoor Advertising.[1]

Inaugurated in 1938 on the dirt at Toronto's Long Branch Racetrack, except for consolidation during World War II it remained there until 1956 when the track closed its doors. Moved to Woodbine Racetrack in 1956, in 1958 it became a turf race.[5]

On dirt:

  • 1938-1941 : ​1 116 miles at Long Branch Racetrack
  • 1942-1945 : ​1 116 miles at Dufferin Racetrack
  • 1946-1952 : ​1 116 miles at Long Branch Racetrack
  • 1953-1954 : ​1 18 miles at Long Branch Racetrack
  • 1955 ​1 316 miles at Long Branch Racetrack
  • 1956-1957 : ​1 58 miles at Woodbine Racetrack

On turf at Woodbine Racetrack:

  • 1958-1986 ​1 58 miles
  • 1987-1993 ​1 12 miles (Out of Chute, inside of main track)
  • 1994–present ​1 12 miles (One full circuit, outside of main track)

Since 1958, winners have come from breeding farms in Canada, the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom, France and Argentina. The Canadian International has been contested by many of the greatest horses, jockeys, and trainers in thoroughbred racing history from around the world. Its success as a North American race drawing an international field helped inspire the creation of the Breeders' Cup races in 1984 which were held at Woodbine in 1996.

The Canadian International has been won by many notable horses. The most renowned renewal was in 1973 when the Canadian International was the final race for Secretariat. His ​6 12 lengths victory is the widest winning margin in the race's history.[6] Other famous winners include Bunty Lawless, voted "Canadian Horse of the Half Century", who won in 1938 and 1941.[7] In 1974, Dahlia was the first European-based horse to win the race, becoming the first horse to win Group / Grade One stakes in England, France, Ireland, Canada and the U.S.[8]

Since Eclipse Award voting began in 1971, eight winners of the International were named Champion turf horse for that year: Secretariat (1973), Dahlia (1974), Snow Knight (1975), Youth (1976), Mac Diarmida (1978), All Along (1983), Singspiel (1996) and Chief Bearhart (1997).[9]

In 2005, the purse for the race was increased to $2 million to help attract European horses who did not choose to enter the Breeders' Cup Turf. The purse was reduced to $1.5 million in 2011, then to $1 million in 2013 and to $800,000 in 2017.[1]

Records[edit]

Time record: (Turf)

