Cup and Saucer Stakes
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1 1⁄16 miles (8.5 furlongs)|
|Qualification||Two-year-olds foaled in Canada|
The Cup and Saucer Stakes is a thoroughbred horse race held annually in October at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Open to two-year-old horses foaled in Canada, it is currently run at a distance of 1 1⁄16 miles on turf. The race was known as Mrs. Orpen's Cup and Saucer Handicap until 1947 and then the Orpen Cup and Saucer Handicap from 1947 to 1949.
Raced from 1937 to 1952 on dirt at a distance of 1 mile 70 yards at Toronto's now defunct Long Branch Racetrack, World War II consolidations saw the race shifted to the Dufferin Racetrack from 1943 to 1945 before returning to Long Branch in 1946. In 1953 the racing distance was increased to 1 1⁄16 miles and remained at that distance after moving to the new Woodbine Racetrack in 1956. Converted to a turf race in 1959, the Cup and Saucer was raced at 1 1⁄8 miles from 1973 to 1982 but then reverted to its 1 1⁄16 miles in 1983.
Along with its dirt race counterpart, the Coronation Futurity Stakes, the Cup and Saucer Stakes is the richest race for two-year-olds foaled in Canada.
The 1963 running was notable for who did not win as the future U.S. and Canadian Hall Of Famer Northern Dancer finished second.
Time record: (at the present distance of 1 1⁄16 miles)
- 1:41.43 - Pyramid Park (2005)
Most wins by an owner:
- 13 - Sam-Son Farm (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001)
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by a trainer:
- 10 - James E. Day (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994)
Winners of the Cup and Saucer Stakes
- Run in two divisions in 1950 and 1977. The second division in 1977 was won by Overskate but he was disqualified and set back to fourth.