Woodbine Mile

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 Woodbine Mile Race Facts

  • Location: Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Inaugural Race: 1988
  • Distance: 1 mile (8 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three Year Olds and up
  • 2021 Purse: $1,000,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Saturday, September 18th

2021 Woodbine Mile Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
1Town CruiseDaisuke Fukumoto / Brandon Evan Greer$19.30 / $10.10 / $6.10
10Space Traveller (GB)David Moran / Brendan P. Walsh$10.20 / $6.30
7Raging Bull (FR)Lanfranco Dettori / Chad C. Brown$3.70
3March to the ArchPatrick Husbands / Mark E. Casse
4Ride a CometAntonio A. Gallardo / Mark E. Casse
9Duke of Hazzard (FR)Kazushi Kimura / Paul F. Cole
5Set Piece (GB)Joel Rosario / Brad H. Cox
2Olympic RunnerRafael Manuel Hernandez / Mark E. Casse
8Avie's FlatterLuis Contreras / Josie Carroll
6Change of ControlColby J. Hernandez / Michelle Lovell

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Exacta (1-10) Paid: $96.55
  • $0.50 Trifecta (1-10-7) Paid: $176.63
  • $0.10 Superfecta (1-10-7-3) Paid: $1,198.76

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Woodbine Mile Race History

Established in 1988, the Woodbine Mile is run each year at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. The race regularly fields some of the best turf horses, with many winners also counting Champion Turf Horse awards among their career accomplishments. Among the past winners and Champion Turf Horses include Izvestia, Quiet Resolve, Soaring Free, Leroidesanimaux, Rahy’s Attorney, Wise Dan (2 time race winner and champion), Tepin (2 time champion), World Approval, and Starship Jubilee.

With is back to back wins in 2012 and 2013, Wise Dan is the only horse that has notched more than one win at the Woodbine. His wins came in his spectacular five and six-year-old seasons where he was not only named American Champion Male Turf Horse, but also American Champion Older Male Horse and American Horse of the Year. To this day, he is the only horse to win the same three Eclipse Awards in consecutive years.

Jockey John R. Velazquez has recorded a record five wins at the Woodbine Mile, while Neil D. Drysdale holds a record four wins himself.

As part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge, horses that take home first place gain automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

Woodbine Mile Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2021Town CruiseDaisuke Fukumoto / Brandon Evan Greer1 M / 1:35.14
2020Starship JubileeJustin Stein / Kevin Attard1 M / 1:32.06
2019El TormentaEurico Rosa da Silva / Gail Cox1 M / 1:32.60
2018Oscar PerformanceJosé L. Ortiz / Brian A. Lynch1 M / 1:33.12
2017World ApprovalJohn R. Velazquez / Mark Casse1 M / 1:33.05
2016TepinJulien Leparoux / Mark Casse1 M / 1:34.13
2015Mondialiste (IRE)Feargal Lynch / David O'Meara1 M / 1:36.66
2014Trade Storm (GB)Jamie Spencer / David Simcock1 M / 1:36.87
2013Wise DanJohn R. Velazquez / Charles Lopresti1 M / 1:31.75
2012Wise DanJohn R. Velazquez / Charles Lopresti1 M / 1:34.07
2011TurallureJulien Leparoux / Charles Lopresti1 M / 1:34.92
2010Court VisionRobby Albarado / Richard E. Dutrow Jr.1 M / 1:34.62
2009VenturaGarrett Gomez / Robert J. Frankel1 M / 1:32.04
2008Rahy's AttorneySlade Callaghan / Ian Black1 M / 1:36.14
2007ShakespeareGarrett Gomez / Kiaran McLaughlin1 M / 1:33.58
2006BecruxPatrick Valenzuela / Neil D. Drysdale1 M / 1:33.99
2005LeroidesanimauxJohn R. Velazquez / Robert J. Frankel1 M / 1:35.08
2004Soaring FreeTodd Kabel / Mark Frostad1 M / 1:32.72
2003Touch of the BluesKent Desormeaux / Neil D. Drysdale1 M / 1:33.39
2002Good JourneyPat Day / Wallace Dollase1 M / 1:33.27
2001Numerous TimesPatrick Husbands / Sid Attard1 M / 1:32.79
2000RivieraJohn R. Velazquez / Robert J. Frankel1 M / 1:33.18
1999Quiet Resolve †Robert Landry / Mark Frostad1 M / 1:33.19
1998LabeebKent Desormeaux / Neil D. Drysdale1 M / 1:33.00
1997GeriChris Antley / William I. Mott1 M / 1:36.20
1996Skip AwayShane Sellers / Sonny Hine1 1/8 M / 1:49.00
1995Peaks and ValleysJulie Krone / Jim Day1 1/8 M / 1:50.00
1994Dramatic GoldCorey Nakatani / David Hofmans1 1/8 M / 1:49.80
1993PeteskiCraig Perret / Roger Attfield1 1/8 M / 1:49.20
1992BenburbRichard Dos Ramos / Phil England1 1/8 M / 1:51.60
1991Dance SmartlyPat Day / Jim Day1 1/8 M / 1:49.20
1990IzvestiaDon Seymour / Roger Attfield1 1/4 M / 2:01.60
1989PrizedEd Delahoussaye / Neil D. Drysdale1 1/4 M / 2:02.00
1988BallindagginJosé A. Santos / John O. Hertler1 1/4 M / 2:04.60