Summer Stakes

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Summer Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Inaugural Race: 1953
  • Distance: 1 mile (8 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Two Year Olds
  • 2023 Purse: $500,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Saturday, September 16th

2023 Summer Stakes Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
2
Carson's Run
Dylan Davis / Christophe Clement
$8.60 / $3.80 / $3.10
3
My Boy Prince
Joel Rosario / Mark E. Casse
$3.80 / $3.40
5
Go With Gusto
Sahin Civaci / Mark E. Casse
$5.90
4
Tunechi
Emma-Jayne Wilson / Barbara J. Minshall
1
Souper Attentive
Patrick Husbands / Mark E. Casse
8
Western Whirl
Rico W. Walcott / Stuart C. Simon
11
King of the Track
Rafael Manuel Hernandez / Mark E. Casse
7
Airosa
John R. Velazquez / Kevin Attard
9
Bucyk
Kazushi Kimura / Kevin Attard

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (2-3) Paid: $14.70
  • $0.20 Trifecta (2-3-5) Paid: $15.14
  • $0.20 Superfecta (2-3-5-4) Paid: $149.25

Watch the 2023 Summer Stakes

Summer Stakes Race History

The Summer Stakes is Grade I horse race run at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Inaugurated in 1953 at Fort Erie Racetrack, the race has been contested at 5 furlongs, 5 1/2 furlongs, and 8 furlongs (its current length). Notable previous winners include U.S. Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Dreaming of Anna (2006) and 3 time Canadian Champion Rainbows for Life (1990).

Canadian Hall of Fame jockey Robin Platts has won the race a record 6 times, a record he has held since his last win in 1988. Renowned trainer James E. Day has notched a record eight wins in his career (1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, and 1993).

Winning the race earns that horse entry into the Breeders Cup' Juvenile Turf as part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series.

Summer Stakes Past Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Carson's Run
Dylan Davis / Christophe Clement
8 F / 1:35.70
2022
Mysterious Night (IRE)
William T. Buick / Charles Appleby
8 F / 1:34.98
2021
Albahr (GB)
Frankie Dettori / Charles Appleby
8 F / 1:35.77
2020
Gretzky The Great
Kazushi Kimura / Mark E. Casse
8 F / 1:34.53
2019
Decorated Invader
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Christophe Clement
8 F / 1:36.34
2018
Fog of War
Javier Castellano / Chad C. Brown
8 F / 1:33.90
2017
Untamed Domain
Joe Bravo / H. Graham Motion
8 F / 1:34.73
2016
Good Samaritan
Joel Rosario / William Mott
8 F / 1:34.38
2015
Conquest Daddyo
Joe Bravo / Mark E. Casse
8 F / 1:36.61
2014
Conquest Typhoon
Patrick Husbands / Mark E. Casse
8 F / 1:41.10