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Achievement Stakes

Restricted Stakes race
Achievement Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1953
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Allowances
Purse $150,000

The Achievement Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. An allowance race restricted to three-year-old horses foaled in the province of Ontario, it is held on the July 1 Canada Day holiday and run on Polytrack synthetic dirt over a distance of six furlongs. The race currently offers a purse of $150,000.

First run as the Achievement Handicap at the Fort Erie Racetrack in 1953, over the years the event has been run on both dirt and turf and at a variety of distances:

  • 11/16 miles on dirt : 1953-1957, 1968-1979 (Fort Erie Racetrack)
  • 1 mile on turf : 1958 (Fort Erie Racetrack), 1959-1966 (Woodbine Racetrack)
  • 1 mile on turf : 1967 (Fort Erie Racetrack)
  • 6 furlongs on dirt : 1994 to present (Woodbine Racetrack)


Speed record:

  • 1:08.33 - Tothemoonandback (2006) (at current distance of six furlongs)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Achievement Stakes






2009 El Brujo Patrick Husbands Malcolm Pierce Windways Farm Limited 1:09.21
2008 Stuck in Traffic David Clark Nick Gonzalez M.A.D Racing/Martha Gonzalez 1:08.62
2007 Legal Move Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Woodford Racing LLC 1:10.49
2006 Tothemoonandback Jim McAleney Reade Baker J. Aston, R. Smithen et al. 1:08.33
2005 Quick In Deed Ray Sabourin Abraham R. Katryan Kelynack Racing Stable 1:11.68
2004 Twisted Wit Steven Bahen Robert P. Tiller Ralph Davis 1:08.99
2003 Majestic Wisdom Constant Montpellier Chantal L. Paquette Majestic Thoroughbreds 1:11.06
2002 Rare Friends David Clark Robert P. Tiller Frank Digiulio, Jr./Tiller 1:10.98
2001 Millennium Allstar Robert Landry Sue Leslie Meehan/Leslie/Joseph 1:11.51
2000 Wake At Noon David Clark Abraham R. Katryan Bruno Schickedanz 1:10.33
1999 Sir Lloyd Patrick Husbands Reade Baker L. Simpson et al. 1:10.11
1998 Vice n' Friendly David Clark Josie Carroll Jim & Alice Sapara 1:10.80
1997 John The Magician Ray Sabourin John A. Ross R.M.C. Stable 1:10.40
1996 Laredo Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:10.40
1995 Honky Tonk Tune Robert Landry Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:11.80
1994 O'Martin Dave Penna Michael J. Doyle Kingsbrook Farm 1:12.40
1993 Bold Anthony Jim McAleney Roger Attfield Pedigree Farm 1:26.00
1992 Blitzer Robert Landry Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:27.40
1991 Canadian Silver Dave Penna Michael J. Doyle Pinejoy Stable 1:24.60
1990 Native Factor Sandy Hawley Phil England Frank Stronach 1:24.60
1989 Key Spirit Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:25.80
1988 Regal Intention Jack Lauzon James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:25.20
1987 Steady Power Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:23.60
1986 Silent Link Richard Dos Ramos Cliff Hopmans, Jr. F. H. Sherman 1:26.20
1985 Pre Emptive Strike David Clark Arthur H. Warner R. Kennedy/B. Cullen 1:26.20
1984 Scootch Over Ice Robert King, Jr. Carl F. Chapman A. J. May 1:27.20
1983 Bompago Larry Attard John Cardella Carl Cardella et al. 1:27.20
1982 Black Rule John Bell Emile Allain Mrs. J. Josephson 1:26.40
1981 Frost King Lloyd Duffy Bill Marko T. Smith & B. Marko 1:25.60
1980 My Only Love David Clark Phil England Mrs. M. Sutherland 1:23.00
1979 Bold Agent Sandy Hawley Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 1:44.20
1978 Overskate Robin Platts Gil Rowntree Stafford Farm 1:43.60
1977 Pro Consul George HoSang Brian Ottaway Mrs. G. McCullough 1:43.80
1976 Norcliffe Jeffrey Fell Roger Attfield Norcliffe Stable 1:44.40
1975 Near the High Sea Richard. Grubb Robert P. Tiller J. Laist & E. Fryman 1:44.60
1974 Native Aid Sandy Hawley Edward Mann George C. Hendrie 1:46.20
1973 Come In Dad Sandy Hawley Conrad Cohen H. Tenenbaum 1:43.20
1972 Nice Dancer Sandy Hawley Jerry G. Lavigne Tom Morton & Harlequin 1:42.80
1971 Chatty Cavalier Robin Platts Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Gardiner Farm 1:42.20
1970 Almoner Sandy Hawley Jerry G. Lavigne Parkview Stable 1:44.60
1969 Jumpin Joseph Avelino Gomez Robert S. Bateman Warren Beasley 1:42.60
1968 Phelodie Hugo Dittfach N. Julius J. E. F. Seagram 1:44.40
1967 Pine Point Avelino Gomez Jerry C. Meyer Willow Downs Farm 1:39.00
1966 Ice Water Avelino Gomez Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Gardiner Farm 1:35.40
1965 Victorian Era Avelino Gomez Lou Cavalaris, Jr. A. Case 1:36.00
1964 Langcrest Sam McComb Edward Mann Sydney J. Langill 1:37.00
1963 Son Blue James Fitzsimmons Willie Thurner W. J. Farr 1:36.00
1962 Sun Dan James Fitzsimmons Willie Thurner W. J. Farr 1:36.80
1961 Song of Even James Fitzsimmons Gordon J. McCann Windfields Farm 1:37.00
1960 Naughty Flirt Hugo Dittfach Edward Mann G. R. Gardiner/G. M. Bell 1:42.60
1959 Wonder Where Al Coy Yonnie Starr Maloney & Smythe 1:38.60
1958 Foxy Phil C. O'Brien Arthur H. Warner Lanson Farm 1:39.60
1957 Chopadette Avelino Gomez Gordon J. McCann Winnifred Taylor 1:44.80
1956 Canadian Champ David Stevenson John Passero William R. Beasley 1:47.00
1955 Board of Trade Pat Remillard James C. Bentley Winnifred Taylor 1:48.20
1954 Queen's Own Jose Vina Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 1:44.60
1953 Chain Reaction Nick Combest Richard Townrow Mrs. Elodie Tomlinson 1:44.00



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