Clarendon Stakes

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Clarendon Stakes
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C. George McCullagh (left) receives award at Clarendon Plate, Thorncliffe Park race track (43532715841).jpg
C. George McCullagh (left) receives the 1940 Clarendon Plate, at Thorncliffe Park race track
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated1926
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website web.archive.org/web/20100316214346/http://www.woodbineentertainment.com:80/qct/default.asp
Race information
Distance5.5 furlongs
Surface Polytrack
Trackleft-handed
QualificationTwo-Year-Olds, foaled in Ontario
WeightAllowances
Purse$150,000

The Clarendon Stakes is a Thoroughbred horse race currently run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Held in early July, the sprint race is open to two-year-old horses foaled in the Province of Ontario and is contested over a distance of five and a half furlongs on Polytrack synthetic dirt. It currently offers a purse of $150,000.

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