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Nandi Stakes

Restricted Stakes race
Nandi Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance Six furlong sprint
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds fillies
(Ontario Sire Stakes program)
Weight Allowances
Purse Can$125,000

The Nandi Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the last week of July or first week of August at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. An Ontario Sire Stakes, it is a restricted race for two-year-old fillies. A six-furlong sprint raced on Polytrack synthetic dirt, the Nandi Stakes currently carries a purse of $125,000.

The race was first run in 1975 and named to honor the filly Nandi, dam of Windfields. Since inception, it has been contested at various distances.

  • 5 furlongsĀ : 2006
  • 5.5 furlongsĀ : 1976-1979
  • 6 furlongsĀ : 1975, 1980-2005, 2007-present

In 1979, the Nandi Stakes was run in two divisions.


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

  • 1:10.20 - Deputy Jane West (1992) (at current distance of six furlongs)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:







2009 Oistins James McAleney Terry Jordan James Redekop 1:12.22
2008 Cawaja Beach Daniel David Scott Fairlie Hard Eight Stables & Ace Racing 1:11.01
2007 Executrix Ray Sabourin Nicholas Gonzalez Tucci Stables 1:12.31
2006 Midnight Shadow Ray Sabourin Robert P. Tiller Frank Digiulio, Jr. 0:58.02
2005 U R Flashy James McAleney Reade Baker Harlequin Ranches 1:11.45
2004 Bosskiri James McAleney Reade Baker Harlequin Ranches et al. 1:11.77
2003 La Grande Mamma Patrick Husbands Steve Owens Great Plyer 1:12.73
2002 Boldest Of All Patrick Husbands Rita Schnitzler Stubbs Investment Inc. 1:11.58
2001 Jade Eyed Gerry Olguin Kevin Attard Stronach Stable 1:13.50
2000 Secret Lover Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Heiligbrodt Racing 1:11.03
1999 Inspired Kiss Todd Kabel Thomas O'Keefe Caroga Stables/Wings of Erin Farm 1:11.29
1998 Last Vice David Clark Phil Gracey O'Cainon Stable 1:12.60
1997 Classic Ashlee David Clark Thomas R. Bowden Colebrook Farms 1:12.00
1996 Classic Threat Robert Landry Macdonald Benson Augustin Stable 1:11.20
1995 Northern Hilite Jim McAleney Glenn Magnusson G. Vasey & D. Finn 1:14.60
1994 Pretoria Robert Landry Glenn Magnusson Charles Burgess 1:12.80
1993 Celmis Dave Penna Michael J. Doyle Eaton Hall Farm 1:12.60
1992 Deputy Jane West Don Seymour Macdonald Benson Lady Slipper Farm 1:10.20
1991 Debra's Victory Don Seymour Jerry C. Meyer Knob Hill Stable 1:13.00
1990 Victorian Angel Brian Swatuk James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:12.60
1989 Attraction Fatale Sandy Hawley Phil Gracey Come By Chance Stable 1:11.60
1988 Lady Summerhill Lloyd Duffy Gil Rowntree Summerhill Farms 1:13.40
1987 Phoenix Factor Irwin Driedger Emile M. Allain A. J. Anderson 1:12.00
1986 Ruling Angel Jeffrey Fell James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:11.20
1985 Stage Flite Jeffrey Fell Arthur Mullen Stafford Farms 1:12.40
1984 Festival Star Jack Lauzon John J. Tammaro, Jr. Kinghaven Farms 1:12.40
1983 Sinister Gold Robert Landry James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:13.00
1982 Candle Bright Eric Beitia John J. Tammaro, Jr. Kinghaven Farms 1:13.00
1981 Alofje Dan Beckon Frank H. Merrill, Jr. The Hodgson Stable 1:12.20
1980 No. One Bundles Robin Platts Monti Sims Waxman / Wagman 1:11.80
1979 Solartic Robin Platts John Morahan Doug Banks 1:04.40
1979 Cherry Berry John LeBlanc Jacques Dumas E. Wilson 1:05.00
1978 Sinister Sue J. Paul Souter Gerry Belanger E. Weiss & F. Stronach 1:06.40
1977 Gay Apparel Gary Stahlbaum Penny Ryan Bo-Teek Farm 1:05.40
1976 Fairly Regal Chris Rogers Arthur H. Warner Kinghaven Farms 1:07.20
1975 Seraphic Sandy Hawley Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:11.00



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