|Grade I race|
|Location|| Woodbine Racetrack |
|Race type||Thoroughbred – Flat racing|
|Website||RICOH WOODBINE MILE|
|Distance||1 mile (8 furlongs)|
|Qualification||Three-year-olds and up|
The Woodbine Mile is a Grade I stakes race on turf for Thoroughbred racehorses three years old and up held annually in mid September at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. Currently sponsored by Ricoh, the Woodbine Mile offers a purse of C$800,000, a reduction from the previous purse of $1,000,000 (1999–2016).
Part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, the winner of the Woodbine Mile automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Mile.
The inaugural race in 1988 was sponsored by Molson Breweries with a purse of $750,000 and run as the Molson Export Challenge, reflecting the name of the company's flagship beer. It was changed to the Molson Export Million when the purse was increased to $1 million. In 1999, under new sponsorship it was renamed and raced as the Atto Mile until 2006.
Since inception, the race has been run at three different distances:
Originally restricted to three-year-olds on the dirt, with the modification to one mile on turf in 1997 the race was also made open to older horses. As a result of the change from dirt to turf, the race was ungraded in 1997 and 1998.
In 2005, the Brazilian horse, Leroidesanimaux, set the record for the largest margin of victory at seven and three-quarter lengths while carrying the highest weight of any winner in the race's history at 124 pounds.
In 2009, Ventura became the first female to win this race in 13 years. In the process, she also set the record time of 1:32.04.Wise Dan broke this record in 2013 while becoming the first two-time winner of the race.
Most wins by an owner:
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by a trainer:
|2020||Starship Jubilee||7||Justin Stein||Kevin Attard||Blue Heaven Farm||1:32.06|
|2019||El Tormenta||4||Eurico Rosa da Silva||Gail Cox||Sam-Son Farm||1:32.60|
|2018||Oscar Performance||4||José L. Ortiz||Brian A. Lynch||Amerman Racing LLC||1:33.12|
|2017||World Approval||5||John R. Velazquez||Mark Casse||Live Oak Plantation||1:33.05|
|2016||Tepin||5||Julien Leparoux||Mark Casse||Robert Masterson||1:34.13|
|2015||Mondialiste (IRE)||5||Feargal Lynch||David O'Meara||Sandra & Geoff Turnbull||1:36.66|
|2014||Trade Storm (GB)||6||Jamie Spencer||David Simcock||Qatar Racing||1:36.87|
|2013||Wise Dan||6||John R. Velazquez||Charles Lopresti||Morton Fink||1:31.75|
|2012||Wise Dan||5||John R. Velazquez||Charles Lopresti||Morton Fink||1:34.07|
|2011||Turallure||4||Julien Leparoux||Charles Lopresti||4-D Stables||1:34.92|
|2010||Court Vision||5||Robby Albarado||Richard E. Dutrow Jr.||IEAH Stables & Resolute Group Stables||1:34.62|
|2009||Ventura||5||Garrett Gomez||Robert J. Frankel||Juddmonte Farms||1:32.04|
|2008||Rahy's Attorney||4||Slade Callaghan||Ian Black||Ellie Boje Farm et al.||1:36.14|
|2007||Shakespeare||6||Garrett Gomez||Kiaran McLaughlin||Dell Ridge Farm / W. Schettine||1:33.58|
|2006||Becrux||4||Patrick Valenzuela||Neil D. Drysdale||Team Valor, Gary Barber||1:33.99|
|2005||Leroidesanimaux||5||John R. Velazquez||Robert J. Frankel||T N T Stud||1:35.08|
|2004||Soaring Free||5||Todd Kabel||Mark Frostad||Sam-Son Farm||1:32.72|
|2003||Touch of the Blues||6||Kent Desormeaux||Neil D. Drysdale||Gainsborough Farm||1:33.39|
|2002||Good Journey||6||Pat Day||Wallace Dollase||Flaxman Holdings & M. Jarvis||1:33.27|
|2001||Numerous Times||4||Patrick Husbands||Sid Attard||Committee Stable||1:32.79|
|2000||Riviera||6||John R. Velazquez||Robert J. Frankel||Edmund A. Gann||1:33.18|
|1999||Quiet Resolve †||4||Robert Landry||Mark Frostad||Sam-Son Farm||1:33.19|
|1998||Labeeb||6||Kent Desormeaux||Neil D. Drysdale||Gainsborough Farm||1:33.00|
|1997||Geri||5||Chris Antley||William I. Mott||Allen E. Paulson||1:36.20|
|1996||Skip Away||3||Shane Sellers||Sonny Hine||Carolyn Hine||1:49.00|
|1995||Peaks and Valleys||3||Julie Krone||Jim Day||Pin Oak Stable||1:50.00|
|1994||Dramatic Gold||3||Corey Nakatani||David Hofmans||Golden Eagle Farm||1:49.80|
|1993||Peteski||3||Craig Perret||Roger Attfield||Earle I. Mack||1:49.20|
|1992||Benburb||3||Richard Dos Ramos||Phil England||Knob Hill Stable||1:51.60|
|1991||Dance Smartly||3||Pat Day||Jim Day||Sam-Son Farm||1:49.20|
|1990||Izvestia||3||Don Seymour||Roger Attfield||Kinghaven Farms||2:01.60|
|1989||Prized||3||Ed Delahoussaye||Neil D. Drysdale||Team Valor||2:02.00|
|1988||Ballindaggin||3||José A. Santos||John O. Hertler||George Layman Jr.||2:04.60|
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