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Duchess Stakes

Ungraded Stakes race
Duchess Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1956
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Allowances
Purse $150,000

The Duchess Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario that is open to three-year-old fillies. Held during the first part of August, it is contested over a distance of 7 furlongs on Polytrack synthetic dirt. It currently offers a purse of $150,000 with an additional $50,000 for Ontario-bred horses. Previously a Grade III race, it lost its graded status in 2006.

Inaugurated in 1956 at Fort Erie Racetrack, the Duchess Stakes has also been hosted by Toronto's Greenwood Raceway. Since inception the race has been run at various distances:

  • 8.5 furlongs (1 1/16 miles) : 1956-1966 and 1970-1979 at Fort Erie Racetrack, 1967 at Greenwood Raceway, 1969 at Woodbine Racetrack, 1 1/16 miles; Fort Erie; main track
  • 8 furlongs (1 mile) : 1968 at Greenwood Raceway
  • 7.5 furlongs : 2006 at Woodbine Racetrack
  • 7 furlongs : 1980-2005 and since 2007 at Woodbine Racetrack


Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

  • 1:22.03 - Lemon Maid (2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 3 - Glenn Magnusson (1963, 1964, 1973)
  • 3 - John Morahan (1974, 1975, 1980)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 4 - Stafford Farms (1963, 1964, 1966, 1970)







2009 Carem Crescent Eurico Rosa da Silva Malcolm Pierce Eugene Melnyk 1:22.50
2008 Sugar Bay Chantal Sutherland Macdonald Benson Augustin Stable 1:22.38
2007 Bear Now Jerry Baird Reade Baker Bear Stables Ltd. 1:22.15
2006 Vestrey Lady James McAleney Reade Baker Harlequin Ranches 1:31.74
2005 Lemon Maid Todd Kabel Malcolm Pierce Live Oak Plantation 1:22.03
2004 Blonde Executive Richard Dos Ramos A. Radlie Loney Bruno Brothers Farm 1:23.26
2003 Finally Here Patrick Husbands Tom Amoss Pop-A-Top LLC 1:24.15
2002 Mulrainy Chantal Sutherland Thomas O'Keefe Wings of Erin Farm 1:23.98
2001 Meadow Gem David Clark Robert P. Tiller LQ Racing/Kinghaven Farms et al. 1:22.48
2000 Heat It Up Gerry Olguin Catherine Day Phillips Kingfield Farms 1:22.50
1999 Gregorian Chance Todd Kabel Brian P. Morgan D. Morrison & K. Schmidt 1:22.81
1998 Kissedbyacrusader Steve Bahen Michael Wright, Jr. Bruno Schickedanz 1:22.80
1997 Cotton Carnival Robert Landry Roger Attfield Windhaven 1:24.80
1996 Autumn Slew Robert Landry Macdonald Benson Augustin Stable 1:23.40
1995 Heavenly Punch Dave Penna Sid C. Attard C. C. Stable 1:23.80
1994 Mysteriously Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:23.40
1993 Elderberry Drive Dave Penna David Guitard Kings Lane Farm 1:23.40
1992 Parisinthespring Todd Kabel Laurie Silvera Silverbrook Stable 1:24.20
1991 Flicker Queen Ray Sabourin John A. Ross Aubrey W. Minshall 1:24.60
1990 Premier Question Richard Dos Ramos David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:22.80
1989 Blushing Katy Gunnar Lindberg Phil England Kingsbrook Farm 1:23.80
1988 Volterra Sandy Hawley Patrick Collins Knob Hill Stable 1:24.20
1987 Burgandy Dancer Lloyd Duffy Sheldon Wolfe Willow Downs Farm 1:24.00
1986 Miss Tressette Larry Attard Joe Attard F. & C. Russo 1:24.40
1985 Greyechel Dan Beckon George M. Carter F. & J. Cosentino 1:24.00
1984 Baldski's Holiday Gary Stahlbaum Michael J. Doyle Eaton Hall Farm 1:23.40
1983 L'Epee John Bell Emile M. Allain Terforth Farm 1:25.00
1982 Ambassador of Luck Antonio Graell Flint S. Schulhofer Richard Ransom 1:23.00
1981 Eternal Search Brian Swatuk Ted Mann Jim Dandy Stable 1:23.60
1980 Solartic Robin Platts John Morahan Douglas Banks 1:23.80
1979 Kamar Sandy Hawley Emile M. Allain B. K. Y. Stable 1:44.20
1978 Flower Princess Robin Platts Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 1:44.60
1977 Majestic Kahala Gary Stahlbaum James M. Hardy Windhaven 1:43.60
1976 Regal Gal Earlie Fires C. Voyce Edward A. Cox, Jr. 1:42.80
1975 Momigi Gary Melanson John Morahan Koichiro Hayata 1:42.60
1974 Trudie Tudor Sandy Hawley John Morahan Douglas Banks 1:42.60
1973 Sharp Quill Lloyd Duffy Glenn Magnusson Lucky C. Stable 1:44.20
1972 Susceptible Greg McCarron Del W. Carroll Windfields Farm 1:43.20
1971 Essie Bs Venture James Kelly Andrew G. Smithers E. Lieberman 1:45.60
1970 Tudor Queen Robin Platts Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:44.40
1969 Not Too Shy Avelino Gomez Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 1:44.60
1968 Leprechaun Lady Richard Grubb J. Mack M. H. Dudgeon 1:38.00
1967 Toward James Kelly J. Russell Mrs. J. W. Sifton 1:42.00
1966 Royal Tara Hugo Dittfach J. Hechter Stafford Farms 1:44.80
1965 Ciboulette Noel Turcotte Duke Campbell Jean-Louis Levesque 1:44.80
1964 Royal Spirit J. Davidson Glenn Magnusson Stafford Farms 1:46.20
1963 Royal Spirit Hugo Dittfach Glenn Magnusson Stafford Farms 1:44.80
1962 Reluctant Deb G. Roser A. Hickling J. Simon 1:45.00
1961 Purple Bow Don Hale Frank Merrill, Jr. Newtondale Stable 1:49.60
1960 Chick Miss J. A. Adams Frank Merrill, Jr. R. Gian & Tosch 1:45.20
1959 Kitty Girl Hugo Dittfach Yonnie Starr Maloney & Smythe 1:45.60
1958 Real Cute A. Nash J. Calhoun View Hulloa Farms 1:44.60
1957 Kitty Girl Herb Lindberg Yonnie Starr Maloney & Smythe 1:47.00
1956 Infusion Alex Wick D. Kennedy Kennedy-Veale Stable 1:43.40



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