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Ontario Matron Stakes

Ungraded Stakes race
Ontario Matron Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1979
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Weight-For-Age
Purse $150,000
Bonuses $50,000 for Ontario-bred horses from the T.I.P.

The Ontario Matron Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Held during the third week of July, it is open to fillies and mares, age three and older. An ungraded stakes raced over a distance of 11/16 miles on Polytrack synthetic dirt, the race currently offers a purse of $150,000 with an addition $50,000 for Ontario bred horses from the Ontario Thoroughbred Improvement Program (T.I.P.).

The Ontario Matron Stakes was first run in 1979. Until 2006 it was known as the Ontario Matron Handicap.


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

  • 1:42.85 - Bear Now (2008)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Spanish Play (1990, 1991)
  • 2 - Santa Amelia (1997, 1998)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - Tucci Stables (2004, 2005, 2006)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 6 - Todd Kabel (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003)

Most wins by a trainer:








2009 Smart Surprise 5 Patrick Husbands Josie Carroll Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings 1:43.55
2008 Bear Now 4 Jerry Baird Reade Baker Bear Stables 1:42.85
2007 She's Indy Money 4 Garrett Gomez Malcolm Pierce Live Oak Plantation 1:44.22
2006 Miss Concerto 5 Emma-Jayne Wilson Sid C. Attard Tucci Stables 1:45.52
2005 One For Rose 6 Emile Ramsammy Sid C. Attard Tucci Stables 1:45.28
2004 One For Rose 5 Emile Ramsammy Sid C. Attard Tucci Stables 1:44.22
2003 Winning Chance 4 Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Stronach Stables 1:43.72
2002 Extend 4 David Clark Roger Attfield Cam Allard 1:43.67
2001 Mountain Angel 4 Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:44.36
2000 Masada 4 Neil Poznansky Thomas O'Keefe Wings of Erin Farm 1:44.04
1999 Kirby's Song 4 Todd Kabel Tino Attard Kirby Canada Farm 1:43.69
1998 Santa Amelia 6 Todd Kabel Macdonald Benson Augustin Stable 1:43.80
1997 Santa Amelia 5 Jesus Bracho Macdonald Benson Augustin Stable 1:45.20
1996 Stellarina 5 Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:44.80
1995 Holly Regent 4 Todd Kabel Sam DiPasquale Peter DiPasquale 1:44.20
1994 Pennyhill Park 4 Robert Landry Roger Attfield Anderson Farms et al. 1:43.60
1993 Dance For Donna 4 Robert Landry Sherry Noakes Aubrey W. Minshall 1:43.40
1992 A Gal For Gordo 4 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Tibor Bankuti/Larson 1:45.80
1991 Spanish Play 5 Robin Platts Frank Huarte Frank Huarte 1:45.00
1990 Spanish Play 4 Robin Platts Frank Huarte Frank Huarte 1:46.00
1989 Anglia 5 David Clark Norm Smith Golden Willow Farm 1:44.40
1988 Chateau D'lrlande 4 Don Seymour D. Lockhurst Sunlight Farm 1:45.40
1987 Triple Wow 4 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:44.40
1986 Bessarabian 4 Robin Platts Mike Doyle Eaton Hall Farm 1:45.20
1985 Sinister Spinster 4 Larry Attard George M. Carter Bonnie Acres Farm 1:44.80
1984 Miksamjoe 5 Robert King, Jr. Frank Passero, Jr. M. S. & J. Passero, Jr. 1:47.20
1983 Eternal Search 5 Lloyd Duffy Janet Bedford Jim Dandy Stables 1:43.80
1982 Sharons Fare Well 5 Larry Attard Sid C. Attard Tom Campbell 1:47.20
1981 Turnablade 4 George HoSang Tony Mattine John Sikura, Jr. 1:44.40
1980 La Voyageuse 5 J. Paul Souter Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:44.80
1979 La Voyageuse 4 J. Paul Souter Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:45.20



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