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Eclipse Stakes (Canada)

Grade III race
Eclipse Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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 Four-years-old & up
Weight Allowances
Purse $150,000

The Eclipse Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Held during the second half of May, the Grade III race is open to horses, four-years of age and older. It is contested over a distance of 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs) on Polytrack synthetic dirt and currently offers a purse of $150,000.

Inaugurated as the Eclipse Handicap at Toronto's Greenwood Raceway in 1956, it was moved to Woodbine Racetrack in 1967. Since inception, it has been contested at various distances:

  • 11/16 miles : 1956, 1958 at Greenwood Raceway, since 1967 at Woodbine Racetrack
  • 1 1/8 miles : 1957, 1961-1963 at Greenwood Raceway
  • 1³/16 miles : 1964-1966 at Greenwood Raceway

Records

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

  • 1:42.40 : Ambassador B. (1977) (at current distance of 11/16 miles)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 5 - Stafford Farms (1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 7 - Robin Platts (1968, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983)

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Eclipse Stakes

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Southdale 4 Emma-Jayne Wilson Ian Black Roderick Ferguson 1:43.77
2009 Ice Bear 5 Chantal Sutherland Macdonald Benson Augustin Stable 1:43.38
2008 True Metropolitan 6 James McAleney Terry Jordan Bob Cheema 1:43.59
2007 Palladio 5 Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Haras S.M. de Araras 1:43.07
2006 Arch Hall 5 Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Melnyk Racing 1:44.10
2005 Honolua Storm 4 Gerry Olguin Roger Attfield Roger Attfield 1:43.77
2004 Mark One 5 Robert Landry Daniel J. Vella Stronach Stables 1:46.70
2003 Phantom Light 4 Robert Landry Daniel J. Vella Stronach Stables 1:43.62
2002 Lil Personalitee 4 Patrick Husbands John Cardella California Stable 1:44.45
2001 Graeme Hall 4 Robert Landry Todd A. Pletcher L. & E. Melnyk 1:44.14
2000 Black Cash 5 Mickey Walls Joe Orseno Stronach Stables 1:45.64
1999 Social Charter 4 Patrick Husbands Sean Hall Robert Sangster 1:43.00
1998 Ocean Squall 5 Na Somsanith Audre Cappuccitti Audre Cappuccitti 1:44.00
1997 Stephanotis 4 Mickey Walls Barbara J. Minshall Minshall Farms 1:44.40
1996 Mt. Sassafras 4 Robert Landry Barbara J. Minshall Minshall Farms 1:44.20
1995 Northern Lance 4 Emile Ramsammy Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:44.00
1994 Brock Street 4 Laurie Gulas Reade Baker Baker/Knuppe/Taylor 1:43.80
1993 Blitzer 4 Robert Landry Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:45.20
1992 Shudanz 4 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven et al. 1:44.80
1991 Izvestia 4 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:43.60
1990 Imperial Colony 5 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:45.00
1989 Regal Classic 4 Sandy Hawley James E. Day Sam-Son / Windfields 1:43.80
1988 New York Swell 5 Craig Perret Gerry Belanger Earle I. Mack 1:43.80
1987 Gold Alert 4 Dave Penna Alton Quanbeck Maud McDougald 1:45.40
1986 Ten Gold Pots 5 Gary Stahlbaum Gil Rowntree B. K. Y. Stable 1:46.40
1985 Cool Northerner 4 Gary Stahlbaum Jacques Dumas F. & P. D' Andrea 1:47.40
1984 Ask Muhammad 5 Richard Dos Ramos Michael Silvera Gordon F. Hall 1:44.40
1983 Frost King 5 Robin Platts Bill Marko Ted Smith & B. Marko 1:46.40
1982 Frost King 4 Robin Platts Bill Marko Ted Smith & B. Marko 1:43.40
1981 Driving Home 4 David Clark Glenn Magnusson CFCW Racing 1:44.00
1980 Overskate 5 Robin Platts Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:43.60
1979 Bruce South 4 Joey Belowus Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:46.40
1978 Dancing Relation 4 B. Smythe Jerry G. Lavigne Paddockhurst Stable 1:48.80
1977 Ambassador B. 4 Robin Platts Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:42.40
1976 Gallant Topic 4 B. Argent Carl F. Chapman A. Smith 1:47.40
1975 Royal Chocolate 5 Robin Platts Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:43.80
1974 Royal Chocolate 4 Hugo Dittfach Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:43.20
1973 Twice Lucky 6 Avelino Gomez Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 1:42.80
1972 Fabe Count 4 Lloyd Duffy Jerry G. Lavigne Parkview Stable 1:43.00
1971 Dance Act 5 Robin Platts L. Grant Green Hills Farm 1:44.80
1970 Amber Orbit 4 Herb Hinojosa Carl F. Chapman Garden City/W. Latimer 1:43.60
1969 No Reasoning 6 John LeBlanc Jerry G. Lavigne Parkview Stable 1:44.20
1968 Johnny's Form 5 Robin Platts Jim Fisher Hillcrest Stable 1:43.40
1967 He's A Smoothie 4 Herb Hinojosa Warren Beasley William R. Beasley 1:42.80
1966 Gauchesco 5 Wayne Harris George S. Nemett Dane Hall Acres 1.58.00
1965 Well To Do * 4 Wayne Harris J. Mort Hardy Prime Stable 1:57.80
1964 Broadway John W. 4 Chris Rogers Alfred I. Taylor T. A. Dalton 1:59.00
1963 Lord Quillo 4 Sam McComb Edward Mann Sarto Desnoyers 1:51.00
1962 Cyprian Cat 6 C. McKee J. Mack J. Mack 1:49.20
1961 Moony 5 Avelino Gomez Frank Merrill, Jr. Gian & Tosch 1:50.60
1960 Anita's Son 4 Hugo Dittfach Arthur H. Warner Lanson Farm 1:36.80
1959 Grey Monarch 4 Ben Sorensen Gordon J. McCann Windfields Farm 1:36.20
1958 Mister Jive 4 E. A. Rodriquez George M. Carter J. Appelbaum 1:43.80
1957 Swamp Fox 4 Vic Bovine D. Cardella F. Corlick 1:55.80
1956 Fleet Path 4 H. B. Wilson Arthur H. Warner Lanson Farm 1:43.40

*In 1965, Brother Leo finished first but was disqualified and set back to second place.

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