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Canadian Maturity Stakes

Discontinued stakes race
Canadian Maturity Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1953
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 1ΒΌ miles (10 furlongs)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Canadian bred four-year-olds
Weight Assigned

The Canadian Maturity Stakes was a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late November at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Inaugurated in 1953, [1] the race was restricted to four-year-old horses bred in Canada. It was contested on turf over a distance of a mile and a quarter (10 furlongs).

At a time when Thoroughbreds regularly ran on both dirt and turf, the Canadian Maturity Stakes attracted the best four-year-olds in Canada. However, by the late 1980s that situation had changed dramatically and by the time of the 1994 running, it attracted a field of only four horses. [2]

The Canadian Maturity Stakes was won for five consecutive years between 1990 and 1994 by Sam-Son Farm and Hall of Fame trainer, Jim Day. Sam-Son Farm and Day also won in 1983. [3]

Records

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

  • 2:00.20 - Classic Reign (1993) [4]

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners

  • 1996 - Dagda
  • 1994 - Desert Waves
  • 1993 - Classic Reign
  • 1990 - Most Valiant
  • 1989 - Imperial Colony
  • 1988 - Lindjean
  • 1987 - Boulder Run
  • 1986 - Kazbek
  • 1985 - Nagurski
  • 1984 - Piper John
  • 1983 - Twice An Angel
  • 1981 - Bejilla
  • 1978 - Sound Reason
  • 1976 - Brilliant Sandy
  • 1975 - Rash Move
  • 1974 - Good Port
  • 1972 - Belle Geste
  • 1971 - Mary of Scotland
  • 1970 - Jollysum Dancer
  • 1969 - No Parando
  • 1968 - Battling
  • 1966 - Good Old Mort
  • 1965 - Langcrest
  • 1964 - Albion Star
  • 1963 - King Gorm
  • 1962 - Majestic Hour
  • 1959 - Foxy Phil
  • 1957 - Censor
  • 1955 - King Maple
  • 1953 - Foxy Pilot


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