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Selene Stakes

Grade III race
Selene Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1954
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-Old Fillies
Weight Allowances
Purse $250,000

The Selene Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Held during the third week of May, the Grade III event is open to three-year-old fillies. Raced over a distance of 11/16 miles on Polytrack synthetic dirt, it currently offers a purse of $250,000.

Inaugurated in 1954 as a six furlong sprint race, it was run at a distance of seven furlongs from 1965 through 1975 after which it was modified to its current distance of 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs).

The race was run in two divisions in 1962, 1964, 1972, 1979, 1983, and 1989.


Speed record:

  • 1:43.73 - Bear Now (2007) (Stakes and track record)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:







2009 Aurora Lights James McAleney Eric Coatrieux Chiefswood Stable 1:43.37
2008 Verdana Bold Emile Ramsammy Daniel J. Vella Edward Seltzer 1:44.20
2007 Bear Now Emile Ramsammy Reade Baker Bear Stables, Ltd. 1:43.73
2006 Seductively Gerry L. Olguin Ian Black Kinghaven Farms 1:44.48
2005 Gold Strike James McAleney Reade Baker Harlequin Ranches 1:45.80
2004 Eye of the Sphynx Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:48.28
2003 Too Late Now Robert Landry James E. Day Come By Chance Stable 1:44.36
2002 See How She Runs Donald R. Pettinger Donnie K. Von Hemel Pin Oak Stable 1:45.49
2001 Dark Ending Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Mockingbird Farm Inc 1:48.02
2000 Zoftig Marlon St. Julien Michael J. Doyle Glencrest Farm et al. 1:48.59
1999 Roaring Twenties Aaron Gryder Joe Orseno Stronach Stables 1:47.84
1998 Lady Beverly Na Somsanith Gary Chan Daijyobu Racing Stable 1:44.60
1997 Cotton Carnival Robert Landry Roger Attfield Windhaven 1:44.00
1996 Briarcliff Dave Penna W. Elliott Walden Carl / Humphrey Jr. 1:44.40
1995 Daijin Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella John & Glen Sikura 1:44.40
1994 Holly Regent Don Seymour Peter DiPasquale Peter DiPasquale 1:43.20
1993 Hey Hazel Don Seymour Roger Attfield Mickey Canino 1:45.20
1992 Dactylic James McAleney Grant Pearce King Caledon Farm 1:45.60
1991 Dance Smartly Brian Swatuk James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:43.60
1990 Secreto's Glory Ray Sabourin Bernard Girault Frank Stronach 1:45.60
1989 Rose Park Sandy Hawley George Nagy Tweedhill Farm 1:45.40
1989 Victorious Trick Richard Dos Ramos David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:46.00
1988 Tilt My Halo Sandy Hawley James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:46.60
1987 One From Heaven Gary Stahlbaum Phil England Richard R. Kennedy 1:46.60
1986 Triple Wow Robin Platts Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:45.20
1985 Bessarabian Gary Stahlbaum Michael J. Doyle Eaton Hall Farm 1:46.40
1984 Lantana Lady Dave Penna Arthur H. Warner Kennedy/Cullen 1:48.00
1983 Little To Do David Clark George M. Carter Whitco Farms 1:46.40
1983 Lovin Touch Larry Attard Jerry C. Meyer Verne Winchell 1:44.60
1982 Girlie Gary Stahlbaum N. Herbert R. L. Green 1:46.60
1981 Lady Face Dave Penna Frank Merrill, Jr. E. G. Hyde 1:44.20
1980 Flightish Llloyd Duffy John Morahan Gus Schickedanz 1:45.20
1979 Come Lucky Chance Gary Stahlbaum C. Cliff Hopmans, Jr. Conn Smythe 1:46.20
1979 Vaguely Modest Joey Belowus Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:45.00
1978 L'Alezane Sandy Hawley Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:43.60
1977 Northernette Avelino Gomez Jerry C. Meyer Syl Asadoorian & Sam Cosentino 1:43.60
1976 La Jalouse John LeBlanc Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:45.60
1975 Deepstar Lloyd Duffy David Guitard Kinghaven Farms 1:23.20
1974 Trudie Tudor Sandy Hawley John Morahan Douglas Banks 1:24.00
1973 Impressive Lady Hugo Dittfach Edward Mann J. M. Brunton 1:22.60
1972 Happy Victory Sandy Hawley David C. Brown C. J. Jackson 1:24.60
1972 Lady of Example Robin Platts N. Julius Janley Stable 1:23.60
1971 Main Pan Richard Armstrong Odie Clelland Peter Fuller 1:23.60
1970 Fanfreluche Chris Rogers Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:23.20
1969 Drama School Richard Grubb Gordon J. McCann Windfields Farm 1:24.80
1968 Mink Stole Wayne Chambers Carl F. Chapman Angrosa Stable 1:24.80
1967 Kate's Intent Hugo Dittfach Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Peter Fuller 1:23.60
1966 Kerensa R. Cox Frank Merrill, Jr. Mrs. Horatio A. Luro 1:24.20
1965 Princess Cloud Larry Reynolds R. Discher Parise & Farrell 1:24.00
1964 Menaris James Fitzsimmons Yonnie Starr Conn Smythe 1:11.40
1964 Royal Tara Jerry Harrison Glenn Magnusson Stafford Farms 1:10.40
1963 Balaklair Keith Robinson Mike Long Mike Long 1:12.20
1962 Roman Anna Harold Bolin S. U. Ross E. C. Pasquale 1:11.80
1962 I Recall † George Gubbins Morris Fishman B. & G. Stable 1:12.00
1961 Match Girl Ralph Borgemenke W. Morrisey Miss O. R. Armstrong 1:12.20
1960 Skinny Minny Al Coy John Passero William R. Beasley 1:11.20
1959 Wonder Where Al Coy Yonnie Starr Maloney & Smythe 1:10.40
1958 Windy Answer Ben Sorensen Gordon J. McCann Windfields Farm 1:10.60
1957 Jet Marine Herb Lindberg Yonnie Starr Maloney & Smythe 1:14.00
1956 Gracefield III Herb Lindberg Mike Long Luxiana Stable 1:13.40
1955 Rouge Maid David Stevenson V. Scott North Downs Farm 1:12.40
1954 Carolator David Stevenson Jim G. Fair Jim G. Fair 1:12.00

* † In the second division of the 1962 race, Vase finished first but was disqualified and set back to fifth.



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