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Canadian Maturity Stakes

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Inaugurated  1953
Surface  Turf
Canadian Maturity Stakes
Location  Woodbine Racetrack Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Race type  Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website  woodbineentertainment.com
Distance  1 ⁄4 miles (10 furlongs)

The Canadian Maturity Stakes was a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late November at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Inaugurated in 1953, the race was restricted to four-year-old horses bred in Canada. It was contested on turf over a distance of a mile and a quarter (10 furlongs).

At a time when Thoroughbreds regularly ran on both dirt and turf, the Canadian Maturity Stakes attracted the best four-year-olds in Canada. However, by the late 1980s that situation had changed dramatically and by the time of the 1994 running, it attracted a field of only four horses.

The Canadian Maturity Stakes was won for five consecutive years between 1990 and 1994 by Sam-Son Farm and Hall of Fame trainer, Jim Day. Sam-Son Farm and Day also won in 1983.

Records

Speed record: (Through 1998, Woodbine times were recorded in fifths of a second. Since 1999 they are in hundredths of a second)

  • 2:00.20 - Classic Reign (1993)
  • Most wins by an owner:

  • 6 - Sam-Son Farm (1983, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)
  • Most wins by a jockey:

  • 4 - Robin Platts
  • Most wins by a trainer:

  • 6 - James E. Day (1983, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)
  • References

    Canadian Maturity Stakes Wikipedia


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