Breeders’ Stakes

Breeders? Stakes ? Race Details:

When:
August
Track Location:
Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto
Race Distance:
1 ? miles
Race Status:
Group 1
Race Conditions:
Three-year-old Canadian born
Weights:
Scale Weight
Stakes:
CAN $500 000
Inaugurated:
1889

The Breeders? Stakes is the final race in the prestigious Canadian Triple Crown. First run in 1889, it is run over a distance of 1 ? miles at the Woodbine Racetrack at Toronto in August, making it the longest race of the three Triple Crown events. Worth CAN $500 000, the stakes are high for runners who have previously competed and won in the first two Triple Crown events, the Queen?s Plate in June and the Prince of Wales Stakes in July. All three events are run on a different track surface, and the Breeders? is raced on turf.

The field of runners is made up of a competitive bunch of Canadian bred three-year-olds, and the largest number of starters in the Breeders? Stakes was 15 horses in 1987. Since then, then smallest field was seen in 1993 when only 4 entries took to the starting gates.

When betting on the Breeders? Stakes there are a number of interesting facts, statistics and trends to consider including the fact that barrier numbers 10-13 have never produced a winner. The most successful post position over the race?s history is barrier number three, having spurred ten winners. This is followed by barrier number six with eight winners. Also, colts have dominated in this race with nearly 30 wins, followed by fillies and then geldings.

Breeders? Stakes ? Records:

Race Record:
2:26.25 set by Charlie?s Dewan in 1995
Longest-Priced Winner:
Social Wizard at $43.70 in 1981
Shortest-Priced Winner:
Peteski at $2.20 in 1993
Largest Winning Margin:
Ben Fab by 14 lengths in 1980
Most Successful Jockeys:
Two jockeys have seen four wins in the Breeders? Stakes throughout the races? history.
Sandy Hawley with Nice Dancer (1972), Tiny Tinker (1976), Bridle Path (1979) and King?s Deputy (1988).
Robin Platts with Haymaker?s Jig (1974), Overskate (1978), Runaway Groom (1982) and Kingsbridge (1983).
Most Successful Trainer:
Roger Attfield has won an impressive eight Breeders? Stakes with Carotene (1986), With Approval (1989), Izvestia (1990), Peteski (1993), Pinafore Park (1998), Free Vacation (1999), Sweetest Thing (2001) and most recently with Perfect Shower (2009).

Breeders? Stakes ? Recent Race Results:

Year

Winner

Runner-Up

Third

Winner’s Time

2009
Perfect Shower
Guipago Reservoir 2:29.39
2008
Marlang
Slgovitz Solitaire 2:28.58
2007
Marchfield
Twilight Meteor It?s Like This 2:29.50
2006
Royal Challenger
French Beret Shillelagh Slew 2:28.66
2005
Jambalaya
Area Limits See the Wind 2:27.86
2004
A Bit O?Gold
Burst of Fire Silver Ticket 2:27.15
2003
Wando
Shoal Water Colourful Judgement 2:28.69
2002
Portcullis
El Soprano Mountain Beacon 2:29.80
2001
Sweetest Thing
Flaming Sky Asia 2:29.90
2000
Lodge Hill
Master Stuart Scatter the Gold 2:28.97