  • 1 58 miles: 2:40.00 - Dahlia (1974)
  • 1 12 miles: 2:25.60 - Raintrap (1994)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(m)
(t) / (d)
Time
Win$
2017 Bullards Alley 5 Eurico Rosa Da Silva Tim Glyshaw Wayne Spalding/Faron McCubbins 112 M (t) 2:34.37 $480,000
2016 Erupt 4 Stephane Pasquier Francis-Henri Graffard Niarchos family 112 M (t) 2:30.87 $600,000
2015 Cannock Chase 4 Ryan Moore Michael Stoute Saeed Suhail 112 M (t) 2:29.26 $600,000
2014 Hillstar 4 Ryan Moore Michael Stoute Evelyn de Rothschild 112 M (t) 2:29.00 $600,000
2013 Joshua Tree 6 Ryan Moore Ed Dunlop K. K. Nabooda/K. Albahou 112 M (t) 2:35.45 $600,000
2012 Joshua Tree 5 Frankie Dettori Marco Botti K. K. Nabooda/K. Albahou 112 M (t) 2:30.89 $900,000
2011 Sarah Lynx 4 Christophe Soumillon John Hammond Mrs. Robert G. Ehrnooth 112 M (t) 2:34.90 $900,000
2010 Joshua Tree 3 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien D. Smith, S. Magnier, M. Tabor 112 M (t) 2:32.72 $1,200,000
2009 Champs Elysees 6 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 112 M (t) 2:28.36 $1,200,000
2008 Marsh Side 5 Javier Castellano Neil D. Drysdale Robert S. Evans 112 M (t) 2:28.73 $1,200,000
2007 Cloudy's Knight 7 Ramsey Zimmerman Frank J. Kirby S J Stables LLC 112 M (t) 2:27.71 $1,200,000
2006 Collier Hill 8 Dean McKeown Alan Swinbank R. Hall, D. Abell, R. Crowe 112 M (t) 2:37.34 $1,200,000
2005 Relaxed Gesture 4 Corey Nakatani Christophe Clement Moyglare Stud 112 M (t) 2:32.64 $1,200,000
2004 Sulamani 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 112 M (t) 2:28.64 $900,000
2003 Phoenix Reach 3 Martin Dwyer Andrew Balding Winterbeck Manor Stud 112 M (t) 2:33.62 $900,000
2002 Ballingarry 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Coolmore Stud 112 M (t) 2:31.68 $900,000
2001 Mutamam 6 Richard Hills Alec Stewart Shadwell Racing 112 M (t) 2:28.46 $900,000
2000 Mutafaweq 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 112 M (t) 2:27.62 $900,000
1999 Thornfield 5 Richard Dos Ramos Phil England Knob Hill Stable 112 M (t) 2:32.39 $936,000
1998 Royal Anthem 3 Gary Stevens Henry Cecil The Thoroughbred Corp. 112 M (t) 2:29.60 $630,000
1997 Chief Bearhart 4 Jose Santos Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 112 M (t) 2:29.00 $600,000
1996 Singspiel 4 Gary Stevens Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 112 M (t) 2:33.20 $600,000
1995 Lassigny 4 Pat Day William I. Mott Prince Sultan al Kabeer 112 M (t) 2:29.80 $653,250
1994 Raintrap 4 Robbie Davis André Fabre Juddmonte Farms 112 M (t) 2:25.60 $606,900
1993 Husband 3 Cash Asmussen John Fellows Keswick Stables 112 M (t) 2:36.40 $623,100
1992 Snurge * 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Martyn Arbib 112 M (t) 2:39.00 $636,000
1991 Sky Classic 4 Pat Day Jim Day Sam-Son Farm 112 M (t) 2:27.80 $624,750
1990 French Glory 4 Pat Eddery André Fabre Juddmonte Farms 112 M (t) 2:34.80 $619,650
1989 Hodges Bay 4 Jean Cruguet Willard C. Freeman George E. Robb 112 M (t) 2:33.80 $575,400
1988 Infamy 4 Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani Gerald W. Leigh 112 M (t) 2:29.00 $508,680
1987 River Memories 3 Chris McCarron Robert Collet Alan Clore 112 M (t) 2:32.80 $456,900
1986 Southjet 3 Jose Santos Angel Penna, Sr. Dogwood Stable 158 M (t) 2:54.60 $421,500
1985 Nassipour 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Stephen A. DiMauro Dogwood Stable 158 M (t) 2:48.20 $360,000
1984 Majesty's Prince 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Joseph B. Cantey John D. Marsh 158 M (t) 2:42.80 $360,000
1983 All Along 4 Walter Swinburn Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 158 M (t) 2:45.00 $312,210
1982 Majesty's Prince 3 Eddie Maple Joseph B. Cantey John D. Marsh 158 M (t) 2:49.40 $251,790
1981 Open Call 3 Jorge Velasquez John M. Gaver, Jr. Greentree Stable 158 M (t) 2:53.40 $185,250
1980 Great Neck 4 Mike Venezia Jan H. Nerud Tartan Stable 158 M (t) 2:42.60 $120,000
1979 Golden Act 3 Sandy Hawley Loren Rettele W. Oldknow/R. W. Phipps 158 M (t) 2:48.60 $120,000
1978 Mac Diarmida 3 Jean Cruguet Scotty Schulhofer Jerome M. Torsney 158 M (t) 2:41.20 $111,180
1977 Exceller 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 158 M (t) 2:52.40 $116,100
1976 Youth 3 Sandy Hawley Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 158 M (t) 2:48.00 $114,600
1975 Snow Knight 4 Jorge Velasquez MacKenzie Miller Windfields Farm 158 M (t) 2:43.20 $113,220
1974 Dahlia 4 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 158 M (t) 2:40.00 $91,650
