Maple Leaf Stakes

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Maple Leaf Stakes
Grade III Stakes race
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario
Inaugurated 1892
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com/qct/default.asp
Race information
Distance 1 14 miles (10 furlongs)
Surface Polytrack
Track left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, 3-Years-Old & Up
Weight Allowances
Purse $150,000

The Maple Leaf Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Run during the first part of November, the Grade III Maple Leaf is open to fillies aged three or older. Raced over a distance of one and one-quarter miles on Polytrack synthetic dirt, it currently offers a purse of $150,000.

Inaugurated in 1892, the Maple Leaf Stakes has been competed at a variety of distances. Since 1956, when the new Woodbine Racetrack hosted the event, the race distance have been set as follows:

  • 1 116 miles : 1956-1958 at Woodbine Racetrack, 1959 and 1965 at Greenwood Raceway
  • 1 mile : 1960-1964 at Greenwood Raceway
  • 1 14 miles : 1966-1993 at Greenwood Raceway and since 1994 at Woodbine Racetrack

Records[edit]

Speed record: (at current distance of 1 14 miles)

  • 2:02.18 - Pachattack (2010)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 6 - Donnie Walker (1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)
  • Pat Remillard won the Maple Leaf Stakes four times as a jockey (1934,1936, 1942, 1949) and then again as a trainer in 1973.

