Kennedy Road Stakes

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Kennedy Road Stakes
Grade II race
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Inaugurated 1906
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 6 furlong sprint
Surface Tapeta synthetic dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse C$200,000 (since 2014)[1]

The Kennedy Road Stakes is a thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Run during the latter part of November, the Grade II sprint race is open to horses aged three and older. Raced over a distance of 6 furlongs, it currently offers a purse of C$200,000. The race was originally run on a natural dirt surface, but since 2006 has been on a synthetic "all weather" surface (Polytrack from 2005 to 2015, Tapeta starting in 2016).[1]

Inaugurated in 1989 as the Kennedy Road Handicap, it was named in honour of Kennedy Road, the 1973 Canadian Horse of the Year and a Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee.


Speed record:

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 6 - Todd Kabel (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006)

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Kennedy Road Stakes[edit]

2017 Pink Lloyd 5 Eurico Rosa Da Silva Robert P. Tiller Entourage Stable 1:08.46
2016 Stacked Deck 5 Rafael Manuel Hernandez Barbara J. Minshall Bruce Lunsford 1:08.19
2015 Stacked Deck 4 Luis Contreras Barbara J. Minshall Bruce Lunsford 1:08.34
2014 Calgary Cat 4 Eurico Rosa Da Silva Kevin Attard Chesney/Hoffman 1:08.46
2013 Bear No Joke 5 Emma-Jayne Wilson Reade Baker Bear Stables 1:08.63
2012 Bear Tough Tiger 4 Justin Stein Reade Baker Bear Stables 1:08.77
2011 Essence Hit Man 4 Jesse Campbell Audre Cappuccitti Audre & Gordon Cappuccitti 1:08.75
2010 Ravalo 6 Jeffrey Sanchez Donald Barr Lindy M. Redding 1:09.00
2009 Smokey Fire 4 Emma-Jayne Wilson Sid C. Attard Jim Dandy Stable 1:08.49
2008 Shadowless 3 Justin Stein David R. Bell Heather M. Takahashi 1:09.08
2007 Connections 6 Jeremy Rose Michael Dini Ruman Stable 1:08.78
2006 Main Executive 4 Todd Kabel Radlie Loney Bruno Brother Farm 1:10.02
2005 Are You Serious 3 Corey Fraser Robert P. Tiller R. Tiller & F. DiGiulio, Jr. 1:09.40
2004 race cancelled due to weather conditions
2003 Chris's Bad Boy 6 Jono Jones Vito Armata Alpine Stable 1:08.05
2002 Cheap Talk 3 Patrick Husbands Robert P. Tiller R. Tiller & T. Lottridge 1:09.50
2001 Olympian 4 Todd Kabel John Cardella Rexdale Stable & Partner 1:09.77
2000 Wake At Noon 3 David Clark Abraham R. Katryan Bruno Schickedanz 1:10.89
1999 Great Defender 3 Slade Callaghan Ross Armata Robert & Shirley Wilson 1:08.17
1998 Uncle Woger 3 Patrick Husbands Abraham R. Katryan Brandon Brako Stable 1:09.20
1997 All Firmed Up 5 Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:10.80
1996 Goldminers Gold 3 Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:09.60
1995 Blitzer 6 Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:09.80
1994 Blitzer 5 Todd Kabel Robert P. Tiller Frank Stronach 1:09.80
1993 British Banker 5 Dave Penna Michael J. Doyle Dogwood Stable 1:10.20
1992 Canadian Silver 4 Dave Penna Michael J. Doyle Pinejoy Stable 1:09.80
1991 King Corrie 3 Richard Dos Ramos John A. Ross Aubrey W. Minshall 1:09.20
1990 Twist the Snow 4 Larry Attard Angus McArthur Angus McArthur 1:10.00
1989 Mr. Hot Shot 4 James McAleney William Stewart J. Stewart / M. Upton 1:10.40


  1. ^ a b "Kennedy Road Stakes Profile". Retrieved 29 November 2016.