Wonder Where Stakes

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Wonder Where Stakes
Restricted race
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1965
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 1 14 miles (10 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Scale Weight
Purse Can$250,000 (2016)

The Wonder Where Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1965 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Held during the end of July/first week in August, it is the third leg of Canadian Triple Tiara series for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies.

Raced on Turf, the Wonder Where Stakes currently offers a purse of Can$250,000. Since inception in 1965, it has been contested at 1 14 miles (10 furlongs) except for 1994 when the distance was set at 1 18 miles (9 furlongs).

The race is named in honor of the champion filly, Wonder Where, Canada's 1959 Horse of the Year and a Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee.

In 2007, Sealy Hill became the first filly to win the Canadian Triple Tiara since the series was created in 1999.

Records[edit]

Speed record: (Through 1998, Woodbine times were recorded in fifths of a second. Since 1999 they are in hundredths of a second)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 7 - Sam-Son Farm (1972, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2013)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2016 Caren Jesse M. Campbell Michael P. De Paulo Robert Marzilli 2:03.10
2015 Season Ticket Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Gary Barber 2:03.01
2014 Lexie Lou Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Gary Barber 2:00.90
2013 Smartyfly Eurico Rosa da Silva Malcolm Pierce Sam-Son Farms 2:03.27
2012 Awesome Fire Chantal Sutherland Nick Gonzalez Urban Fire Corp 2:04.12
2011 Marketing Mix Patrick Husbands Tom Proctor Glen Hill Farm 2:01.21
2010 Free Fee Lady Emma-Jayne Wilson Reade Baker Harlequin Ranches 2:03.40
2009 Tasty Temptation Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Woodford Racing 2:10.81
2008 Northern Kraze Chantal Sutherland Mark Frostad Frostad/Anderson Farms 2:06.78
2007 Sealy Hill Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Melynk Racing 2:02.17
2006 Like a Gem David Clark Daniel J. Vella Garland Williamson 2:05.61
2005 Silver Highlight Martin Dwyer Andrew Balding D.H. Calson & C.D. Miller 2:03.69
2004 My Vintage Port Jono Jones Ken Parsley K. Parsley & R. Pettifer 2:05.08
2003 Alpha Saphire Emile Ramsammy Malcolm Pierce Stronach Stable 2:06.59
2002 Hot Talent Todd Kabel Malcolm Pierce Stronach Stable 2:02.27
2001 Sweetest Thing James McAleney Roger Attfield Canino, Werner & Attfield 2:06.08
2000 Misty Mission Slade Callaghan Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 2:03.30
1999 Free Vacation Laurie Gulas Roger Attfield M. & P. Canino et al. 2:08.78
1998 Kirby's Song Todd Kabel Tino Attard Kirby Canada Farm 2:03.80
1997 One Emotion Mickey Walls Barbara Minshall Minshall Farms 2:05.60
1996 Colorful Vices Emile Ramsammy James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 2:07.80
1995 Sylky Market Emile Ramsammy Ann Kuti T. Molony 2:03.40
1994 Mysteriously Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:47.40
1993 Strong And Steady Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella John G. Sikura & partner 2:01.20
1992 Bally Vaughn Dave Penna David Guitard Kings Lane Farm 2:05.60
1991 Quiet Cleo James McKnight James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 2:04.20
1990 Spinnakers Flying Brian Swatuk James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 2:02.80
1989 Princess Caveat Ray Sabourin John A. Ross Aubrey W. Minshall 2:03.00
1988 Sparrow Lake Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 2:03.60
1987 Misty Magic Richard Dos Ramos Albert Trudell J. G. Wren 2:06.40
1986 Carotene Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 2:14.20
1985 In My Cap Jeffrey Fell James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 2:09.40
1984 Bounding Away David Clark Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 2:04.20
1983 Northern Blossom Dan Beckon Gil Rowntree B. K. Y. Stable 2:07.80
1982 Pensioner George HoSang Emile Allain Helen G. Stollery 2:14.60
1981 Rainbow Connection Gary Stahlbaum Gerry Belanger Fleetwood/Cameron 2:06.80
1980 Leading Witness J. Paul Souter Glenn Mangusson H. & L. Hindmarsh 2:08.00
1979 Glorious Song John LeBlanc Yonnie Starr Frank Stronach 2:11.00
1978 No Politics Larry Attard Peter DiPasquale H. K. Stable 2:14.40
1977 Wasaga Brian Swatuk Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 2:25.40
1976 Sharp Sherry Robin Platts Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 2:10.20
1975 Momigi Gary Melanson John Morahan K. Hayato 2:03.80
1974 Lost Majorette Lloyd Duffy Jerry Lavigne T. A. Morton 2:06.20
1973 Musketeer Miss Robin Platts Pat Remillard Hedley McDougald 2:07.40
1972 Takaring Avelino Gomez Arthur H. Warner Sam-Son Farm 2:04.40
1971 Painted Pony James Kelly Morris Fishman L. Erlick 2:01.60
1970 Mary of Scotland Sandy Hawley Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Gardiner Farm 2:10.00
1969 Not Too Shy Avelino Gomez Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 2:04.60
1968 Golden Garter Fernando Toro George S. Nemett Bill Beasley 2:06.00
1967 Speedy Sonnet Hugo Dittfach Arrthur H. Warner Armstrong Bros. 2:05.40
1966 Ice Water Avelino Gomez Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Gardiner Farm 2:06.00
1965 Northern Queen Wayne Harris Horatio Luro Windfields Farm 2:09.20
* In 1973, Square Angel finished first but was disqualified and set back to second.

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