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Bunty Lawless Stakes

Restricted Stakes race
Bunty Lawless Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
(Ontario Sire Stakes)
Weight Assigned
Purse $125,000

The Bunty Lawless Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. An Ontario Sire Stakes, it is a race for horses age three and older. Run near the end of October, it is contested over a distance of 1 mile (8 furlongs) on turf and currently carries a purse of $125,000.

Inaugurated in 1975, it is named in honor of Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Bunty Lawless (1935-1956) who, in a 1951 poll conducted by Canadian Press, was voted "Canadian Horse of the Half Century."

In 2006 the race was run at a distance of 8 furlongs and 70 yards on Polytrack.

Records

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

Most wins:

  • 2 - Balafran (1984, 1985)
  • 2 - Control Zone (1989, 1990)
  • 2 - Steady Ruckus (2000, 2002)
  • 2 - Tusayan (2003, 2005)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Ted Smith/Bill Marko (1981, 1982)
  • 2 - Bala Glen Farm (1984, 1985)
  • 2 - Edward Lang (2000, 2002)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2009 Rahy's Attorney 5 Robert Landry Ian Black Ellie Boje Farm et al 1:37.81
2008 Sand Cove 3 Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Ralph Johnson 1:34.94
2007 Rahy's Attorney 3 Robert Landry Ian Black Ellie Boje Farm et al. 1:37.66
2006 Arch Hall 5 Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Eugene Melnyk 1:43.61
2005 Tusayan 5 Todd Kabel Laurie Silvera Srinivas Kilambi/Silvera 1:37.37
2004 Millfleet 3 Jill Scharfstein Hugo Dittfach Margaret Squires 1:39.07
2003 Tusayan 3 Emile Ramsammy Laurie Silvera Srinivas Kilambi/Silvera 1:38.90
2002 Steady Ruckus 5 Jim McAleney Gil Rowntree Edward Lang 1:37.38
2001 Starbeau 3 Patrick Husbands Mike Keogh Gustav Schickedanz 1:38.62
2000 Steady Ruckus 4 James McAleney Gil Rowntree Edward Lang 1:34.81
1999 River Boat 6 Slade Callaghan Frank Huarte Frank Huarte 1:38.60
1998 Randy Regent 4 Na Somsanith Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:35.00
1997 Terremoto 6 Todd Kabel Beverly Buck J. & J. Everatt 1:33.80
1996 Influent 5 Jean-Luc Samyn Howard Tesher R. Kumble/M. Becker 1:38.00
1995 Elated Guy 6 Emile Ramsammy Robert P. Tiller F. DiGiulio & F. DiGiulio Jr. 1:36.80
1994 Myrtle Irene 5 Sandy Hawley David C. Brown M/M D.G.McClelland 1:35.20
1993 Shiny Key 5 Mark Larsen Alton Quanbeck D. Morgan Firestone 1:37.20
1992 Big Ruckus 4 Robin Platts Michael J. Wright Bruno Schickedanz 1:40.40
1991 Stormy Gladiator 5 Lloyd Duffy Fred H. Loschke Hammer Kopf Farm 1:37.80
1990 Control Zone 7 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:35.00
1989 Control Zone 6 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:37.60
1988 Bouncing Brave 3 Dave Penna Bud Carter P. Lamantia/J. Russell 1:40.40
1987 Time Lap 3 Richard Grubb Jack Reid Rose Hill Farms 1:41.20
1986 Boulder Run 3 Jack Lauzon Jerry G. Lavigne R. Doe/B. Hutzel 1:38.60
1985 Balafran 4 Irwin Driedger David Guitard Bala Glen Farm 1:38.40
1984 Balafran 3 Hugo Dittfach David Guitard Bala Glen Farm 1:36.60
1983 Cool Tania 5 George HoSang Frank Sansano T. Pollack/F. & T. Sansano 1:37.40
1982 Frost King 4 Lloyd Duffy Bill Marko Ted Smith/Bill Marko 1:37.40
1981 Frost King 3 Lloyd Duffy Bill Marko Ted Smith/B. Marko 1:40.40
1980 Big Bay Point 4 Robin Platts Roger Attfield Norcliffe Stable 1:40.40
1979 Viceera 4 David Clark Glenn Magnusson H. & L. Hindmarsh 1:38.80
1978 Speedy Lad 3 William McMahon Danny O'Callaghan Caledon Heath Farm 1:34.80
1977 Pro Consul 3 Angel Cordero, Jr. Brian Ottaway Mrs. G. McCullough 1:39.80
1976 Victorian Prince 6 Robin Platts Michael Whittingham Grovetree/B. C. Stable 1:40.60
1975 Black Hawk Jim 3 Sandy Hawley Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 1:37.20

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