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Victoria Park Stakes

Ungraded Stakes race
Victoria Park Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated 1988
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website [1]
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $125,000

The Victoria Park Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1988 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Raced in early to mid June over a distance of one and one-eighth miles, it is open to three-year-old horses. It was run on dirt until 2006 when the new synthetic Polytrack surface was installed.

Named for Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Victoria Park, the ungraded stakes race is considered the last prep for the Queen's Plate for any Canadian-bred participants.


Speed record:

  • 1:49.80 - Jail Break (1997)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Earle I. Mack (1995, 2006)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Victoria Park Stakes






2009 Awesome Rhythm James McAleney John A. Ross Domenic Triumbari 1:51.12
2008 Secret Getaway Emma-Jayne Wilson Michael Stidham Sand and Cee Stable 1:51.11
2007 Approval Rating Patrick Husbands Mark E.Casse Woodford Racing 1:50.89
2006 Harborage Mike Luzzi Gary C. Contessa Earle I. Mack 1:51.70
2005 Palladio Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Haras Santa Maria de Araras 1:51.95
2004 Organ Grinder Simon Husbands Sid Attard S. & B. Stable 1:51.55
2003 Pants N Kisses Constant Montpellier David Cotey David Cotey et al. 1:53.12
2002 Tails of the Crypt Jake Barton John Ross Jam Jar Racing Stable 1:50.36
2001 Dream Launcher Todd Kabel Andre Cappuccitti Audre Cappuccitti 1:51.67
2000 Kiss A Native Todd Kabel David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:50.97
1999 Irish Fury Slade Callaghan Ronald G. Burke S & R Chen 1:51.45
1998 Silver Talk * Robert C. Landry Tino Attard White Eagle Stable et al. 1:53.20
1997 Jail Break Ray Sabourin Mike Wright, Jr. Mark Durigon 1:49.80
1996 Spider Wire Robert C. Landry Barbara J. Minshall Minshall Farms 1:50.60
1995 Fritz Dave Penna Roger Attfield Earle I. Mack & partners 1:52.40
1994 Stellarina Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:52.00
1993 St. Elias Don Seymour Roger Attfield Virginia Kraft Payson 1:50.80
1992 Justfortherecord James McKnight Kathy Patton-Casse Casse / Nedlaw Stable 1:50.80
1991 Shudanz Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms et al. 1:51.00
1990 Candid Cameron Dave Penna Trevor Swan J. D. Cameron 1:51.00
1989 Happy Salesman Dave Penna Happy Alter Arthur I. Appleton 1:50.60
1988 Regal Intention Jack M. Lauzon James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:52.20

*In 1998, Kinkennie finished first but was disqualified and set back to fifth.


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