Durham Cup Stakes

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Durham Cup Stakes
Grade III race
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated1906
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.woodbineentertainment.com/qct/default.asp
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
Surface Tapeta synthetic dirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse C$150,000 (since 2007) [1]

The Durham Cup Stakes is a Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Run in mid October, the Grade III race is open to horses age three and older. Raced over a distance of 1 18 miles on Tapeta synthetic dirt, it currently offers a current purse of C$150,000.

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The race was first run in 1906 as the Durham Cup Handicap at Old Woodbine Racetrack. It remained there until the track was closed and replaced by the new Woodbine racetrack. Since inception it has been contested at various distances:

In 1992, Francine Villeneuve became the first female jockey to win the race.

Francine Villeneuve Race horse jockey

Francine Alicia Villeneuve is a Canadian retired thoroughbred jockey and racing pioneer.

Records

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

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Joseph Emm Seagram was a Canadian distillery founder, politician, philanthropist, and major owner of thoroughbred racehorses.

Most wins by a jockey:

Avelino Gomez Cuban jockey

Avelino Gomez was a Cuban-born Hall of Fame jockey in American and Canadian thoroughbred horse racing.

Lloyd Duffy is a Canadian retired Champion jockey in Thoroughbred flat horse racing who uniquely is also a licensed driver of harness racing horses.

Donald J. Seymour is a Canadian jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing who is the only jockey in history to win two Canadian Triple Crowns.

Most wins by a trainer:

Roger Attfield horse trainer and owner

Roger L. Attfield is a Canadian thoroughbred horse trainer and owner and an inductee of both the Canadian and United States horseracing Halls of Fame.

