Canada's graded racing calendar

The following table contains the most important races currently held in Canada. Please note that the particular dates and especially the order of the races can vary from year to year.

Also, Canada is specific for its restrictions of top races. All classic races are restricted to Canadian-breds, and thus non-graded; many listed races are restricted too, either to Canadian-breds - these races are assigned as 'Can rest' in the list, or Ontario-breds (or technically, sired by Ontario stallions) - assigned as 'Ont rest'. Aside from dirt and turf, the sign 'tp' stands for Woodbine tapeta surface, in various materials noted as all weather track or polytrack.

Colour distinction:
Tracks:

Wood - Woodbine, Has - Hastings Park

MonthGr.RaceTrackDistSurf.AgeSexRest.Notes
Jacques Cartier Stakes, LR, 6f tp, 4yo+, Wood
AprilG3Whimsical StakesWoodbine6 furlongstp4+f
Ballade Stakes, BT, 6f tp, 3yo+f Ont rest, Wood
Star Shoot Stakes, LR, 6f tp, 3yof, Wood
Woodstock Stakes, LR, 6f tp, 3yo, Wood
New Providence Stakes, 6f tp, 3yo+ Ont rest, Wood
Wando Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yo, Wood
Lady Angela Stakes, BT, 7f tp, 3yof Ont rest, Wood
MayG3Vigil StakesWoodbine7 furlongstp4+
MayG3Hendrie StakesWoodbine6.5 furlongstp4+f
MayG3Marine StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp3
MayG3Selene StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp3f
Queenston Stakes, BT, 7f tp, 3yo Can rest, Wood
Fury Stakes, BT, 7f tp, 3yof Can rest, Wood
Steady Growth Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yo+ Ont rest, Wood
MayG2Eclipse StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp4+
MayG2Nassau StakesWoodbine1 milet3+f
Sweet Briar Too Stakes, BT, 7f tp, Wood
JuneG2Connaught Cup StakesWoodbine7 furlongst4+
Bold Ruckus Stakes, BT, 7f t, 3yo Ont rest, Woodb
Alywow Stakes, BT, 6.5f t, 3yof, Wood
Plate Trial Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yo Can rest, Wood
JuneWoodbine OaksWoodbine1 1/8 milestp3fCAN1. leg of the Triple Tiara
Achievement Stakes, BT, 6f tp, 3yo+ Ont rest, Wood
Trillium Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yo+f, Wood
Nandi Stakes, BT, 5.5f tp, 2yof Ont rest, Wood
Frost King Stakes, BT, 5.5f tp, 2yo Ont rest, Wood
Zadracarta Stakes, BT, 7f t, 3yo+f Ont rest, Wood
JulyG3Dominion Day StakesWoodbine1 1/4 milestp3+
Passing Mood Stakes, BT, 7f t, 3yof Ont rest, Wood
JulyG2King Edward StakesWoodbine1 milet3+
JulyG2Highlander StakesWoodbine6 furlongst3+Queen's Plate undercard
Charlie Barley Stakes, BT, 1m t, 3yo, WoodQueen's Plate undercard
JulyG3Singspiel StakesWoodbine1 1/2 milest3+Queen's Plate undercard
JulyG2Dance Smartly StakesWoodbine1 1/8 milest3+fQueen's Plate undercard
JulyQueen's PlateWoodbine1 1/4 milestp3CAN1. leg of the Triple Crown
JulyBison City StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp3fCAN2. leg of the Triple Tiara
Ontario Damsel Stakes, BT, 1m t, 3yof Ont rest, Wood
Victoria Stakes, LR, 6f tp, 2yo, Wood
JulyG3Ontario Matron StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp3+f
Deputy Minister Stakes, BT, 7f tp, 3yo Ont res, Wood
My Dear Stakes, LR, 6f tp, 2yof, Wood
JulyG3Bold Venture StakesWoodbine6.5 furlongstp3+
Toronto Cup Stakes, LR, 1 1/8m t, 3yo, Wood
JulyG2Nijinsky StakesWoodbine1 1/8 milest3+
July Prince of Wales StakesFort Erie1 3/16 milesd3CAN2. leg of the Triple Crown
Eternal Search Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yof Ont rest, Wood
Victoriana Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m t, 3yo+f Ont rest, Wood
JulyG3Royal North StakesWoodbine6 furlongst3+f
AugustG3Seagram Cup StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp3+
Shepperton Stakes, BT, 6.5f tp, 3yo+ Ont rest, Wood
Duchess Stakes, LR, 7f tp, 3yof
AugustWonder Where StakesWoodbine1 1/4 milest3fCAN3. leg of the Triple Tiara
Shady Well Stakes, BT, 6.5f t, 2yof Ont rest, Wood
Vandal Stakes, BT, 6.5f t, 2yo Ont rest, Wood
AugustG2Play the King StakesWoodbine7 furlongst3+
AugustG2Sky Classic StakesWoodbine1 1/4 milest3+
