Natalma Stakes

Natalma Stakes
Grade III race
Natalma Stakes
Location Woodbine Racetrack
Toronto, Ontario
Inaugurated 1965
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Natalma Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Run in early September, the G III race is run at a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) on turf and is open to two-year-old fillies. Currently, it offers a purse of $150,000.

Part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, the winner of the 2008 Natalma Stakes automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. [1]

The race is named in honor of Natalma, the Virginia-bred Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame mare who was the dam of Northern Dancer, one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history.

Inaugurated in 1965, the Natalma Stakes was raced on dirt at a distance of 11/16 miles until 1968 when it was switched to the track's turf course. In 1980 the distance was modified to its present one mile.

The race was run in two divisions in 1979, 1983-1986, 1988. 1990-1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002.


Speed record:

  • 1:34.64 - Sky Alliance (2000)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 5 - Macdonald Benson (1984, 1987, 1988, 1994, 2005)

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Natalma Stakes

2011 Northern Passion Luis Contreras Mark Casse John Oxley 1:35
2010 New Normal Javier Castellano Mark Frostad Robert S Evans 1:36.51
2009 Bay to Bay David Clark Brian A. Lynch Robert Smithen 1:36.06
2008 C Karma Jono Jones Greg De Gannes Pamela Edel 1:40.74
2007 Clearly Foxy Jono Jones Mark E. Casse Charles Laloggia 1:36.12
2006 Sprung Emile Ramsammy Mark E. Casse Woodford Racing 1:35.30
2005 Arravale David Clark Macdonald Benson Robert Costigan 1:35.73
2004 Fearless Flyer Emile Ramsammy Tommy Stack J. Paul Reddam 1:34.99
2003 Pink Champagne Richard Dos Ramos John C. Kimmel Starview Stable 1:36.53
2002 One and Twenty Todd Kabel Richard Violette, Jr. Klaravich Stables 1:35.03
2002 Fortuitous Robert C. Landry H. James Bond William Clifton 1:36.94
2001 Ginger Gold Richard Dos Ramos Sid C. Attard Jim Dandy Stable 1:34.66
2001 Lush Soldier Mickey Walls David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:35.44
2000 Sky Alliance Todd Kabel Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm et al. 1:34.64
1999 Mema's Turning Red Jack Lauzon C. Smith C. Smith & P.A. Martin 1:35.82
1999 Hoh Dear Robby Albarado Thomas Amoss Craig & Kathy Beam 1:37.03
1998 Dance Diane Steven Bahen Sid C. Attard Pastorek/Suncrest/Attard 1:36.60
1998 Pico Teneriffe Na Somsanith Todd A. Pletcher Eugene Melnyk 1:36.60
1997 Joustabout Mike Luzzi Richard Violette, Jr. R. M. Evans 1:36.40
1997 Kirby's Song Todd Kabel Tino Attard Kirby Canada Farm 1:36.60
1996 Diablo's Story Todd Kabel Kathy Patton-Casse Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. 1:35.80
1995 Platinum Blonde Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Taylor/Grosso/Pray 1:38.20
1995 Mountain Affair Corey Nakatani Kathy Patton-Casse Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. 1:37.80
1994 Honolulu Gold Jack M. Lauzon Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:35.60
1994 With Care Robin Platts Macdonald Benson Augustin Stable 1:35.80
1993 Alywow Don Seymour Roger Attfield Kinghaven Farms 1:39.80
1993 In My Heart Todd Kabel Daniel J. Vella Frank Stronach 1:40.00
1992 All An Angel Brian Swatuk James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:45.20
1992 Foxy Ferdie Dave Penna David R. Bell John A. Franks 1:45.20
1991 Morriston Belle Richard Dos Ramos Debbie England Paula J. Tucker 1:37.20
1991 Buckys Solution Sandy Hawley Tino Attard Elizabeth A. Farr 1:37.20
1990 Dance Smartly Sandy Hawley James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:39.40
1990 Radiant Ring Sandy Hawley James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:38.40
1989 Wavering Girl Dave Penna Michael J. Doyle Windhaven 1:37.40
1988 Legarto Irwin Driedger Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 1:38.20
1988 Miracles Happen P. Ravera Phil England Richard R. Kennedy 1:39.20
1987 Heretic Irwin Driedger Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 1:43.80
1986 Etherial Princess Richard Dos Ramos John Cardella Cinnamont Stable 1:45.00
1986 Ruling Angel Dave Penna James E. Day Sam-Son Farm 1:45.20
1985 Parquill Irwin Driedger George M. Carter F. & J. Cosentino 1:38.00
1985 Sweet Saree Dan Beckon Rod Wright Sherwood / Sheehan 1:38.00
1984 La Lorgnette David Clark Macdonald Benson Windfields Farm 1:38.80
1984 Bessarabian Gary Stahlbaum Michael J. Doyle Eaton Hall Farm 1:38.20
1983 Allison's Deeds John Bell Emile M. Allain Peter Fuller 1:42.60
1983 Baldski's Holiday Dan Beckon Michael J. Doyle Eaton Hall Farm 1:42.40
1982 Bemissed Frank Lovato, Jr. Woody Stephens Ryehill Farm 1:40.60
1981 Proud Lou Dan Beckon Mort Hardy Windhaven 1:37.60
1980 Rainbow Connection Gary Stahlbaum Gerry Belanger Fleetwood / Cameron 1:37.20
1979 Flightish Robin Platts John Morahan Gus Schickedanz 1:52.40
1979 Par Excellance Lloyd Duffy Jacques Dumas Knightsbridge/Greenberg 1:52.60
1978 Ocean's Answer Joey Belowus David Guitard T. & J. Bernett 1:52.60
1977 Pottahawk J. Burton Edward Mann Jim Dandy Stable 2:05.00
1976 Rumbling Roman John Bell Emile M. Allain H. & S. Monk 1:45.60
1975 Chinarie Hugo Dittfach J. Hermens Victura Farm 1:48.40
1973 Kim Sue Richard Grubb Robert S. Bateman Warren Beasley 1:47.00
1974 Ruthie's Run Hugo Dittfach Edward Mann Jim Dandy Stable 1:53.00
1972 Rome Frolic Noel Turcotte Carl F. Chapman O'Maonaigh Abu 1:51.20
1971 Hildesheim John Bell Fred H. Loschke M/M C. Schwabe 1:45.80
1970 Arctic Actress Sandy Hawley Gordon J. McCann Windfields Farm 1:50.40
1969 Fanfreluche Chris Rogers Yonnie Starr Jean-Louis Levesque 1:45.40
1968 Amber Sherry Richard Grubb Gil Rowntree Stafford Farms 1:46.60
1967 Rhythm Sal Noel Turcotte J. Brown I. Tenney 1:58.20
1966 Jammed Lovely Jim Fitzsimmons Yonnie Starr Conn Smythe 1:48.20
1965 Ice Water Avelino Gomez Lou Cavalaris, Jr. Gardiner Farm 1:45.60


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