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2016 Are You Kidding Me 6 Alan Garcia Roger L. Attfield Kirk/Bates/Riordan1:49.10
2015 Golden Sabre 5 Emma-Jayne Wilson Malcolm Pierce Sam-Son Farm 1:48.33
2014 Lukes Alley 4 Luis Contreras Josie Carroll Melnyk Racing Stables 1:49.23
2013James Street6 Patrick Husbands Josie Carroll Melnyk Racing Stables1:50.14
2012Delegation3 Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Gary Barber 1:50.60
2011City Wolf4 Emma-Jayne Wilson Reade Baker Stronach Stables 1:50.38
2010Southdale4 Jim McAleney Ian BlackRoderick Ferguson1:51.36
2009Pool Play4 Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse William S. Farish IV 1:49.24
2008 Palladio 6 Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Haras S. M. de Araras1:49.29
2007 Leonnatus Anteas 3 Jono Jones Kevin Attard Knob Hill Stable 1:49.55
2006Barracuda Boy5 Emma-Jayne Wilson Nick Gonzalez Stronach Stable 1:50.49
2005Cryptograph4 Todd Kabel Malcolm Pierce Pin Oak Stable 1:52.51
2004Norfolk Knight5 Jillian Scharfstein Hugo Dittfach Margaret Squires1:51.56
2003Parose9 Jono Jones Alexander McPherson John Atto1:53.16
2002Dream Launcher4 Richard Dos Ramos Audre Cappuccitti Audre Cappuccitti 1:52.45
2001 A Fleets Dancer 6 Robert Landry Roger Attfield Cam Allard 1:51.71
2000Kiss A Native3 Mickey Walls David R. Bell Stronach Stable 1:49.58
1999Deputy Inxs8 Na Somsanith Audre Cappuccitti A. & G. Cappuccitti 1:48.58
1998Northern Sky6 Laurie Gulas Michael Keogh Gus Schickedanz 1:51.80
1997Northern Sky5 Laurie Gulas Michael Keogh Gus Schickedanz 1:49.20
1996 Basqueian 5 Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:51.60
1995 Basqueian 4 Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:51.20
1994 Basqueian 3 Shane Sellers Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:50.40
1993 Benburb 4 Richard Dos Ramos Phil England Knob Hill Stable 1:50.40
1992Twist The Snow6 Francine Villeneuve Angus McArthur Angus McArthur 1:51.40
1991Candid Cameron4 Dave Penna Trevor Swan J. D. Cameron1:52.20
1990Take Account †4 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:50.80
1990Imperial Colony †5 Robin Platts Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:50.80
1989 Steady Power 5 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:51.00
1988Steady Zephyr4 Ray Sabourin Michael Tammaro Bayshore Racing1:51.80
1987Triple Wow4 Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:52.60
1986 Key to the Moon 5 Lloyd Duffy Gil Rowntree B. K. Y. Stable1:50.00
1985 Ten Gold Pots 4 Dan Beckon Gil Rowntree B. K. Y. Stable1:50.40
1984Pax Nobiscum4 Dan Beckon Grant Pearce Kingfield Farm1:52.80
1983Jacksboro4 Larry Attard Tony Mattine Nelson Bunker Hunt 1:51.40
1982Le Grand Seigneur4 Dan Beckon Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:51.80
1981 Driving Home 4 Robin Platts Glenn Magnusson C.F.C.W. Racing 1:52.20
1980Foreign Control5 George HoSang Gilbert H. Robillard B. C. Stable1:49.60
1979Foreign Control4 George HoSang Gilbert H. Robillard Gardiner & B. C. Stable2:04.60
1978Lucky Conn5 J. Paul Souter Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 2:02.80
1977Hopeful Answer4 Gary Stahlbaum Frank Merrill, Jr. W. Preston Gilbride2:02.40
1976Brilliant Sandy4 Lloyd Duffy Jerry C. Meyer Smith/Willow Downs2:04.20
1975Butterbump4 Brian Swatuk Frank H. Merrill, Jr. Viscount Hardinge 2:10.20
1974Fabiusand4L. Buzit Jerry G. Lavigne Parkview Stable 2:03.40
1973Minsky5 Sandy Hawley Roy Johnson Windfields Farm 2:03.00
1972Twice Lucky5 Avelino Gomez Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 2:10.00
1971Minsky3 Sandy Hawley Sidney Watters, Jr. Windfields Farm 2:02.20
1970 Dance Act 4 Richard Armstrong Larry GrantGreen Hills Farm2:03.40
1969Battling5 Lloyd Duffy J. Moir, Jr.L. J. Hempel2:03.20
1968Hammer Kopf4 Richard Grubb Fred H. Loschke Fred H. Loschke 2:07.20
1967 He's A Smoothie 4 Avelino Gomez Warren Beasley William R. Beasley 2:04.60
