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Woodbine Oaks

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Woodbine Oaks
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario
Inaugurated 1956
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Scale Weight
Purse $500,000 CDN

The Woodbine Oaks is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Inaugurated in 1956, it is the premier event for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies and the first leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara series.

Raced over a distance of 1⅛ miles on Polytrack synthetic dirt, the Woodbine Oaks is currently sponsored by Budweiser and offers a purse of $500,000.

First run at 11/16 miles, since 1959 the distance has been set at 1⅛ miles. Originally called the Canadian Oaks, in 2001 it was changed to the Labatt Woodbine Oaks.


Speed record:

  • 1:45.80 - Yummy Mummy (1958) (at 11/16 miles)

Largest margin of victory:

  • 13 lengths - Avowal (1982)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 8 - Sandy Hawley (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1988, 1990)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 7 - Sam-Son Farm (1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2004)

Winners of the Woodbine Oaks






2010 Roan Inish Damien Moran Carolyn M. Costigan Robert J. Costigan 1:50.53
2009 Milwaukee Appeal Stewart Elliott Scott H. Fairlie C.E.C. Farms 1:49.84
2008 Ginger Brew Javier Castellano Brian A. Lynch Stronach Stables 1:51.40
2007 Sealy Hill Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Eugene Melnyk 1:50.68
2006 Kimchi Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Seasoft Stable 1:52.23
2005 Gold Strike Jim McAleney Reade Baker Dick Bonnycastle 1:51.63
2004 Eye of the Sphynx Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:53.11
2003 Too Late Now Robert Landry James E. Day Edna Arrow 1:53.05
2002 Ginger Gold Richard Dos Ramos Sid C. Attard Jim Dandy Stable 1:51.56
2001 Dancethruthedawn Gary Boulanger Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:51.74
2000 Catch The Ring Robert Landry Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:53.16
1999 Touch Dial Mickey Walls Tino Attard Stronach Stables 1:51.13
1998 Kirby's Song Todd Kabel Tino Attard Kirby Canada Farm 1:50.80
1997 Capdiva Robert Landry Roger Attfield Legacy Thoroughbred 1:50.80
1996 Silent Fleet Steven Bahen Bernard Girault Peter Chiodo 1:50.20
1995 Gal In A Ruckus Herb McCauley John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:51.20
1994 Plenty Of Sugar Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Kinghaven/Ferguson 1:49.60
1993 Deputy Jane West Robin Platts Macdonald Benson Lady Slipper Farm 1:52.40
1992 Hope For A Breeze Herb McCauley Paul Nielsen Hopefield Farm 1:52.40
1991 Dance Smartly Pat Day James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:51.20
1990 Tiffany's Secret Sandy Hawley James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:51.20
1989 Blondeinamotel Pat Day Michael J. Doyle Windhaven 1:52.40
1988 Tilt My Halo Sandy Hawley James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:53.00
1987 One From Heaven Gary Stahlbaum Phil England Richard R. Kennedy 1:51.40
1986 Playlist Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:51.80
1985 La Lorgnette David Clark Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 1:51.20
1984 Classy 'n Smart Irwin Driedger James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:51.80
1983 First Summer Day David Clark W. Millar P. B. Ballentine 1:52.60
1982 Avowal Brian Swatuk Arthur H. Warner R. R. Kennedy 1:52.80
1981 Regent Miss Richard Grubb George S. Nemett Whispering Hills 1:50.80
1980 Par Excellance Gary Stahlbaum Jacques Dumas Knightsbridge-Big Boy 1:53.20
1979 Kamar Sandy Hawley Emile M. Allain B. K. Y. Stable 1:51.20
1978 La Voyageuse James Kelly Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:50.40
1977 Northernette Avelino Gomez Jerry C. Meyer Asadoorian/Cosentino 1:52.40
1976 Bye Bye Paris Jeffrey Fell Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 1:51.40
1975 Reasonable Win Richard Grubb Fred H. Loschke Hammer Kopf Farm 1:49.80
1974 Trudie Tudor Sandy Hawley John Morahan D. Banks 1:55.40
1973 Square Angel Sandy Hawley Frank H. Merrill, Jr. W. Preston Gilbride 1:48.80
1972 Happy Victory Sandy Hawley David C. Brown C. J. Jackson 1:51.80
1971 Lauries Dancer Sandy Hawley James C. Bentley Helen G. Stollery 1:50.60
1970 South Ocean Sandy Hawley Gordon J. McCann Charles Taylor 1:51.40
1969 Cool Mood Johnny Sellers John W. Russell Kinghaven Farm 1:52.00
1968 Solometeor William Boland P. Richards Windfields Farm 1:50.80
1967 All We Have Eric Walsh Warren Beasley Warren Beasley 1:54.80
1966 Northern Minx Jim Fitzsimmons Yonnie Starr Conn Smythe 1:51.60
1965 Northern Queen Heliodoro Gustines Horatio Luro Windfields Farm 1:53.20
1964 Later Mel Avelino Gomez Willie Thurner W. J. Farr 1:52.80
1963 Menedict Paul Bohenko Carl F. Chapman H. A. Grant 1:55.40
1962 Flaming Page Jim Fitzsimmons Horatio Luro Windfields Farm 1:52.00
1961 Maid o'North Cliff Potts Red Barnard Shermanor Farm 1:53.60
1960 Menantic Avelino Gomez Gordon J. McCann Windfields Farm 1:52.20
1959 Wonder Where Al Coy Yonnie Starr Maloney & Smythe 1:52.20
1958 Yummy Mummy E. A. Rodriguez John Passero William R. Beasley 1:45.80
1957 La Belle Rose Avelino Gomez Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 1:46.60
1956 Air Page Ed Plesa Willie Thurner D. G. Ross 1:47.20



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