Toronto Cup Stakes

The Toronto Cup Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race run annually on turf at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Run in early July, the race is open to three-year-olds and is run over a distance of 1+18 miles (9 furlongs) on turf.

Toronto Cup Stakes
Ungraded Stakes race
LocationWoodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Race information
Distance1+18 miles (9 furlongs)

Inaugurated in 1890 as the Toronto Cup Handicap at the Old Woodbine Racetrack, it was raced on dirt and open to older horses until 1935. From inception through 1898 it was raced at 1+14 miles, then from 1899 to 1934 at 1+18 miles. There was no race in 1918 and 1919 and was suspended in 1935 then revived in 1953 restricted to three-year-olds and competed at a distance of 1+116 miles on dirt. Since 1958 the race has been run on the turf with the exception of 1968 when it had to be switched to the main dirt track. In 1987 the turf race was modified to its present 1+18 miles except for 1994 when it was held at the Fort Erie Racetrack and run at its old 1+116-mile distance.

The race was run in two divisions in 1983, 1986, and 1999.


Speed record:

  • 1:47.00 – Skybound (1997) (at current distance of 1+18 miles on turf)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 11 – Sam-Son Farm (1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 7 – Todd Kabel (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 7 – Mark Frostad (1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007)


2018 March to the Arch Gary Boulanger Mark Casse Live Oak Plantation 1:48.07
2017 Final Copy Rafael Hernández Roger Attfield Chiefswood Stables 1:49.24
2016 Conquest Daddyo Patrick Husbands Mark Casse Conquest Stables 1:47.12
2015 Conquest Pacemaker Eurica Rosa Da Silva Mark Casse Conquest Stables 1:46.08
2014 Lafontaine Steven Ronald Bahen Elizabeth Charalambous Cudney Stables 1:48.86
2013 Five Iron Luis Contreras Brian Lynch Fred M. Allor 1:47.41
2012 Patrioticandproud Eurico da Silva Mark Casse Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners/Barber 1:48.33
2011 Clement Rock Luis Contreras Mark Casse Melnyk Racing Stables 1:46.98
2010 Stormy Lord James McAleney Ian Black Hat Trick Stable/Kinghaven Farms 1:49.62
2009 Crown Isle Emma-Jayne Wilson John Charalambous Uphill Stable 1:48.86
2008 Secret Getaway Emma-Jayne Wilson Michael Stidham Sand and Cee Stables 1:52.54
2007 Windward Islands Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:49.58
2006 French Beret Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:51.03
2005 T.D. Vance Todd Kabel H. Graham Motion Courtlandt Farms 1:51.39
2004 Silver Ticket Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:47.35
2003 Mobil Todd Kabel Mike Keogh Bruno Schickedanz 1:49.15
2002 Portcullis Slade Callaghan Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:47.98
2001 Strut The Stage Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:47.91
2000 Think Red Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:48.76
1999 Appalachian Chief Richard Dos Ramos James M. Dalton William A. Sorokolit Sr. 1:47.22
1999 Zanetti David Clark James E. Day John R. Piconi 1:47.88
1998 Ragged Kingdom David Clark Josie Carroll Eaton Hall Farm 1:47.40
1997 Skybound Emile Ramsammy Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm 1:47.00
1996 Ok by Me Cornelio Velásquez John B. Bond Rudlein Stable/Clifton Jr. 1:47.40
1995 All Firmed Up Robert Landry Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:49.40
1994 St. Clair Winger Robert King Jr. Ann Kuti T. J. Molony 1:45.20
1993 Goes On Ray Sabourin W. Lawrence W. Clayton 1:47.60
1992 Beverlee Hills Doc Ray Sabourin Phil Gracey S & G Racing Stable 1:47.40
1991 Rainbows For Life Jack Lauzon James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:50.60
1990 Thunder Regent Sandy Hawley Vincent E. Tesoro Douglas Wilkinson 1:47.00
1989 Charlie Barley Robin Platts Grant Pearce King Caledon Farm 1:48.40
1988 Smart Lord Robin Platts Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 1:47.00
1987 Duckpower Dave Penna James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:50.80
1986 Carotene Richard Dos Ramos David R. Bell Kinghaven Farms 1:44.40
1986 No Louder Jeffrey Fell James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:42.60
1985 Imperial Choice Irwin Driedger James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:42.60
1984 Hurontario Irwin Driedger Emile Allain Helen Stollery 1:42.20
1983 Kingsbridge Robin Platts John J. Tammaro Jr. Kinghaven Farm 1:45.00
1983 Pax Nobiscum Dan Beckon Dinny Day Kingfield Farm 1:45.60
1982 Son of Briartic Paul Souter Jerry G. Lavigne Paddockhurst Stable 1:43.40
1981 Frost King Lloyd Duffy Bill Marko T. Smith & B. Marko 1:44.80
1980 Allan Blue Joey Belowus Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:44.00
