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Marine Stakes

Grade III race
Marine 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 Three-year-olds
Weight Allowances
Purse $150,000

The Marine Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Held in mid May, it is open to three-year-old horses and is contested over a distance of 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs) on Polytrack synthetic dirt. It currently offers a purse of $150,000.

Inaugurated in 1956 at Greenwood Raceway, for Canadian-bred horses the Marine Stakes is the final prep for the Queen's Plate, Canada's most prestigious horse race. Since inception, it has been raced at various distances:

  • 7 furlongs : 1968-1975 at Woodbine Racetrack
  • 11/16 miles : 1956, 1961-1962, 1965-1966 at Greenwood Raceway, 1967, 1976 to present at Woodbine Racetrack
  • 1⅛ miles 1957, 1963 at Greenwood Raceway
  • 1 mile 1958-1960 at Greenwood Raceway
  • 1³/16 miles : 1964 at Greenwood Raceway


Speed record: (at current distance of 11/16 miles)

  • 1:41.80 - Victor Cooley (1996)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 4 - Arthur H. Warner (1958, 1959, 1968, 1974)
  • 4 - Lou Cavalaris, Jr. (1965, 1967, 1970, 1972)

Winners of the Marine Stakes






2009 Awesome Rhythm James McAleney John A. Ross Domenic Triumbari 1:45.25
2008 Matt's Broken Vow Emile Ramsammy Josie Carroll Robert W. Mitchell 1:44.28
2007 Sahara Heat Fernando Jara Eoin G. Harty Darley Stable 1:46.47
2006 Malakoff Todd Kabel Brian A. Lynch Stronach Stables 1:46.00
2005 Unbridled Energy Todd Kabel W. Elliott Walden WinStar Farm LLC 1:46.00
2004 Judiths Wild Rush Dino Luciani Scott Fairlie Tenenbaum Racing 1:45.96
2003 Wando Todd Kabel Michael Keogh Gus Schickedanz 1:42.61
2002 Anglian Prince Jim McAleney Mort Hardy Prime Acres 1:44.03
2001 Win City Constant Montpellier Robert P. Tiller Frank DiGiulio, Sr. & Jr. 1:45.89
2000 Milwaukee Brew Robert Landry Tino Attard Stronach Stables 1:45.11
1999 Mystic Prince Rui Pimentel John Vilunas Pamela A. Vilunas 1:45.56
1998 Silver Talk Robert Landry Tino Attard White Eagle Stable et al. 1:46.20
1997 My Imperial Slew Steven Bahen Joseph Attard J. R. Belanger 1:45.40
1996 Victor Cooley Emile Ramsammy Mark Frostad Windways Farm 1:41.80
1995 Tethra Dave Penna Josie Carroll Eaton Hall Farm 1:45.20
1994 Trave Sandy Hawley Stanley Baresich B. and B. Stable 1:46.80
1993 Cheery Knight Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms et al. 1:45.40
1992 Alydeed Craig Perret Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:44.40
1991 Bolulight Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:43.60
1990 Very Formal Sandy Hawley James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:44.60
1989 With Approval Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:43.00
1988 Regal Classic Sandy Hawley James E. Day Sam-Son/Windfields 1:45.00
1987 Duckpower Dave Penna James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:44.00
1986 Wolark Lloyd Duffy Pat Collins Knob Hill Stable 1:45.40
1985 Regal Remark * Irwin Driedger James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:46.60
1985 Fighting Champ * Larry Attard Bill Marko Romeo/ Marcello 1:46.60
1984 Key to the Moon Robin Platts Gil Rowntree B. K. Y. Stable 1:45.20
1983 Pax Nobiscum Robin Platts Dinny Day Kingfield Farms 1:45.60
1982 Brave Regent David Clark Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 1:45.20
1981 Le Grand Seigneur Dan Beckon Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:44.60
1980 My Only Love David Clark Phil England Mrs. M. Sutherland 1:44.60
1979 Flashing Eagle Hugo Dittfach Emile M. Allain B. K. Y. Stable 1:42.80
1978 Lucky Colonel S Sandy Hawley Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 1:46.60
1977 Strategic Command Jeffrey Fell Jerry C. Meyer Grovetree Stable et al. 1:43.60
1976 Laissez-Passer Jeffrey Fell Jacques Dumas Jean-Louis Levesque 1:44.20
1975 Big Destiny Richard Grubb David C. Cross, Jr. David J. Foster 1:25.00
1974 Instead of Roses Robin Platts Arthur H. Warner Sam-Son Farm 1:21.80
1973 Sunny South Robin Platts Frank H. Merrill, Jr. W. P. Gilbride 1:24.80
1972 Henry Tudor Sandy Hawley Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Gardiner Farms 1:24.20
1971 Briartic Richard Grubb J. Mort Hardy Bennett Farms 1:22.80
1970 Two Violins R. Armstrong Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Gardiner Farm 1:23.20
1969 Jumpin Joseph Avelino Gomez Warren Beasley Warren Beasley 1:22.80
1968 Big Blunder James Fitzsimmons Arthur H. Warner Lanson Farm 1:23.60
1967 Cool Reception Walter Blum Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Margaret Seitz/Joan Reid 1:42.60
1966 Stevie B. Good Eric Walsh B. Puccini E. C. Pasquale 1:44.20
1965 Victorian Era Wayne Harris Lou Cavalaris, Jr. A. Case 1:43.80
1964 Ice Jam Avelino Gomez Frank H. Merrill, Jr. E. B. Seedhouse 1:59.00
1963 Sunny D. Pruiett Robert S. Bateman William R. Beasley 1:51.20
1962 King Gorm Hugo Dittfach Richard Townrow Lanson Farm 1:45.00
1961 Wise Command John R. Adams Les Lear Les Lear 1:45.60
1960 Hidden Treasure Al Coy John Passero William R. Beasley 1:37.80
1959 Anita's Son Hugo Dittfach Arthur H. Warner Lanson Farm 1:36.80
1958 Foxy Phil R. McLaughlin Arthur H. Warner Lanson Farm 1:37.60
1957 Tender Morsel E. A. Rodriguez E. Odorico J. Applebaum 1:55.20
1956 Compactor T. Johnson Richard Townrow J. Tomlinson 1:45.80

  • 1964 Jammed Lively finished first but was disqualified and set back to third.
  • In 1985 there was a dead heat for first.



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