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Sir Barton Stakes

Restricted Stakes race
Sir Barton Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Inaugurated 1975
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
(Ontario Sire Stakes program)
Weight Allowances
Purse $125,000

The Sir Barton Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early December at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. An Ontario Sire Stakes, it is a restricted race for horses age three and older. Raced over a distance of 11/16 miles on Polytrack, the Sir Barton Stakes currently carries a purse of $125,000.

Originally restricted to three-year-olds, it is now open to older horses.

Inaugurated in 1975 at Greenwood Raceway and moved to Woodbine Racetrack in 1994, the race is named for the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame colt Sir Barton, who was the 1st U.S. Triple Crown Champion.

Since inception, the Sir Barton Stakes has been raced at a variety of distances:

  • 7 furlongs - 1975
  • 1 mile - 1976-1993
  • 1/16 miles - 1994 to present


Speed record:

  • 1:42.85 - Executive Choice (2007) (at current distance of 1/16 miles on Polytrack)
  • 1:34.00 - Twist The Snow (1989) (New stakes and track record at 1 mile on dirt)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 3 - Gary Stahlbaum (1980, 1982, 1987)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 3 - Mark E. Casse (2004, 2005, 2006)

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Sir Barton Stakes







2009 Genius Kinshasa 3 Emile Ramsammy Vito Armata Vito Armata 1:44.26
2008 Dancer's Bajan 4 Patrick Husbands Robert P. Tiller 3 Sons Racing Stable Ltd. 1:43.60
2007 Executive Choice 6 Jim McAleney Reade Baker J. Aston/A. Onesi/Bull Market St 1:42.85
2006 Arch Hall 5 Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Melnyk Racing Stable 1:45.89
2005 Arch Hall 4 Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Melnyk Racing Stable 1:44.13
2004 Arch Hall 3 Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Melnyk Racing Stable 1:45.04
2003 Time Of War 3 Jim McAleney Alec Fehr Knob Hill Stable 1:46.10
2002 Barbeau Ruckus 3 Constant Montpellier Ross Armata T. Thavamalar/J. Armata 1:44.47
2001 Devil Valentine 3 Emile Ramsammy Fenton Platts S. & G. Gibbs 1:45.08
2000 Prince of Style 3 Slade Callaghan Grant Pearce William Diamant 1:45.14
1999 Hot Pepper Hill 3 Robert Landry Macdonald Benson Cedarow Farms 1:45.20
1998 One Way Love 3 David Clark Michael J. Wright, Jr. B. Schickedanz & J. Hillier 1:44.80
1997 Arctic Squall 3 Todd Kabel Tino Attard Shahina Ahmad 1:43.60
1996 Regal Courser 3 Ray Sabourin John A. Ross Stan Richardson 1:45.20
1995 Dr. Ktonborg 3 Emile Ramsammy Don J. Campbell L. B. Sukhdeo 1:45.20
1994 Parental Pressure 3 Robert Landry Fred H. Loschke Hammer Kopf, Corrente & Ptns 1:44.60
1993 Carry The Crown 3 David Clark James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:39.20
1992 Grand Hooley 3 Daniel David Sid C. Attard P. E. L. Racing Stable 1:40.20
1991 Rainbow Gold 3 Daniel David David Guitard Kings Lane Farm 1:40.20
1990 Complete Endeavor 3 Richard Dos Ramos Debbie England Huntington Stud Farm 1:38.40
1989 Twist The Snow 3 Larry Attard R. Poynter Angus McArthur 1:34.00
1988 Bouncing Brave 3 Dave Penna George M. Carter P. Lamantia / J. Russell 1:39.40
1987 Interrex 3 Gary Stahlbaum Phil England Kennedy/Miglietti Estate 1:39.20
1986 Steady Effort 3 Robin Platts Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:39.40
1985 Bert James 3 Lloyd Duffy Daniel J. Vella Knob Hill Stable 1:39.60
1984 Park Regent 3 Jeffrey Fell Gordon M. Huntley Parkview Stable 1:38.00
1983 Gone To Royalty 3 Irwin Driedger Jacques Dumas Pierre L. Levesque 1:40.20
1982 Son of Briartic 3 Gary Stahlbaum Jerry G. Lavigne Paddockhurst Stable 1:40.60
1981 Play The Hornpipe 3 George HoSang James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:37.60
1980 My Only Love 3 Gary Stahlbaum Phil England Mrs. M. Sutherland 1:37.20
1979 Mr. Kapacity 3 B. Smythe W. Norris Paddockhurst Stable 1:40.60
1978 Knight's Turn 3 John Bell Emile M. Allain Mrs. C. Terfloth 1:39.00
1977 Regent Bird 3 Robin Platts Thomas O'Keefe Request Farm 1:41.80
1976 Lucky Conn 3 Jeffrey Fell Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 1:38.40
1975 Banqueroute 3 Lloyd Duffy Jacques Dumas Jean-Louis Levesque 1:25.20



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