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Display Stakes

Ungraded Stakes race
Display Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario
Inaugurated 1956
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight Allowances
Purse $125,000

The Display Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Contested on Polytrack synthetic dirt over a distance of 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs), it is open to two-year-old horses. Raced during the latter part of November, the ungraded stakes race offers a purse of $125,000.

Inaugurated in 1956 at Toronto's Old Woodbine Race Course as a sprint race, it was named for American Walter J. Salmon's colt Display, winner of the 1926 Preakness Stakes and who frequently raced in Canada where he won a number of important races.

The Display stakes was run in two divisions in 1959. There was no race in 1993. Since inception, it has been contested at various distances:

  • 6 furlongs : 1956 at Old Woodbine Race Course
  • 7 furlongs : 1957-1958 at Old Woodbine Race Course
  • 8 furlongs (1 mile) : 1959-1960 Old Woodbine Race Course, 1977-1992 at Greenwood Raceway
  • 8.5 furlongs (11/16 miles) : 1969-1976 at Greenwood Raceway, 1994 to present at Woodbine Racetrack
  • 9 furlongs (1 1/8 miles) : 1961-1963 at Old Woodbine Race Course
  • 9.5 durlongs: 1964-1968 at Greenwood Raceway


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

  • 1:43.04 - Gigawatt (2002)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 4 - Stafford Farms (1962, 1967, 1972, 1978)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 3 - Al Coy (1957, 1958, 1960)
  • 3 - Hugo Dittfach (1963, 1967, 1980)
  • 3 - Dan Beckon (1977, 1981, 1986)

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Display Stakes






2009 Bear's Hard Ten Eurico Rosa da Silva Reade Baker Bear Stables 1:44.39
2008 Patena Robert Landry Josie Carroll J. & G. Sikura/D. Dilall 1:44.72
2007 Discreet Commander Constant Montpellier Arthur Silvera David Rowbotham et al. 1:45.20
2006 Jiggs Coz David Clark Sid C. Attard Jim Dandy Stable 1:45.90
2005 Seaside Retreat Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse William S. Farish, Jr. 1:43.90
2004 One Smooth Ride Constant Montpellier David Cotey Dominion Bloodstock 1:47.92
2003 Judiths Wild Rush Dino Luciani Scott Fairlie Tenenbaum Racing 1:43.59
2002 Gigawatt Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Stonerside Stable 1:43.04
2001 Tails Of The Crypt Jake Barton John A. Ross Jam Jar Racing Stables 1:44.62
2000 Brushing Bully Emile Ramsammy Tino Attard Stronach Stables 1:44.34
1999 Precise End Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Mockingbird Farm Inc. 1:47.30
1998 Taos Ricky Griffith Grant Pearce Lynne Hindmarsh 1:47.80
1997 Promiscuous Mickey Walls Macdonald Benson Augustin Stable 1:44.80
1996 Air Cool Robin Platts Thomas R. Bowden Colebrook Farms 1:47.80
1995 Northernprospector Lloyd Duffy P. County Rainbow Valley Farm 1:43.80
1994 One Lift Laurie Gulas John DiGiovanni Derose/DiGiovanni 1:46.40
1993 no race
1992 Bold Anthony Robert King, Jr. K. Sheehan Pedigree Farm 1:41.20
1991 Judge Carson Todd Kabel Robert P. Tiller G. J. Meyers 1:38.00
1990 Carey The Belle Larry Attard T. Danks T. P. Campbell 1:38.40
1989 Briar Bush Larry Attard R. Wright P. A. Sherwood 1:37.40
1988 With Approval James McAleney Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:40.20
1987 Beau Genius Richard Dos Ramos Gerry Belanger J. Shiewitz/D. Davidson 1:39.60
1986 Orderofexcellence Dan Beckon D. Lockhurst A. Clarkson/ P. Barr 1:39.60
1985 Ice Over Gunnar Lindberg Sid C. Attard Mrs. J. Raymond 1:40.00
1984 Corncobs Royalty Irwin Driedger James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:38.80
1983 Key to the Moon Robin Platts Gil Rowntree B. K. Y. Stable 1:40.80
1982 Gone To Royalty Yvon Turcotte Jacques Dumas Pierre L. Levesque 1:40.00
1981 Fraud Squad Dan Beckon Bill Marko Seedhouse/McPhillips 1:41.00
1980 Regal Stafford Hugo Dittfach C. C. Hopmans, Jr. Est. Conn Smythe 1:40.20
1979 Decent Davey Robin Platts David C. Cross, Jr. David J. Foster 1:39.00
1978 Cougar Kitten Joey Belowus Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:40.60
1977 High Roller Dan Beckon J. Lankinen R. A. Kennedy/J. Indig 1:39.20
1976 Lucky North Man Jeffrey Fell Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 1:45.80
1975 Bay Streak David Clark Gordon M. Huntley Whittaker Stable 1:46.60
1974 Silverbatim Jeffrey Fell Gordon M. Huntley Mutual Enterprises 1:45.60
1973 Obverse Lloyd Duffy Jerry C. Meyer D. H. L. Buntain 1:47.20
1972 Selari Spirit Ted Colangelo Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:43.60
1971 Sky High's Son Sandy Hawley J. Mort Hardy Prime Acres Stable 1:46.60
1970 Chatty Cavalier R. Armstrong Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Gardiner Farm 1:43.80
1969 Taipo Sandy Hawley A. Chris E. B. George 1:45.60
1968 Jumpin Joseph Brian Swatuk Robert S. Bateman Warren Beasley 2:08.60
1967 Ovation Hugo Dittfach Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 2:04.00
1966 Green Stinger Eric Walsh P. Goddard W. D. Hatch 1:58.00
1965 Garden's Ace John LeBlanc W. VonRichthofen Garden City Stable 2:06.00
1964 Flyalong Clifford Potts Duke Campbell T. Hays / D. Weldon 2:00.60
1963 French Wind Hugo Dittfach J. Sanchez Windfields Farm 1:56.60
1962 Cesca Harlon Dalton John Passero Stafford Farms 1:51.20
1961 Puss'n Boots Chris Rogers Frank Merrill, Jr. R. & W. Gian 1:53.00
1960 Ramblin Wreck Al Coy Robert S. Bateman William R. Beasley 1:39.20
1959 Naughty Flirt Armand Viola Edward Mann Gardiner & Bell 1:39.20
1959 Hidden Treasure C. M. Clark John Passero William R. Beasley 1:37.60
1958 Bull Vic Al Coy Yonnie Starr Maloney & Smythe 1:25.80
1957 Drummond Al Coy Morris Fishman H. Clifford Hatch 1:25.40
1956 Flying Atom Alex Wick C. W. Lawson C. W. Lawson 1:12.00



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