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Royal North Stakes

Grade III race
Royal North Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Inaugurated 1989
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 6 Furlong sprint
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Allowances
Purse $150,000

The Royal North Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1989 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Held in early August, the Grade III sprint race is open to fillies and mares aged three and older and is run over a distance of six furlongs on turf. It currently offers a purse of $150,000.

Inaugurated in 1989 as the Royal North Handicap, it was run as a six furlong race on dirt until 1996 when it was switched to Woodbine Racetrack's E. P. Taylor turf course.


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

  • 1:07.83 - Hour of Justice (2004)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Confessional (2000, 2001)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Pin Oak Stable (2000, 2001)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Phil England (1989, 1993)

Winners of the Royal North Stakes







2009 Glitter Rox 5 Gerry Olguin Ian Black Ellie-Boje Farm et al 1:09.03
2008 Akronism 4 Eurico Rosa Da Silva Timothy Ritchey Robert S. Evans 1:07.88
2007 Vestrey Lady 4 Emile Ramsammy Reade Baker Harlequin Ranches 1:09.17
2006 Hide And Chic 4 David Clark Malcolm Pierce Live Oak Plantation 1:08.69
2005 Taras Touch 6 Robert Landry Niall O'Callaghan Team Valor/Margaux Farm 1:09.79
2004 Hour of Justice 4 Todd Kabel Mike Keogh Stronach Stables 1:07.83
2003 Chopinina 5 Todd Kabel Alec Fehr Knob Hill Stable 1:12.19
2002 Quick Blue 4 Emile Ramsammy Linda L. Rice Joseph LaCombe 1:09.53
2001 Confessional 5 Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Pin Oak Stable 1:09.10
2000 Confessional 4 Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Pin Oak Stable 1:08.35
1999 Hide The Bride 4 Mickey Walls Joe Walls Shelter Valley Farms 1:10.61
1998 Going to Extremes 4 Patrick Husbands Thomas Patton Frejlich, Beer/C. & A. Patton 1:09.00
1997 Domasca Bella 5 David Clark Robert P. Tiller Frank DiGiulio, Sr. & Jr. 1:09.40
1996 Special Moves 4 Victor Molina Eugene Weymouth William S. Farish III 1:09.40
1995 Bar U Mood 5 Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:10.40
1994 Early Blaze 4 Lloyd Duffy Brian Ottaway Ken Ham 1:10.40
1993 Apelia 4 Larry Attard Phil England Knob Hill Stable 1:09.20
1992 Meafara 3 Brian Swatuk Leslie Ahrens Frank L. Muench 1:09.40
1991 Premier Question 4 Richard Dos Ramos David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:10.80
1990 Petite Duchess 4 Ray Sabourin Robert P. Tiller Lerner/Taylor/Anderson 1:10.20
1989 Blushing Katy 3 Gunnar Lindberg Phil England Kingsbrook Farm 1:09.80



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