|Grade III race|
|Location|| Woodbine Racetrack |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1 1⁄8 miles (9 furlongs)|
|Surface||Tapeta synthetic dirt|
|Qualification||Three-years-old & up|
|Purse||C$150,000 (since 2007)|
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 1⁄8 miles on Tapeta synthetic dirt, it currently offers a current purse of C$150,000.
Woodbine Racetrack is a casino and horse racing track in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the only horse racing track in North America which stages, or is capable of staging, thoroughbred and standardbred horse racing programs on the same day. It is owned by Woodbine Entertainment Group.
Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA), of which the majority is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), held a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada's most populous CMA. Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.
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.
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Speed record:(Through 1998, Woodbine times were recorded in fifths of a second. Since 1999 they are in hundredths of a second)
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:
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Lloyd Duffy is a Canadian retired Champion jockey in Thoroughbred flat horse racing who uniquely is also a licensed driver of harness racing horses.
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Most wins by a trainer:
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.
|2016||Are You Kidding Me||6||Alan Garcia||Roger L. Attfield||Kirk/Bates/Riordan||1:49.10|
|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|
|2013||James Street||6||Patrick Husbands||Josie Carroll||Melnyk Racing Stables||1:50.14|
|2012||Delegation||3||Patrick Husbands||Mark E. Casse||Gary Barber||1:50.60|
|2011||City Wolf||4||Emma-Jayne Wilson||Reade Baker||Stronach Stables||1:50.38|
|2010||Southdale||4||Jim McAleney||Ian Black||Roderick Ferguson||1:51.36|
|2009||Pool Play||4||Patrick Husbands||Mark E. Casse||William S. Farish IV||1:49.24|
|2008||Palladio||6||Richard Dos Ramos||Roger Attfield||Haras S. M. de Araras||1:49.29|
|2007||Leonnatus Anteas||3||Jono Jones||Kevin Attard||Knob Hill Stable||1:49.55|
|2006||Barracuda Boy||5||Emma-Jayne Wilson||Nick Gonzalez||Stronach Stable||1:50.49|
|2005||Cryptograph||4||Todd Kabel||Malcolm Pierce||Pin Oak Stable||1:52.51|
|2004||Norfolk Knight||5||Jillian Scharfstein||Hugo Dittfach||Margaret Squires||1:51.56|
|2003||Parose||9||Jono Jones||Alexander McPherson||John Atto||1:53.16|
|2002||Dream Launcher||4||Richard Dos Ramos||Audre Cappuccitti||Audre Cappuccitti||1:52.45|
|2001||A Fleets Dancer||6||Robert Landry||Roger Attfield||Cam Allard||1:51.71|
|2000||Kiss A Native||3||Mickey Walls||David R. Bell||Stronach Stable||1:49.58|
|1999||Deputy Inxs||8||Na Somsanith||Audre Cappuccitti||A. & G. Cappuccitti||1:48.58|
|1998||Northern Sky||6||Laurie Gulas||Michael Keogh||Gus Schickedanz||1:51.80|
|1997||Northern Sky||5||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|
|1992||Twist The Snow||6||Francine Villeneuve||Angus McArthur||Angus McArthur||1:51.40|
|1991||Candid Cameron||4||Dave Penna||Trevor Swan||J. D. Cameron||1:52.20|
|1990||Take Account †||4||Don Seymour||Roger Attfield||Kinghaven Farms||1:50.80|
|1990||Imperial Colony †||5||Robin Platts||Roger Attfield||Kinghaven Farms||1:50.80|
|1989||Steady Power||5||Don Seymour||Roger Attfield||Kinghaven Farms||1:51.00|
|1988||Steady Zephyr||4||Ray Sabourin||Michael Tammaro||Bayshore Racing||1:51.80|
|1987||Triple Wow||4||Don Seymour||Roger Attfield||Kinghaven Farms||1:52.60|
|1986||Key to the Moon||5||Lloyd Duffy||Gil Rowntree||B. K. Y. Stable||1:50.00|
|1985||Ten Gold Pots||4||Dan Beckon||Gil Rowntree||B. K. Y. Stable||1:50.40|
|1984||Pax Nobiscum||4||Dan Beckon||Grant Pearce||Kingfield Farm||1:52.80|
|1983||Jacksboro||4||Larry Attard||Tony Mattine||Nelson Bunker Hunt||1:51.40|
|1982||Le Grand Seigneur||4||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|
|1980||Foreign Control||5||George HoSang||Gilbert H. Robillard||B. C. Stable||1:49.60|
|1979||Foreign Control||4||George HoSang||Gilbert H. Robillard||Gardiner & B. C. Stable||2:04.60|
|1978||Lucky Conn||5||J. Paul Souter||Donnie Walker||Conn Smythe||2:02.80|
|1977||Hopeful Answer||4||Gary Stahlbaum||Frank Merrill, Jr.||W. Preston Gilbride||2:02.40|