1979 Coup de Chance Paul Souter Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:42.40
1978 Lucky Colonel S. Sandy Hawley Donnie Walker Conn Smythe 1:43.40
1977 Strategic Command Jeffrey Fell Jerry C. Meyer Grovetree Stable et al. 1:43.80
1976 Military Bearing Avelino Gomez James C. Bentley J. D. Corcoran 1:43.00
1975 Mystery Time William Parsons Lyle O. Anderson S. Douglas 1:43.20
1974 Sam's Own William McMahon Jerry C. Meyer Mr. & Mrs. S. Shapiro 1:46.60
1973 Quil's Boy Sandy Hawley Jerry C. Meyer Shefry Farm 1:45.00
1972 Presidial John LeBlanc William Reeves Windfields Farm 1:44.00
1971 Speedy Zephyr Herb Hinojosa Les Lear Charles I. Rathgeb 1:42.60
1970 Croquemitaine Sandy Hawley Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:42.80
1969 Jumpin Joseph Avelino Gomez Warren Beasley Warren Beasley 1:44.20
1968 Big Blunder James Fitzsimmons Arthur H. Warner Lanson Farm 1:44.20
1967 Gilmore Richard Grubb Roy Johnson Golden West Farm 1:55.80
1966 Ice Water Avelino Gomez Lou Cavalaris Jr. Gardiner Farm 1:44.20
1965 Victorian Era Avelino Gomez Lou Cavalaris Jr. A. Case 1:48.20
1964 Return Trip James Fitzsimmons Roy Johnson Golden West Farm 1:44.20
1964 Arctic Hills Herb Dalton W. Moorhead Vernon G. Cardy 1:44.20
1963 Belfort Donald Hale John Passero S. J. Santangelo 1:44.40
1962 Burnt Roman John R. Adams K. Nicholds Keane & Waggoner 1:48.00
1961 Recitatif John R. Adams Carl F. Chapman T. Davis Jr. 1:48.60
1960 Hidden Treasure Al Coy John Passero William R. Beasley 1:44.80
1959 Anita's Son Hugo Dittfach Arthur H. Warner Lanson Farm 1:43.00
1958 Foxy Phil C. O'Brien Arthur H. Warner Lanson Farm 1:46.80
1957 Pink Velvet Ernie Warme John Passero William R. Beasley 1:45.00
1956 Censor Avelino Gomez Gordon J. McCann Winifred Taylor 1:47.00
1955 Momus L. Richards V. Scott North Downs Farm 1:45.00
1954 Queen's Own B. Albert Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 1:44.60
1953 Navy Page Jose Vina Gordon J. McCann E. P. Taylor 1:44.40
1934 Hokuao Frank Mann Frank Gilpin W. I. Newmarch 1:52.20
1933 Broadway Lights J. Mattioli S. White T. McCarthy 1:52.40
1932 Tred Avon James H. Burke William Irvine Sylvester W. Labrot 1:55.60
1931 Frisius Anthony Pascuma George Tappen Belair Stud Stable 1:53.40
1930 Son O' Battle John Maiben Thomas H. McCreery J. Frederic Byers 1:52.00
1929 Sunfire Roger Leonard Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 1:51.60
1928 Sunfire John Callahan Thomas J. Healey Richard T. Wilson Jr. 1:52.00
1927 Display Louis Schaefer Thomas J. Healey Walter J. Salmon Sr. 1:52.40
1926 Joy Smoke James H. Butwell William Irvine Edward F. Whitney 1:53.00
1925 Wilderness J. D. Mooney J. Pryce Richard T. Wilson Jr. 1:52.60
1924 Digit T. Wilson William H. Bringloe Seagram Stable 1:55.20
1923 Spot Cash Fred J. Stevens James W. Healy Harry Payne Whitney 1:51.40
1922 Golden Sphere John McTaggart William H. Bringloe Seagram Stable 1:51.40
1921 My Dear Thomas Parrington Fred Musante Fred Musante 1:54.60
1920 Irish Kiss L. Morris Robert A. Smith Sunnyland Stable 1:52.60
1917 Runes Thomas Parrington J. Edwards Mirasol Stable 1:51.60
1916 Runes Thomas Parrington J. Edwards Mirasol Stable 1:52.40
1915 Kingly Eddie Ambrose Michael J. Daly Mizpath Stable 1:53.00
1914 Waterbass J. Smyth W. Martin A. Turney 1:52.00
1913 Horron Clarence Turner W. Martin Amos Turney 1:52.60
1912 Star Charter Clarence Turner John F. Schorr John W. Schorr 1:52.60
1911 The Nigger Sweeney John Duffy T. R. Condran 1:52.00
1910 King James Carroll H. Shilling David J. Leary Sam Hildreth 1:53.80
1909 King James Guy Burns David J. Leary Sam Hildreth 1:56.00
1908 Clell Turney J. Bergen A. Lewis Amos Turney 1:57.80
1907 Inferno R. McDaniel Barry Littlefield Joseph E. Seagram 1:52.60
1906 Minnie Adams Nicol F. Rector F. Cook 1:52.00
1905 Tongorder Eric Walsh John Dyment Jr. Nathaniel Dyment 1:56.00
1904 Fort Hunter J. Walsh John Dyment Jr. Nathaniel Dyment 1:55.75
1903 Claude M. Daly J. Daly Michael J. Daly 1:59.00
1902 Gold Cure Daugman Frank McCabe Joseph E. Seagram 1:58.00
1901 Sannazarro Jimmy Boland William M. Hayes William M. Hayes 2:02.25
1900 Martimas Ballard Ed Whyte William Hendrie 1:57.00
1899 Satirist McIntyre Charles Boyle Joseph E. Seagram 1:56.25
1898 Mazarine Willie Knapp not found Bennington et al. 2:11.25
1897 Tragedian Sullivan Charles Boyle Joseph E. Seagram 2:11.25
1896 Maurice Blake n/a W. M. Barrick 2:14.50
1895 Saragossa Willie Knapp J. R. Walker Joseph E. Seagram 2:10.00
1894 Saragossa A. Brooker J. R. Walker Joseph E. Seagram 2:17.50
1893 Copyright Doane Michael J. Daly Michael J. Daly 2:12.00
1892 Fenelon Carter J. Hanning J. W. Smythe 2:17.50
1891 My Fellow Wise D. Higgins D. Higgins 2:12.00
1890 Banjo Shauer B. Alcock William Hendrie 2:14.75
* In 1964 there was a dead heat for first.