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Ballade Stakes

Restricted Stakes race
Ballade Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1997
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance Six furlong sprint
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
(Ontario Sire Stakes program)
Purse $125,000

The Ballade Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. An Ontario Sire Stakes, it is a restricted race for Filliess and Mares, three-years-old and up.

Run in mid June, it is raced over a distance of 6 furlongs on Polytrack and currently carries a purse of $125,000.


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

  • 1:09.08 - Brass In Pocket (2004)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Barlee Mist (1999, 2000)
  • 2 - Mysterious Affair (2001, 2002)
  • 2 - Brass In Pocket (2003, 2004)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Barlee Farm (1999, 2000)
  • 2 - J. Mort Hardy (2001, 2002)
  • 2 - Frank Di Giulio, Jr. (2003, 2004)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Wray I. Lawrence (1999, 2000)
  • 2 - J. Mort Hardy (2001, 2002)

Winners of the Ballade Stakes







2010 Impossible Time 5 Jono C. Jones Roger L. Attfield Charles E. Fipke 1:08.79
2009 Authenicat 4 Robert Landry Josie Carroll Vinery Stables/Fog City Stables 1:10.22
2008 London Snow 5 Steve Bahen John Charalambous Kirk Bradden Stables 1:09.82
2007 Financingavailable 6 Todd Kabel Lorne Richards K. K. Sangara 1:09.31
2006 Bosskiri 4 Jono Jones Reade Baker Harlequin Ranches 1:09.89
2005 Believe In Missy 4 Corey Fraser Sid C. Attard Robert Harvey 1:11.38
2004 Brass In Pocket 5 Todd Kabel Robert P. Tiller Frank Di Giulio, Jr. 1:09.08
2003 Brass In Pocket 4 David Clark Robert P. Tiller Frank Di Giulio, Jr. 1:10.46
2002 Mysterious Affair 5 Richard Dos Ramos J. Mort Hardy J. Mort Hardy 1:11.16
2001 Mysterious Affair 4 Richard Dos Ramos J. Mort Hardy J. Mort Hardy 1:10.04
2000 Barlee Mist 5 Patrick Husbands Wray I. Lawrence Barlee Farm 1:09.89
1999 Barlee Mist 4 Michael Quong Wray I. Lawrence Barlee Farm 1:09.29
1998 Angel's Tearlet 5 Richard Dos Ramos Sid C. Attard P. & F. O'Brien 1:09.80
1997 Lynclar 5 Steve Bahen John A. Ross R M C Stable 1:09.80



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