|1976||Brilliant Sandy||4||Lloyd Duffy||Jerry C. Meyer||Smith/Willow Downs||2:04.20|
|1975||Butterbump||4||Brian Swatuk||Frank H. Merrill, Jr.||Viscount Hardinge||2:10.20|
|1974||Fabiusand||4||L. Buzit||Jerry G. Lavigne||Parkview Stable||2:03.40|
|1973||Minsky||5||Sandy Hawley||Roy Johnson||Windfields Farm||2:03.00|
|1972||Twice Lucky||5||Avelino Gomez||Donnie Walker||Conn Smythe||2:10.00|
|1971||Minsky||3||Sandy Hawley||Sidney Watters, Jr.||Windfields Farm||2:02.20|
|1970||Dance Act||4||Richard Armstrong||Larry Grant||Green Hills Farm||2:03.40|
|1969||Battling||5||Lloyd Duffy||J. Moir, Jr.||L. J. Hempel||2:03.20|
|1968||Hammer Kopf||4||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. Langill||2:02.20|
|1964||Judo King||3||Hugo Dittfach||J. Lankinen||B. J. Thibodeau||2:03.80|
|1963||Already Dia||4||Richard Armstrong||W. Trevenew||P. J. Rock||2:03.20|
|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|
|1960||Windy Ship||3||Charles Boland||S. Couch||Emcee Stable||2:07.40|
|1959||Ali's Pride||5||Norm Leid||A. H. Routcliffe||Pine Tree Stable||2:10.20|
|1958||Our Sirdar||4||Al Coy||Red Barnard||Shermanor Farms||2:05.20|
|1957||Hartney||6||C. O'Brien||Patrick MacMurchy||K. R. Marshall||2:12.00|
|1956||Lawday||3||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|
|1954||Queen's Own||3||T. Johnson||Gordon J. McCann||E. P. Taylor||2:04.00|
|1953||Chain Reaction||3||Bud Giacomelli||Richard Townrow||Mrs. Elodie Tomlinson||2:03.20|
|1952||Bennington||3||Jose Vina||John Passero||William R. Beasley||2:05.40|
|1950||Lady's Lover||3||R. Buisson||Frank Merrill, Jr.||Frank Merrill, Jr.||3:00.40|
|1949||Moldy||5||J. Stewart||Arthur Brent||Parkwood Stable||3:04.00|
|1948||North York||6||Alf Bavington||Morris Fishman||H. Lahman||3:09.00|
|1947||Palermo||4||J. Dewhurst||R. Anderson||D. J. Kennedy||3:01.40|
|1945||Broom Time||4||Chris Rogers||T. Frost||J. E. Frost||3:01.00|
|1944||Maginot Line||5||Bobby Watson||G. Hay||L. H. Appleby||3:02.00|
|1943||Teeworth||5||R. Leavitt||N. Northwood||N. Northwood||3:03.60|
|1942||Attrisius||4||Henry Palaez||J. Smith||Riverdale Stable||3:05.20|
|1941||Curwen||4||Bobby Watson||Loyd Gentry, Sr.||Harry C. Hatch||3:10.00|
|1940||Sea General||4||C. W. Smith||Harry Giddings, Jr.||Harry Giddings, Sr.||3:00.00|
|1939||Donosiris||5||Albert Schmidl||Frank Gilpin||Parkwood Stable||3:07.00|
|1938||Hainault Maid||4||Aalbert Schmidl||A. Robinson||T. F. Montague||3:04.00|
|1937||Monsweep||4||Charlie McTague||William H. Bringloe||Harry C. Hatch||3:05.20|
|1936||Royal Vintage||6||Frank Dougherty||A. Sansone||M. J. Sansone||3:00.60|
|1935||Donstick||3||S. 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|
|1931||Pat Gaiety||4||A. Ridgway||C. McKee||T. M. Glassco||3:03.60|
|1930||Lindsay||4||Frankie Mann||J. Given||J. C. Fletcher||3:04.80|
|1929||Beau of the West||8||Whitey Abel||John Whyte||Seagram Stable||3:03.40|
|1928||Beau of the West||7||Lester Pichon||William Donohue||Seagram Stable||3:05.60|
|1927||Cloth Hall||5||John Maiben||E. Doyle||T. Riddell||3:01.60|
|1926||Duchess||4||H. Erickson||William H. Bringloe||Seagram Stable||3:03.60|
|1925||Thorndyke||4||Ovila Bourassa||F. Hynes||Thorncliffe Stable||3:06.60|
|1924||Procyon||5||H. Thomas||John O. Burttschell||P. G. Christopher||3:05.20|
|1923||Hallucination||3||Pete Walls||Henry McDaniel||J. K. L. Ross||3:02.00|
|1922||Procyon||3||Mark Fator||W. Martin||P. G. Christopher||3:00.00|
|1921||Woodbine||4||Merritt C. Buxton||G. Walker||Brookdale Stable||3:03.60|
|1920||Bugle March||4||Harold Thurber||E. Steeds||T. Riddell||3:09.00|
|1916||Copper King||3||Ted Rice||M. Gorman||P. Gorman||3:03.00|
|1915||Fair Montague||3||John Callahan||John Nixon||C. Miller||3:02.60|
|1914||Prince Philsthorpe||5||J. Metcalfe||C. Hanson||Capital City Stable||3:09.40|
|1913||Hearts of Oak||3||Charley Peak||Harry Giddings, Jr.||Harry Giddings, Sr.||3:05.20|
|1912||Calumny||3||D. McCarthy||J. D. Gorman||J. D. Gorman||3:07.00|
|1911||Denham||7||Charley Peak||Thomas J. Healey||Valley Farm Stable||3:10.60|
|1910||Seismic||5||Phil Musgrave||Barry Littlefield||Joseph E. Seagram||3:10.60|
|1909||Seismic||4||Phil Musgrave||Barry Littlefield||Joseph E. Seagram||3:05.60|
|1908||Inferno||6||Phil Musgrave||Barry Littlefield||Joseph E. Seagram||3:06.20|
|1907||Kelpie||3||W. Mulcahy||John Nixon||Valley Farm Stable||3:05.80|
|1906||Inferno||4||Ted Koerner||Barry Littlefield||Joseph E. Seagram||3:02.00|
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