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Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Canada)

Restricted race
Princess Elizabeth Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1906
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Canadian-foaled two-year-old fillies
Weight Scale Weight
Purse $250,000

The Princess Elizabeth Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Run in mid October, the stakes race offers a purse of $250,000, the richest race of the year for Canadian-foaled two-year-old fillies. It is contested at a distance of 11/16 miles on Polytrack synthetic dirt.

Inaugurated in 1946 as a six furlong sprint race at Toronto's Greenwood Raceway, the Princess Elizabeth Stakes was named in honor of Britain's future Queen, the then Princess Elizabeth. Since inception it has been raced at three different distances:

  • 6 furlongsĀ : 1946-1956 at Greenwood Raceway
  • 7 furlongsĀ : 1957-1958 at Greenwood Raceway and 1959-1960 7 at Woodbine Racetrack
  • 8.5 furlongsĀ : 1961 to present at Woodbine Racetrack


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

  • 1:43.48 - Ginger Gold (2001) (at current distance of 11/16 miles)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 3 - Brian Swatuk (1968, 1978, 1990)
  • 3 - Mickey Walls (1991, 1993, 1997)

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Princess Elizabeth Stakes






2009 Roan Inish David Moran Carolyn M. Costigan Robert J. Costigan 1:46.23
2008 Retraceable Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Mark E. Casse 1:44.76
2007 Mrs. Began Jim McAleney Reade Baker Zayat Stables LLC 1:47.10
2006 Catch the Thrill Robert Landry Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:46.11
2005 Sugar Swirl Todd Kabel Robert J. Frankel Stronach Stables 1:50.00
2004 Victorious Ami Emile Ramsammy David R. Bell Ivan Dalos 1:48.44
2003 My Vintage Port Jono Jones Ken Parsley Richard Pettifer/Parsley 1:48.95
2002 Kabeeb Jim McAleney Roger Attfield Bill Werner et al. 1:49.49
2001 Ginger Gold Richard Dos Ramos Sid C. Attard Jim Dandy Stable 1:43.48
2000 Dancethruthedawn Gary Boulanger Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:44.56
1999 Talk Back David Clark Robert P. Tiller Kinghaven Farms 1:44.80
1998 Bag Lady Jane Todd Kabel Patrick B. Byrne Stronach Stables 1:46.40
1997 Primaly Mickey Walls Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:44.00
1996 Navajo Pearl Constant Montpellier Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:49.80
1995 Sammie'sidelady Larry Attard Alex Bankuti Shadow Meadow Farm 1:49.40
1994 Bo Cheryl Emile Ramsammy Donald Drake Joseph Shiewitz 1:46.40
1993 Term Limits Mickey Walls Roger Attfield December Hill Farm 1:45.80
1992 Deputy Jane West Robin Platts Macdonald Benson Lady Slipper Farm 1:45.20
1991 Vid Kid Mickey Walls Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:47.40
1990 Wilderness Song Brian Swatuk James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:47.60
1989 Super You Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:50.20
1988 Sweet Briar Too Sandy Hawley George M. Carter P. Lamantia et al. 1:47.60
1987 Galway Song Julie Krone William I. Mott Bertram R. Firestone 1:48.00
1986 Ruling Angel Dave Penna James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:47.40
1985 Stage Flite Dave Penna Arthur Mullen Stafford Farms 1:47.60
1984 In My Cap Jeffrey Fell James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:46.20
1983 Halo's Princess Dave Penna Frank Merrill, Jr. Kingsbrook Farm 1:47.60
1982 Apalachian Affair Robin Platts Michael Tammaro Kinghaven Farms 1:47.20
1981 Choral Group J. Paul Souter Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 1:45.80
1980 Rainbow Connection Gary Stahlbaum Gerry Belanger Fleetwood/Cameron 1:44.60
1979 Par Excellence Lloyd Duffy Jacques Dumas Knightsbridge/Greenberg 1:49.20
1978 Sundae Star Brian Swatuk Glenn Magnusson Hindmarsh/Magnusson 1:46.80
1977 L'Alezane Rudy Turcotte Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:46.20
1976 Loudrangle Lloyd Duffy Glenn Magnusson Sam-Son Farm 1:44.60
1975 Regal Alibi Jeffrey Fell Edward Mann J. M. B. Stable 1:47.00
1974 Ruthie's Run Hugo Dittfach Edward Mann Jim Dandy Stable 1:45.40
1973 Trudie Tudor Sandy Hawley John Morahan Doug Banks 1:47.40
1972 La Prevoyante John LeBlanc Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:47.40
1971 Dawn Deluxe J. McKnight Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:46.00
1970 Queen Louie Sandy Hawley W. Chris Ca-Vett Stable 1:47.00
1969 Fanfreluche Chris Rogers Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:47.00
1968 Hello Lucky Brian Swatuk Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 1:47.60
1967 Solometeor Jerry Harrison P. Richards Windfields Farm 1:47.00
1966 Allquillo Larry Adams W. Woods J. Hood 1:47.20
1965 Shipmate Wayne Harris William Thurner Mrs. William Thurner 1:47.00
1964 Lady Victoria Avelino Gomez P. Richards Windfields Farm 1:46.60
1963 Ciboulette Keith Robinson Duke Campbell Jean-Louis Levesque 1:45.20
1962 Breezy Answer Clifford Potts Horatio Luro Windfields Farm 1:48.40
1961 First Note Harlon Dalton Morris Fishman Frank R. Conklin 1:44.80
1960 Victoria Regina Avelino Gomez Gordon J. McCann Windfields Farm 1:24.80
1959 Naughty Flirt Ernie Warme Edward Mann Gardiner / Bell 1:25.40
1958 Doug's Serenade Con Errico James C. Bentley B. R. Steen 1:26.00
1957 Bonnie Flight Avelino Gomez Yonnie Starr Conn Smythe 1:29.00
1956 Lady Ruth Len Pong A. H. Routcliffe Armstrong Bros. 1:13.00
1955 Gracefield R. Buisson M. Long Luxiana Stable 1:13.40
1954 Teddikins G. Duprey Johnny J. Thorpe J. E. Frowde Seagram 1:12.20
1953 Windina Gene Pederson James C. Bentley B. R. Steen 1:13.00
1952 Canadiana Jose Vina Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 1:12.40
1951 Summerhill Pat Remillard William Thurner Francois Dupre 1:12.60
1950 Britannia Gil Robillard Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 1:14.00
1949 Isis E. Jenkins E. Rickard Double Blue Stable 1:14.00
1948 Graydon Tina F. Dodge J. Nicholl H. R. Bain 1:13.00
1947 Bunty Lou Robert Watson J. Higgins Garden City Stable 1:15.60
1946 Casa Camara Herb Lindberg Robert K. Hodgson William F. Morrissey 1:11.60



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