Winners of the Maple Leaf Stakes since 1959[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2015 Flipcup 4 Luis Contreras William I. Mott Team Penney/Wachtel Stable/Brous Stable 2:03.42
2014 Strut the Course 4 Luis Contreras Barb Minshall John Unger 2:02.74
2013 Moonlight Beauty 7 Gary Boulanger John P. LeBlanc, Jr. William Gierkink 2:04.89
2012 Smart Sting 4 Eurico Da Silva Roger Attfield Stronach Stables 2:03.77
2011 Masked Maiden 3 Omar Moreno Mark Casse Nuckols Farm/D. Oxley 2:04.96
2010 Pachattack 4 Chantal Sutherland Gerard Butler M. V. Deegan 2:02.18
2009 Serenading 5 Patrick Husbands Josie Carroll Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings/Glenn Sikura 2:06.19
2008 Tell It as It Is 4 Emma-Jayne Wilson James Smith Cinnamont Stable 2:04.99
2007 Like A Gem 4 Emma-Jayne Wilson Daniel J. Vella Hillsbrook Farms 2:03.51
2006 Howaboutrightnow 3 Emma-Jayne Wilson Mark E. Casse Norm Casse 2:07.66
2005 Ballroom Deputy 4 Dino Luciani Josie Carroll Padua Stables 2:05.77
2004 One For Rose 5 Emile Ramsammy Sid C. Attard Tucci Stables 2:04.87
2003 One For Rose 4 Emile Ramsammy Sid C. Attard Tucci Stables 2:03.50
2002 Lady Shari 3 Constant Montpellier David Cotey Dominion Bloodstock 2:06.22
2001 Catch The Ring 4 Robert Landry Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 2:03.62
2000 On A Soapbox 4 Gary Boulanger Niall O'Callaghan Gary A. Tanaka 2:05.94
1999 With Flair 3 David Clark Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 2:05.54
1998 No Foul Play 4 Steve Bahen Margaret Spencer Margaret Spencer 2:06.20
1997 Blue and Red 5 Todd Kabel Sid C. Attard Jim Dandy Stable 2:04.60
1996 Wings of Erin 4 Jim McAleney Thomas O'Keefe Roberts / Matthews 2:09.00
1995 Wings of Erin 3 K. Willey Thomas O'Keefe Roberts / Matthews 2:02.60
1994 Smiles With A Fist 4 Dave Penna Michelle Bonte Gierkink / Bonte 2:05.80
1993 Dance For Donna 4 Robert Landry Sherry Noakes Aubrey W. Minshall 2:07.00
1992 Adorned 5 Robert Landry Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 2:05.80
1991 Musical Respite 3 Daniel J. David R. Wright Sheehan Farms 2:06.40
1990 Star Standing 3 P. Johnson Peter M. Vestal M. J. Ryan 2:05.80
1989 One For Bert 4 Jim McAleney John Cardella M. & N. Nosowenko 2:07.60
1988 Arcroyal 4 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 2:09.20
1987 Triple Wow 4 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 2:08.20
1986 Gypsy Sunshine 3 Irwin Driedger Gerry Belanger Trillium Stable 2:08.60
1985 In My Cap 3 Irwin Driedger James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 2:07.00
1984 Sintrillium 6 Brian Swatuk Conrad Cohen Frank Stronach 2:08.80
1983 Sintrillium 5 Brian Swatuk Conrad Cohen Frank Stronach 2:10.60
1982 Eternal Search 4 Brian Swatuk Edward Mann Jim Dandy Stable 2:09.80
1981 Quantra 3 George HoSang Jerry G. Lavigne Paddockhurst Stable 2:07.80
1980 Orphanella 4 J. Paul Souter A. Wick Aubrey W. Minshall 2:05.80
1979 Glorious Song 3 John LeBlanc Fred H. Loschke Frank Stronach 2:08.80
1978 Male Strike 4 Jim Walford John Cardella M. M. Anaka 2:08.00
1977 Bye Bye Paris 4 Jeffrey Fell Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 2:05.40
1976 Bye Bye Paris 3 Jeffrey Fell Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 2:03.80
1975 Lovely Sunrise 4 Brian Swatuk Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 2:06.20
1974 Lovely Sunrise 3 John LeBlanc Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 2:04.00
1973 Musketeer Miss 3 John Bell Pat Remillard Mrs. J. A. McDougald 2:09.40
1972 Lauries Dancer 4 Sandy Hawley James C. Bentley Helen G. Stollery 2:07.60
1971 Page Me Doll 4 D. Thomas Glenn Magnusson J. W. Wright 2:05.20
1970 Not Too Shy 4 Sandy Hawley Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 2:10.60
1969 Not Too Shy 3 Brian Swatuk Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 2:05.20
1968 Hometown News 3 Richard Grubb Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 2:07.40
1967 Hinemoa 4 Avelino Gomez Paul Cooper Doug Banks 2:06.40
1966 Hinemoa 3 Wayne Harris Paul Cooper Doug Banks 2:06.20
1965 Lady Victoria 3 Jim Fitzsimmons R. Richards Windfields Farm 1:45.60
1964 Ciboulette 3 Eric Walsh Duke Campbell Jean-Louis Levesque 1:39.40
1963 Court Royal 4 Jim Fitzsimmons N. Julius J. E. Frowde Seagram 1:40.00
1962 Golden Turkey 4 H. Bolin W. Sayles A. G. Hedges 1:41.60
1961 Golden Turkey 3 B. DeSpirito W. Sayles A. G. Hedges 1:38.20
1960 Skinny Minny 3 Al Coy John Passero William R. Beasley 1:38.20
1959 Wonder Where 3 Al Coy Yonnie Starr Maloney & Smythe 1:44.60
  • In 1973 Sharp Quill finished first but was disqualified and set back to second.
  • In 1994, Plenty Of Sugar finished first but was disqualified and set back to third.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1958 - Windy Answer
  • 1957 - Turn Me Loose
  • 1956 - Air Page
  • 1955 - Festivity
  • 1954 - June Brook
  • 1953 - Winter Lady
  • 1952 - Teddy's Sister
  • 1951 - Teddy's Sister
  • 1950 - Filsis
  • 1949 - Tab Wales
  • 1948 - Ascendant
  • 1947 - Yellowknife
  • 1946 - Floral Gift
  • 1945 - Floral Gift
  • 1944 - Sister Pat
  • 1943 - Patruska
  • 1942 - Passa Grille
  • 1941 - Passa Grille
  • 1940 - Koracan
  • 1939 - Budsis
  • 1938 - Mona Bell
  • 1937 - Fore Isus
  • 1936 - Ladymuch
  • 1935 - Chickpen
  • 1934 - Candy Feast
  • 1933 - Shady Well
  • 1932 - Shady Well
  • 1931 - Step Off
  • 1930 - Lindsay
  • 1929 - Dance Circle
  • 1928 - Best Bonnett
  • 1927 - Tattling
  • 1926 - Tattling
  • 1925 - Tricky Take Off
  • 1924 - Vrana
  • 1923 - Prismar
  • 1922 - Affectation
  • 1921 - Sudor
  • 1920 - Ostara
  • 1915 - Lady Curzon
  • 1914 - Dark Rosaleen
  • 1913 - Sarolta
  • 1912 - Amberite
  • 1911 - Bride Lane
  • 1910 - Frolic
  • 1909 - Mendip
  • 1908 - Cannie Maid
  • 1907 - Sea Wall
  • 1906 - Fair Havana
  • 1905 - Maid of Barrie
  • 1904 - Loupanga
  • 1903 - Prodigality
  • 1902 - Lyddite
  • 1901 - Lady Berkley
  • 1900 - Barley Sugar
  • 1899 - Toddle Ladle
  • 1898 - Violent
  • 1897 - Downright
  • 1896 - Melcha
  • 1895 - Waterflow
  • 1894 - Nancy Lee
  • 1893 - Bonnie Bluff
  • 1892 - Queen Mary

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