AugustBreeders' StakesWoodbine1 1/2 milest3CAN3. leg of the Triple Crown
AugustG3Canadian DerbyNorthlands Park1 3/8 milesd3
Flaming Page Stakes, BT, 1 1/2m t, 3yo+, Wood
AugustG3Seaway StakesWoodbine7 furlongstp3+f
La Prevoyante Stakes, BT, 1m t, 3yof Ont rest, Wood
Halton Stakes, BT, 1m t, 3yo+, Can rest, WoodCTHS Yearling Sales Stakes
Elgin Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yocg Can rest, WoodCTHS Yearling Sales Stakes
Kenora Stakes, BT, 6f tp, 3yo+ Can rest, WoodCTHS Yearling Sales Stakes
Muskoka Stakes, BT, 6.5f tp, 2yof Can rest, WoodCTHS Yearling Sales Stakes
Simcoe Stakes, BT, 6.5f tp, 2yocg Can rest, WoodCTHS Yearling Sales Stakes
Algoma Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yo+f Can rest, WoodCTHS Yearling Sales Stakes
La Lorgnette Stakes, LR, 1 1/16m tp, 3yof, Wood
Jammed Lovely Stakes, BT, 7f tp, 3yo Ont rest, Wood
Belle Mahone Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yo+f Wood
King Corrie Stakes, BT, 6.5f, tp, 3yo, Wood
Ontario Debutante Stakes, LR, 6f tp, 2yof Wood
British Columbia Oaks, LR, 1 1/8m, 3yof, Has
Etobicoke Stakes, BT, 6f tp, 3yof, Wood
SeptemberG3British Columbia DerbyHastings Park1 1/8 milesd3
Ontario Jockey Club Stakes, BT, 6f tp, 3yo+, Wood
Colin Stakes, LR, 6f tp, 2yo, Wood
SeptemberG3Ontario DerbyWoodbine1 1/8 milestp3
SeptemberG2Canadian StakesWoodbine1 1/8 milest3+fWoodbine Mile undercard
SeptemberG1Northern Dancer Turf StakesWoodbine1 1/2 milest3+ex Niagara Handicap; Woodbine Mile undercard
SeptemberG1Woodbine MileWoodbine1 milet3+ex Molton Export Challenge, 1999 - 2006 Atto Mile
SeptemberG2Summer StakesWoodbine1 milet2
SeptemberG2Natalma StakesWoodbine1 milet2f
SeptemberG3Durham Cup StakesWoodbine1 1/8 milestp3+
SeptemberG3Ontario Colleen StakesWoodbine1 milet3f
Jack Diamond Futurity, BT, 6.5f d, 2yocg Can rest, Has
Sadie Diamond Futurity, BT, 6.5f d, 2yof Can rest, Has
Classy 'n Smart Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yo+f Ont rest, Wood
Kingarvie Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 2yo Ont rest, Wood
South Ocean Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 2yof Ont rest, Wood
OctoberG3British Columbia Premier's HandicapHastings Park1 3/8 milesd3+
OctoberG3Ballerina StakesHastings Park1 1/8 milesd3+f
Vice Regent Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yo Ont rest, Wood
OctoberG3Mazarine StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp2f
OctoberG3Grey StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp2
Bull Page Stakes, BT, 6f tp, 2yocg Ont rest, Wood
Ruling Angel Stakes, BT, 6.5f tp, 3yof, Wood
OctoberG3Ontario Fashion StakesWoodbine6 furlongstp3+f
OctoberG2Nearctic StakesWoodbine6 furlongst3+Canadian International undercard
OctoberG1E.P. Taylor StakesWoodbine1 1/4 milest3+fCanadian International undercard
OctoberG1Canadian International StakesWoodbine1 1/4 milest3+
Bunty Lawless Stakes, BT, 1m t, 3yo Ont rest, Wood
OctoberCup And Saucer StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milest2CAN
Fanfreluche Stakes, BT, 6f tp, 2yof Ont rest, Wood
Carotene Stakes, BT, 1 1/8m t, 3yof Ont rest, Wood
Overskate Stakes, BT, 7f tp, 3yo+ Ont rest, Wood
Victorian Queen Stakes, BT, 6f tp, 2yof Ont rest, Wood
River Memories Stakes, BT, 1m t, 3yo+f, Wood
Clarendon Stakes, BT, 6f tp, 2yo Ont rest, Wood
NovemberG3Maple Leaf StakesWoodbine1 1/4 milestp3+f
Labeeb Stakes, BT, 1m t, 3yo+, Wood
NovemberG2Autumn StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp3+
NovemberPrincess Elizabeth StakesWoodbine1 1/16 milestp2fCAN
NovemberCoronation FuturityWoodbine1 1/8 milestp2CAN
Glorious Song Stakes, LR, 7f tp, 2yo, Wood
NovemberG2Bessarabian StakesWoodbine7 furlongstp3+f
NovemberG2Kennedy Road StakesWoodbine6 furlongstp3+
Sir Barton Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m tp, 3yo+ Ont rest, Wood
Swynford Stakes, LR, 6f tp, 2yo, Wood
Ontario Lassie Stakes, BT, 1 1/16m, 2yof Ont rest, Wood
Display Stakes, LR, 1 1/16m tp, 2yo, Wood
DecemberG3Valedictory StakesWoodbine1 3/4 milestp3+