| 1953|| Turf|
| Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Thoroughbred - Flat racing
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.
Canadian Maturity Stakes Wikipedia
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)