Cup and Saucer Stakes

The Cup and Saucer Stakes is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse race held annually in October at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Open to two-year-old horses foaled in Canada, it is currently run at a distance of 11/16 miles on turf. The race was known as Mrs. Orpen's Cup and Saucer Handicap until 1947 and then the Orpen Cup and Saucer Handicap from 1947 to 1949.

Raced from 1937 to 1952 on dirt at a distance of 1 mile 70 yards at Toronto's now defunct Long Branch Racetrack, World War II consolidations saw the race shifted to the Dufferin Racetrack from 1943 to 1945 before returning to Long Branch in 1946. In 1953 the racing distance was increased to 11/16 miles and remained at that distance after moving to the new Woodbine Racetrack in 1956. Converted to a turf race in 1959, the Cup and Saucer was raced at 1⅛ miles from 1973 to 1982 but then reverted to its 11/16 miles in 1983.

Along with its dirt race counterpart, the Coronation Futurity Stakes, the Cup and Saucer Stakes is the richest race for two-year-olds foaled in Canada.

The 1963 running was notable for who did not win as the future U.S. and Canadian Hall Of Famer Northern Dancer finished second.

In the 1980s, Sam-Son Farm and their trainer James E. "Jim" Day came to dominate this event.

Read more about Cup And Saucer Stakes:  Records, Winners of The Cup and Saucer Stakes

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