Ontario Derby

The Ontario Derby is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually in mid-October at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. A Grade III stakes since 2012, it is open to three-year-old horses. Raced over a distance of ​1 18 miles (9 furlongs) on Tapeta, the Ontario Derby currently offers a purse of C$150,000.

Ontario Derby
Grade III race
Norcliffe by Bob Demuyser.jpg
Norcliffe, painted by Bob Demuyser (1920–2003)
LocationWoodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario
Inaugurated1972
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.woodbineentertainment.com/qct/default.asp
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceTapeta synthetic dirt
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
WeightAllowances
PurseC$150,000 (2015)[1]

Inaugurated in 1972 as the Colonel R. S. McLaughlin Handicap, the race was renamed the Ontario Derby for the 2003 running. Originally contested at ​1 316 miles, it was changed to its current ​1 18-mile distance in 1992.

RecordsEdit

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

  • 1:48.30 – Ami's Gizmo (2016) (at current distance of ​1 18 miles on Tapeta) – new track record[2]
  • 1:49.38 – Sand Cove (2008) (at current distance of ​1 18 miles on Polytrack)
  • 1:49.45 – Kiss A Native (2000) (at current distance of ​1 18 miles on natural dirt)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Ontario DerbyEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2019 Global Access Patrick Husbands Michael J. Trombetta Live Oak Plantation 1:48.24
2018 Lookin To Strike Gary Boulanger Mark E. Casse Gary Barber 1:49.30
2017 Tiz a Slam Eurico Rosa Da Silva Roger L. Attfield Chiefswood Stable 1:51.57
2016 Ami's Gizmo Luis Contreras Josie Carroll Ivan Dalos 1:48.30
2015 Lucky Lindy Robby Albarado Mark R. Frostad Augustin Stable 1:50.64
2014 Florida Won Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse Live Oak Plantation 1:50.80
2013 His Race to Win Eurico Rosa Da Silva Malcolm Pierce Sam-Son Farm 1:50.71
2012 Stealcase Patrick Husbands Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 1:50.56
2011 Derby Kitten Mike E. Smith Mike Maker Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 1:50.32
2010 Stately Victor Victor Lebron Mike Maker Thomas F. Conway 1:50.51
2009 Crown Isle Emile Ramsammy John Charalambous Uphill Stable 1:50.79
2008 Sand Cove Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Ralph Johnson 1:49.38
2007 Artie Hot Eurico Rosa Da Silva Martha Gonzalez Carlo & Lou Tucci 1:51.19
2006 Shillelagh Slew Dino Luciani Mike DePaulo David James 1:51.65
2005 Palladio Richard Dos Ramos Roger Attfield Haras Santa Maria de Araras 1:50.67
2004 A Bit O'Gold Jono Jones Catherine Day Phillips The Two Bit Racing Stable 1:53.18
2003 Mobil Todd Kabel Michael Keogh Gus Schickedanz 1:51.99
2002 Early Wisdom Jake Barton Barb Pirie Ken & Mike Ham 1:52.19
2001 Win City Constant Montpellier Robert P.Tiller Frank DiGiulio, Jr. 1:51.54
2000 Kiss A Native Mickey Walls David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:49.45
1999 Wonneberg Emile Ramsammy Michael Keogh Gus Schickedanz 1:50.71
1998 Ski Maker Jim McAleney Arthur Silvera J. Karalakis/T. Almbanis 1:50.60
1997 John The Magician Steve Bahen John A. Ross R.M.C. Stable 1:52.00
1996 Stephanotis Mickey Walls Barbara J. Minshall Minshall Farms 1:51.60
1995 Kiridashi Larry Attard Barbara J. Minshall Minshall Farms 1:50.40
1994 Nice To Know Robert Landry Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:51.40
1993 Bronze Basque Mickey Walls Vito Armata Audre Cappuccitti 1:50.60
1992 Vying Victor Robin Platts Ian Jory M/M Marvin Malmuth 1:51.20
1991 Majesterian Sandy Hawley Willard C. Freeman John W. Meriwether 1:58.80
1990 Sezwhat Brian Swatuk Sam DiPasquale Steve Wong 1:58.80
1989 Domasca Dan Sandy Hawley Robert P. Tiller Frank DiGiulio Sr. & Jr. 1:57.60
1988 Derf Jack Lauzon Michael Tammaro Clocker / Sunlight 1:58.60
1987 Duckpower Larry Attard James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:59.40
1986 Lover's Cross Robin Platts Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:57.60
1985 Old Gun Powder Lloyd Duffy Jerry G. Lavigne Paddockhurst Stable 2:00.80
1984 Ten Gold Pots Dan Beckon Gil Rowntree B. K. Y. Stable 1:58.20
1983 Canadian Factor Gary Stahlbaum Phil England Frank Stronach 1:58.60
1982 Abruzzi Dancer Richard Grubb Jacques Dumas F. & P. D'Andrea 1:57.20
1981 Frost King Lloyd Duffy Bill Marko Ted Smith/Bill Marko 2:00.00
1980 Driving Home Rick Hedge Gil Rowntree CFCW Racing Stable 1:56.20
1979 Port Master Joey Belowus Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 2:00.60
1978 Knight's Turn John Bell Emile M. Allain Terfloth Farm 1:57.40
1977 Pro Consul Sandy Hawley Brian Ottaway George McCullough 2:03.00
1976 Norcliffe Jeffrey Fell Roger Attfield Norcliffe Stable 1:58.80
1975 L'Enjoleur Sandy Hawley Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:57.20
1974 Runnin Roman Chris Rogers Arthur H. Warner Sam-Son Farm 1:55.80
1973 Come In Dad W. Green Conrad Cohen Harvey Tenenbaum 1:56.60
1972 Nice Dancer Sandy Hawley Jerry G. Lavigne Tom Morton / Harlequin 1:56.40
* In 1996 Steady Climb finished first but was disqualified and set back to second place.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ontario Derby Stakes Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Chart for 2016 Ontario Derby". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016.

External linksEdit