1966 Victorian Era 4 Avelino Gomez Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Windfields Farm 2:02.60
1965 Langcrest 4 Sam McComb Edward Mann Sidney J. Langill2:02.20
1964Judo King3 Hugo Dittfach J. LankinenB. J. Thibodeau2:03.80
1963Already Dia4 Richard Armstrong W. TrevenewP. J. Rock2:03.20
1962 Choperion 3 James Fitzsimmons Horatio Luro Windfields Farm 2:02.40
1961 Hidden Treasure 4 Pat Remillard Robert S. Bateman Bill Beasley 2:02.60
1960Windy Ship3 Charles Boland S. CouchEmcee Stable2:07.40
1959Ali's Pride5 Norm Leid A. H. Routcliffe Pine Tree Stable2:10.20
1958Our Sirdar4 Al Coy Red Barnard Shermanor Farms2:05.20
1957Hartney6C. O'Brien Patrick MacMurchy K. R. Marshall2:12.00
1956Lawday3 Hiromi Uyeyama John J. Thorpe J. E. Frowde Seagram 2:04.00
1955 Ace Marine 3 George Walker Yonnie Starr Larkin Maloney 2:05.20
1954Queen's Own3T. Johnson Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 2:04.00
1953 Chain Reaction 3 Bud Giacomelli Richard Townrow Mrs. Elodie Tomlinson2:03.20
1952Bennington3 Jose Vina John Passero William R. Beasley 2:05.40
1951no race
1950Lady's Lover3R. Buisson Frank Merrill, Jr. Frank Merrill, Jr. 3:00.40
1949 Moldy 5J. Stewart Arthur Brent Parkwood Stable 3:04.00
1948North York6 Alf Bavington Morris Fishman H. Lahman3:09.00
1947Palermo4J. DewhurstR. AndersonD. J. Kennedy3:01.40
1946no race
1945Broom Time4 Chris Rogers T. FrostJ. E. Frost3:01.00
1944Maginot Line5 Bobby Watson G. HayL. H. Appleby3:02.00
1943Teeworth5R. LeavittN. NorthwoodN. Northwood3:03.60
1942Attrisius4 Henry Palaez J. SmithRiverdale Stable3:05.20
1941Curwen4 Bobby Watson Loyd Gentry, Sr. Harry C. Hatch 3:10.00
1940Sea General4C. W. Smith Harry Giddings, Jr. Harry Giddings, Sr. 3:00.00
1939Donosiris5Albert Schmidl Frank Gilpin Parkwood Stable 3:07.00
1938Hainault Maid4Aalbert SchmidlA. RobinsonT. F. Montague3:04.00
1937Monsweep4 Charlie McTague William H. Bringloe Harry C. Hatch 3:05.20
1936Royal Vintage6 Frank Dougherty A. SansoneM. J. Sansone3:00.60
1935Donstick3S. Young William H. Bringloe Harry C. Hatch 3:03.20
1934 Shady Well 5 Pat Remillard John J. Thorpe Edward F. Seagram 3:04.80
1933 Shady Well 4 Tommy Luther John J. Thorpe Edward F. Seagram 3:03.20
1932 Shady Well 3 Eddie Legere William H. Bringloe Seagram Stable 3:02.60
1931Pat Gaiety4A. RidgwayC. McKeeT. M. Glassco3:03.60
1930Lindsay4 Frankie Mann J. GivenJ. C. Fletcher3:04.80
1929Beau of the West8 Whitey Abel John Whyte Seagram Stable 3:03.40
1928Beau of the West7 Lester Pichon William Donohue Seagram Stable 3:05.60
1927Cloth Hall5 John Maiben E. DoyleT. Riddell3:01.60
1926Duchess4H. Erickson William H. Bringloe Seagram Stable 3:03.60
1925Thorndyke4 Ovila Bourassa F. Hynes Thorncliffe Stable 3:06.60
1924Procyon5H. ThomasJohn O. BurttschellP. G. Christopher3:05.20
1923Hallucination3 Pete Walls Henry McDaniel J. K. L. Ross 3:02.00
1922Procyon3 Mark Fator W. MartinP. G. Christopher3:00.00
1921 Woodbine 4 Merritt C. Buxton G. Walker Brookdale Stable 3:03.60
1920Bugle March4 Harold Thurber E. SteedsT. Riddell3:09.00
1919no race
1918no race
1917no race
1916Copper King3 Ted Rice M. GormanP. Gorman3:03.00
1915Fair Montague3 John Callahan John Nixon C. Miller3:02.60
1914Prince Philsthorpe5J. MetcalfeC. HansonCapital City Stable3:09.40
1913 Hearts of Oak 3 Charley Peak Harry Giddings, Jr. Harry Giddings, Sr. 3:05.20
1912Calumny3D. McCarthyJ. D. GormanJ. D. Gorman3:07.00
1911Denham7 Charley Peak Thomas J. Healey Valley Farm Stable3:10.60
1910Seismic5 Phil Musgrave Barry Littlefield Joseph E. Seagram 3:10.60
1909Seismic4 Phil Musgrave Barry Littlefield Joseph E. Seagram 3:05.60
1908 Inferno 6 Phil Musgrave Barry Littlefield Joseph E. Seagram 3:06.20
1907Kelpie3W. Mulcahy John Nixon Valley Farm Stable3:05.80
1906 Inferno 4 Ted Koerner Barry Littlefield Joseph E. Seagram 3:02.00
* In 1990 there was a dead heat for first.

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References

  1. "Durham Cup Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 24 September 2016.