1973 Secretariat 3 Eddie Maple Lucien Laurin Meadow Stable 158 M (t) 2:41.80 $92,755
1972 Droll Role 4 Braulio Baeza Thomas J. Kelly John M. Schiff 158 M (t) 2:51.80 $52,330
1971 One For All 5 Ron Turcotte Horatio Luro John A. Bell lll 158 M (t) 2:45.20 $41,550
1970 Drumtop 4 Chuck Baltazar Roger Laurin James B. Moseley 158 M (t) 2:50.80 $39,900
1969 Vent du Nord * 4 Rudy L. Turcotte Al Scotti Emanuel Mittman 158 M (t) 2:47.20 $45,000
1968 Frenetico 4 Robin Platts Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Gardiner Farm 158 M (t) 2:49.20 $30,900
1967 He's A Smoothie 4 Samuel McComb Warren Beasley William R. Beasley 158 M (t) 2:59.60 $34,500
1966 George Royal 5 Ismael Valenzuela Donald Richardson Hammond & Hall 158 M (t) 2:42.40 $32,700
1965 George Royal 4 Johnny Longden Donald Richardson Hammond & Hall 158 M (t) 3:05.40 $35,800
1964 Will I Rule 4 Ron Turcotte Joe Nash Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr. 158 M (t) 2:47.80 $34,800
1963 The Axe II 5 John L. Rotz John M. Gaver, Sr. Greentree Stable 158 M (t) 2:41.00 $35,600
1962 El Bandito 5 Ray Broussard Joseph H. Pierce, Jr. Edward Seltzer 158 M (t) 2:50.80 $35,700
1961 Our Jeep 4 Sam Boulmetis, Sr. Oleg Dubassoff John M. Schiff 158 M (t) 2:45.80 $32,500
1960 Rocky Royale 4 Kenneth Church Paul L. Kelley Spring Hill Farm 158 M (t) 2:42.20 $35,400
1959 Martini II 5 Charles Clark Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 158 M (t) 2:56.00 $33,000
1958 Jack Ketch 4 Johnny Sellers Harry Trotsek Hasty House Farm 158 M (t) 2:46.60 $34,900
1957 Spinney 4 Juan Sanchez Horatio Luro Louis R. Rowan 158 M (d) 2:46.20 $42,300
1956 Eugenia II 4 Juan Sanchez Horatio Luro W. Arnold Hanger 158 M (d) 2:43.40 $42,700
1955 Park Dandy 5 Bobby Ussery P. Brady William J. Beattie 1316 M (d) 2:00.80 $34,524
1954 Resilient 4 Bennie Green H. W. Williams Killian Farms 118 M (d) 1:54.00 $23,075
1953 Navy Page 3 Nick Shuk Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 118 M (d) 1:53.20 $10,875
1952 Beau Dandy 7 Anthony Licata R. Anderson Wilma Kennedy 1116 M (d) 1:46.00 $5,225
1951 Bull Page 4 Jose Vina Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 1116 M (d) 1:49.00 $5,090
1950 Nephisto 3 Pat Remillard Arthur Brent E. P. Taylor 1116 M (d) 1:46.80 $4,810
1949 Arise 3 Douglas Dodson James C. Bentley Addison Stable 1116 M (d) 1:46.80 $4,800
1948 Canada's Teddy 4 David H. Prater Morris Fishman Mrs. Morris Fishman 1116 M (d) 1:48.00 $3,910
1947 Brown Hostess 4 Len Stroud William Thurner Charles H. Hemstead 1116 M (d) 1:46.20 $2,550
1946 Kingarvie 3 Johnny Dewhurst Arthur Brent Parkwood Stable 1116 M (d) 1:51.40 $2,770
1945 Tulachmore 5 Pat Remillard William E. MacDonald MacDonald Stable 1116 M (d) 1:55.40 $2,900
1944 Be Brief 4 Robert B. Watson Cecil Howard Harry C. Hatch 1116 M (d) 1:47.60 $1,768
1943 Shepperton 4 Robert B. Watson Fred H. Schelke Fred H. Schelke 1116 M (d) 1:51.80 $3,326
1942 Shepperton 3 Robert B. Watson Fred H. Schelke Fred H. Schelke 1116 M (d) 1:52.40 $1,876
1941 Bunty Lawless 6 Tom Aimers Gordon J. McCann Willie F. Morrissey 1116 M (d) 1:49.20 $3,354
1940 Cerisse III 7 Harry Meynell A. Bennie Art J. Halliwell 1116 M (d) 1:46.00 $1,400
1939 Sir Marlboro 3 Charles McTague Walter E. Coburn Conn Smythe 1116 M (d) 1:48.00 $2,450
1938 Bunty Lawless 3 Tom Aimers Jack Anderson Willie F. Morrissey 1116 M (d) 1:45.80 $2,125
  • In 1969 Tradesman won but was disqualified and placed last.
  • In 1992 Wiorno finished first but was disqualified and placed third.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Canadian International Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Thoroughbred racing news at Woodbine Entertainment Archived 2009-12-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ http://www.woodbineentertainment.com/canadianinternational/RaceTrackNewsPage.aspx?NewsId=163914b3-8a02-492f-897f-2859f6b83fbb
  4. ^ "Canadian International History & Records". www.woodbineentertainment.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Canadian International Stakes details 1938-2001 Archived March 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ October 29, 1973 New York Times
  7. ^ "Bunty Lawless". Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dahlia". Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Facts & Figures". www.woodbineentertainment.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 

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